Friday, December 18, 2009

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

I was very brave yesterday.
I had my 20 1/2 month old daughter in the kitchen with me and together we baked!
Where did I get such a crazy ass idea? Well, my friend Michelle recently sent me pictures of her daughter G who is two months older then Mo. In these pictures, they were mixing, rolling, cutting, and decorating sugar cookies, and G seemed to love every minute of it. What can I say? I was inspired or the holidays finally got to me.
I pulled out the Betty Crocker packet of sugar cookie mix yesterday and decided it was time for Mo to have her first foray in the kitchen. I strapped her into her high chair and pulled her up to the counter and immediately she was interested. Mixing the extra flour with the dry ingredients.

As you can see, she did NOT like the mixer one bit, and actually preferred to try and clean up the flour and mix off the counter.

Next step, roll out the dough.

She loved the cookie cutters, especially whacking them with her palm! She also kept trying to steal little pieces of dough to eat, which is one of the reasons I prohibit Bry from being in the kitchen when I bake. He would eat all my dough!

Add the sprinkles and colored sugar, and get ready to bake!

She thoroughly enjoyed eating her cookie today after lunch! Yes, I made her wait until today.

Mo has defintely been in the Christmas spirit since she watched Santa in his sleigh during the Thanksgiving Day parade. She loves anything related to him! I'm talking his hat, or "Ho, Ho, Ho" and I think I may have one of only a few toddlers in the greater 50 states that did not cry when she sat on Santa's lap. Last night we happened to be eating at our favorite Pop Shop not remembering that Santa was going to be there. Throughout the entire dinner she kept turning her head to wave hi and smile. Then, we walked her over and she loved him!
She also is currently addicted to Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer the movie, thank you Gram & Pop!
Her fascination with Santa is a little unnerving and to be honest, I'm a little worried how she will handle January once all the hoopla is over. I guess Baby 2 will be a good distraction. For now though, I understand why they sing it's the most wonderful time of the year!

1 comment:

  1. You are brave!!!
    I thought about bringing Kaiden in on the baking action, but I don't know if I am ready for it!
    This crafting business is my first step and then we'll see!
    Have a Merry Christmas!


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