Monday, March 31, 2008

Making cookies...and a mess!

Matthew is such a big help lately. In the morning he helps me add powders to his protein shake, he helps put my clothes from the washer into the dryer (we have frontloaders for both), and today he helped me make cookies for the first time.

We were supposed to have a couple from our ward over tonight (she was sick so it didn't happen) so Matthew and I made cookies as our treat (before I knew they weren't coming). He likes to stand on our barstools and help me with projects lately (I think he just likes feeling like a big boy). He poured the sugars in for me, the baking soda and the salt. I tried to have him help me pour the chocolate chips in, but for some reason he kept wanting to eat them instead. At the end of the cookie making process I gave him the spatula and bowl to lick and boy did he have a great time. He was not very happy when I finally took everything away to get him and everything else cleaned up. He definitely had a great time.

Seriously, who needs a binky when you're eating cookie dough? Apparently Matthew felt the need to add the mess to his binky.








I asked him to give me a cheese and this is what I got. I love those squishy cheeks.

I really love the independence he's showing. He loves playing outside in our backyard, he can entertain himself with silly games and talk in silly voices like me, but he'll still snuggle with me when he gets an owie. He loves to sing and read books and is generally a very good boy even when getting into mischief. He's starting to say small sentences and can pretty much imitate any word we say. Yesterday, he was hiding and then ran out and said, "Here I are." He's so cute and sometimes I can't believe he's ours and how much he's changed in almost two short years. I love the baby stage, but I think I love this stage even more. He wears me out with his energy but every day is worth the craziness. I can't imagine our life without this sweet boy in it.

8 comments:

kriston said...

Looks like fun!
Can't believe he's almost 2...time flies!

Heather said...

Binky chocolate face is the best! He is a sweet pea. Nice work on teaching him to bake early. Must be all that 4-H training you had..heeehee!

Em said...
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Em said...

He's growing up so fast! I love how he talks!

Jay S said...

There is not much in this world like the pure joy of a little boy who is allowed to eat something sweet and make a mess at the same time. He is such a cute little guy. I loved hearing him yapping away in the background while I talked to Jordan on the phone.

Monica said...

He is such a big boy! What a cutie.

Sally said...

By the way, thanks for the great news of a Penzey's here. I swear, I will be its first customer. Just like IKEA. I would have birthed my boy there if I'd had to, just to keep me there for the first day. I was thinking of getting Cindy one of their assorted boxes for her wedding--what do you think?

Hyrum and Tiana Johnson said...

Oh, Matthew is so cute! I wish we lived closer to one another so Hyatt and Matthew could play!