We baked cookies today.
Avalon wanted to be involved in every step.
Loudoun not so much.
He added the egg.
She added the flour, sugar, vanilla, everything else.
She turned on the mixer.
She LOVED putting flour on the cutting board.
She rolled out the dough.
And she stamped out almost every single cookie
using holiday appropriate cookie cutters.
I might have done 1 or 2.
Avalon and I iced and sprinkled.
Loudoun decorated 1 cookie, because I made him.
And then he went back to playing Angry Birds.
After eating 2 cookies each,
we decided we did NOT need dozens of cookies in our house
so we took samples to our neighbors.
They loved the 3 year old decorating job.
I loved the family time.
We might buy the ready-made dough to make cookies for Santa in a few weeks. Or, maybe we'll do this all over again.