Today was not the best day for me, so instead of cleaning and Christmas decorating I bagged responsibility and spent some time cooking with the kids.
While Max was napping, I kept a promise I made to Katie yesterday to make oatmeal cookies. I had four recipes for cookies that had oatmeal in them, but was missing ingredients for all of them. So, we checked in on my favorite recipe site, Allrecipes, and found what we call "CowGIRL Cookies." We had such a fun time, and Katie did so much on her own, I was so proud of her. The cookies were easy and turned out beautifully, but unfortunately, Katie didn't like them at all (I think she's not a fan of butterscotch chips--I thought they were good).
Then, while Katie and Isaiah were playing with their cousins this afternoon, I initiated a new kitchen helper.
Max and I just made pizza, but it was so fun to see how excited he was to be involved. Memo to self: do more one-on-one projects with my littlest man.