Friday, February 17

Our Little Baker-man

It's been such an exciting and constantly changing few weeks ... Hayden is as eager as he's ever been to be a "big boy" and help out. This included his persistance about helping to make Valentine's Day cookies! I had the dough (store bought - I'm awful!) and the icing, and the sprinkles for several days ... and Hayden has been ready and waiting to bake them. On Monday evening we decided that it was time! Here are just a few pictures our baking adventure ...

1. The Cookie Cutting
Positioning the cookie cutter just so ... (as you can see from those on the baking sheet, some cookies were harmed in the making of this baker's dozen).

2. Bring on the Sugar!
One of Hayden's favorite things was putting the sprinkles on!

3. The Clean-up
But he liked "cleaning" the frosting off of the spreader even more!

4. Reflection

Here is the finished product ... missing those that were either eaten by our little cook, or were fed to the dog.

5. Sharing the Wealth
Hayden's most excited time of the baking experience was letting Daddy sample his cooking! He was ecstatic about sharing his treat with Mommy and Daddy!

6. Telling Grandma's All About It!
Later that evening he got to talk to two of the most important women in his life, Grandma's Kinnan and Kerby! This picture is when Hayden was having the longest conversation in the history of his phone-career, and was chuckling like "Ma-ma" Kerby was telling him the funniest joke ever! I'm not sure what they were talking about, but whatever it was, it was hilarious! He has been very chatty on the phone, too, and we're loving it ... I don't think the grandma's mind too much either! :)

We pray that this Valentine's Day, and every day you are filled to the fullest with the love of the Lord and love for the Lord!

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.  It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when perfection comes, the imperfect disappears. When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me. Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known. And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
1 Corinthians 13:4-13

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