This was exciting for Lila since, “Lila help?” is heard constantly ’round these parts. This kid likes to grab her footstool and wing it over to any counter top she can barely get her head over in order to help.
“Lila, wanna make some cookies?”
On goes the apron.
Yep. Her hair is really that messy.
Weekends be crazy up in here.
She’s actually smiling. She was so pumped. “They are letting me SIT on the counter. I am MIXING some food. I am WEARING my apron. MY LIFE IS INCREDIBLE.” (That’s an exact quote.)
She had been waiting to use her mini-rolling pin for quite some time. Actually, that’s not true. I had been waiting for her to use it. It was gifted to her when she was like 6 months old. Her
lazy busy Momma just had to find the right time to use it.
“Shall I taste some flour?”
“Yum. The forbidden flour is goooood. I will not make eye contact. Nothing will deter me from eating copious amounts of flour throughout this entire process.”
(Another exact quote.)
Enough of the smiling. Back.to.business.
Lila LOVED using her mini spatula to move the cookies from the counter to the baking sheet/tray.
(Whenever we bake/cook, I miss all of my kitchen equipment that has been sitting in storage in Ohio for over 5 years. Dear stand-up yellow Kitchen Aid Mixer, I miss you. Dear All Clad pots and pans, I miss you. Dear Longaberger pottery, I miss you. Dear air-bake baking sheets, I miss you. Thank God I brought my avocado slicer to Cabo, though. I use it all the time.)
The fruits of her labor.
The outtake made me smile. Lila? There’s a rolling pin in front of your line of sight.
So exciting. And those little mini-spreaders that I bought a couple of years ago totally came in handy.
You might note that the decorating was less “frosting” and more like “piling” icing onto the cookies. I would assume this is a universal toddler cookie decorating technique.
And then… we brought out the sprinkles. (You’ll notice in the background that there are hardly any bulbs/decor on our tree. It’s because of Vivi’s propensity for pulling all of the ornaments off of the tree. It’s an uphill battle.)
This one was my favorite. Way to go, Lila.
Ho, ho, ho.
Kylee and Lila the Champion Baker