This week we've been working on our preschool unit study of the letter "C".... and for our kitchen project, we made Cutout Cookies, using Cookie Cutters in the shape of a Car, Cat and of course the letter "C." :)
A pretty pan of cookies, ready to go in the oven....all cut out and sprinkled by two sets of very cute, very little hands!
I don't think there are many things that can make two little boys any happier than baking yummy cookies!
Peanut hadn't gone down for his nap, yet, when we started baking. So of course he wanted to help out, too....oh, the joy! He heard me say to Little Monkey, "Okay, and NOW it's time to make some cookies...." and he had already climbed up onto the counter before I even brought the supplies out. You can see the little smile on his face....before we began, he waited (on the counter, lol!) so patiently - I wish I had been able to capture his excitement with my camera, it was so sweet!
Normally I wait until Peanut is napping before working on any projects with the older three, because I figure he's still too small to help out....BUT. He surprised me in the way that he was able to handle the cookie cutters and even plop the cookies onto the sheet. And, the amount of JOY written all over this little guy's face, as he helped out with the cookies, melted this Mama's heart!
Two sets of very happy little hands.
A flour-covered Peanut got some laughs out of his siblings by holding the cookie cutter in his teeth like a doggie (LM is off to the side making barking noises....) The older two were telling him to "drop it" (yes, like they say to Duke....lol...) and of course, Peanut wouldn't let go. :)
By the time we were done, we had made a real mess! :-) (It's too hard to tell from this picture - I should've taken one of my floor!!) We also all had a really good time and made some really special memories. :)
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