In keeping with the festive spirit of the season, we "whipped" up a batch of pumpkin-shaped sugar cookies for our neighbors. One thing I want my children to learn is that it is very important to bless others as often as you can. Sometimes it's just in a smile, a home cooked meal, a little treat, or sending a card. I have always enjoyed the feeling I get from making someone else smile when they least expected it.
Each year, I enjoy making some goodies for our neighbors at various special holidays (the most popular being Fall, Christmas, and Easter). Last year, I made chocolate chip pumpkin bread, but this year I thought since Mikayla was at the age to be my little helper, we would try something where she could have a part, too. And, seriously what 2-year old wouldn't love to decorate cookies with frosting and sprinkles?
(chill for 2 hours, and then while kids take their naps, bake them in the oven)
Step 2: after nap, frost the cookies
(I have to admit, it was hard not to help her spread it evenly on the cookie...
I'm working on giving up control!)
Step 3: a little frosting taste test
Step 4: time for sprinkles!
Step 5: dig in to some deliciousness!
...but that didn't stop him from trying!