Wednesday, March 18, 2009

A Half Day Together

My daughter is off from school today.

Don't ask me why.

It's the middle of March -- prime teaching time; but she's off from school because it's a half day and PreKindergarten doesn't meet on half days. So, what to do with this extra time? Normally, I spend Wednesday morning scouring the new grocery ads, doing a little cooking/cleaning catch up and of course, linking up and checking out WorksForMeWednesday.

But today, that routine went out the window as my daughter was home from school, and wasn't about to give me 3 hours of uninterrupted time. So, what to do?

My daughter loves to cook with me. This is something that truly blesses my heart because, well, I love to cook too. My son likes to help cook occasionally, when the rare mood strikes. But, my daughter? It's an almost every day occurance: "Mommy, can I help you cook?"

So today we made cookies.

We measured. We mixed. We stirred. We scooped. We even baked a few.

We made a mess. It was wonderful.

We loaded up three cookie sheets and froze them to be baked at a later time.

And then, when the son got home (early because of the half day), we had a "tea" party.

It was a wonderful day enjoying time together.

Cooking with my girl definitely works for me.

PS: Here's the recipe.


Amanda said...

How fun! I can't wait til my girl is a little bit older so we can cook together too!!

Check out my blog for some things you could cook with your daughter.

Lisa said...

Priceless memories- for you and for her! Thanks for sharing your special day.


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