Friday, August 2, 2013

Baking the Day Away!

I woke up at 4am and could not go back to sleep. I met a friend for coffee around 6:30am, went to some garage sales and read in the park all before 8am. I got home just in time for Luke to head out of town with the middle school students on a trip to Dallas. Honestly, I was sure that it would be a long, not so fun day based on the simple fact that I already spent four hours out and about before most people got to work. However, I was wrong.

This little ray of sunshine slept in until 10am and when she did finally emerge from her slumber, she snuggled in my lap long enough to read no less than 13 books together. It was perfect!

After all the Chicka Chicka Boom Boom and Mrs. McNosh Hangs Up Her Wash reading that we could take for one morning, we decided that the best possible way to spend the morning would be to bake. So, bake we did.

One dozen cupcakes.

Two cakes.

Two dozen cookies.

The yummiest blueberry pie/cobbler concoction I have ever tasted.

We delivered some. We tasted others. It was fun and before I knew it, it was after 3pm.

We laughed, made messes, cleaned them up, took pictures, loaded the dishwasher, emptied the dishwasher and loaded it again.
Madelyn is the greatest little helper. She loves to have a job. She's pretty great at cracking eggs these days and working the mixer. She takes whatever task you give her very seriously.
She took it upon herself to pick out a couple of blueberry recipes while I tackled the stack of dishes behind her from our first round of fun.

Mid bake fest, MK decided she needed a snack. I let her count out blueberries on to a skewer and then eat them.

She skipped seven both times. I was so confused so I asked her. "Mom, I don't really like the number seven. It isn't my favorite."

This kid was so proud of our pie crust skills. I must say, we make a good team.

It's now nearly midnight and although I can barely keep my eyes open, I can't seem to go to sleep. Luke is coming home and I can't wait!


  1. So sweet! I love to see you cherish those little moments! :-) They are gone to fast!

  2. So sweet! I love to see you cherish those little moments! :-) They are gone to fast!

  3. So fun! Sorry you couldn't sleep but so glad it was a great day!


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