Bake Someone Happy

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I played in the kitchen this weekend. It was a very tasty way to spend a few days. But, the highlight, of course, was to sit by the oven with these two, waiting for our cookies to bake.

I confess that I’m not always eager to let my little ones bake. I’m usually in a hurry and desirous of avoiding a mess.

But, they love it so much!

Note to self: please let them bake with you more often.

A good time was had by all. And many double-chocolate oatmeal cookies were consumed.

Baking with my kids is a great way to stop and smell the roses.

The days are long, but the years are short. I don’t want to miss them! For more short and sweet ideas on how to stop and smell the roses, to enjoy the little things in life, check out my 31 Days to Smell the Roses series.

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  1. My son has been BEGGING to bake cake for the last few weeks, but it has been SO hot that I didn’t want to fire up the oven. Today it was cooler and he so sweetly said he wanted to make a cake for his grandma that I gave in. He was SO happy to bake a gingerbread cake and even prouder to present it to his grandma. It really is the little moments!

  2. What a precious picture. My fondest memories are of being in the kitchen with my mom. I remember making chocolate chip cookies using a bowl that had belonged to her mother and I started making pie crust when I wasn’t much older than the elder FishChick.