After the girls got up from their naps this afternoon, I decided we needed to make some cookies. I’ve been wanting to try a brown sugar cookie recipe for ages, but haven’t had a chance.
Piper always insists on helping. She’s such a good stirrer. “’tir, ‘tir, ‘tir” is her favorite thing to do in the kitchen. So much so that last week when we went to Ikea, I bought her her very own kitchen utensils for the big kitchen. And, obviously, if Piper finds it fun, Addy has to partake, too.
I didn’t plan it very well, though, because there was really only one step that they could help with. Bummer. But they did a great job “’tirring” the flour and soda together. I was afraid that my kitchen would be covered in flour by the end, but they did a great job keeping it in the bowl. Even with two whisks at the same time!
After I decided they were done with their duties, I couldn’t bring myself to make them get down. I found a box of old macaroni noodles in the cabinet
that expired two years ago and let them play “cooking” with them.
Then the fun really started. I think they played nicely, together, for at least a half hour. They poured into each other’s bowl, stirred, dipped, moved… Very few noodles hit the ground. I was impressed!
Until they started getting bored. And realized that feeding them to the dog was much more fun.
I learned that there are a lot of elbow macaronis in a pound of noodles.
…Know what they girls use in the kitchen? It’s the Learning Tower- and I LOVE it. The pedestal part can move up and down to adjust as they grow. It’s like standing on a chair, except it has a surround so no one can fall off. Obviously, two kids can fit very comfortably. They can crawl themselves up and in with very little effort. It’s a seriously awesome invention. Piper loves to help in the kitchen- this makes it so much easier! My only beef with it is that it is rather large, but it tucks into a corner and we don’t notice it any more.
Cooking is a lot more fun with my sous chefs!