This morning I woke up at 7 with Ellie. Of course, she wanted to watch a show. I've been trying to do as little television as possible so instead I suggested we bake muffins. She brought me her "fairytale cookbook." One my Mom had given her. We couldn't find something we had all the ingredients for so we looked at Pinterest. I typed in "baking with kids." I found the perfect cookie recipe and we made them for breakfast. Hey, it's Friday and it's summertime. Cookies for breakfast sounded like the perfect plan.
Summer woke just as we started to bake so she joined. They took turns adding the ingredients, then while I mixed I let them play with flour. Bold move, I know. But, it's all about having fun even if it ended up all over the kitchen floor! They took turns rolling the dough into small balls, flattening it with their palm and making a thumb imprint. I added the jelly, then baked them for the full 15 minutes.
Thumbprint Jelly Cookies
After breakfast Nick and I decided to surprise the girls with a trip to Build A Bear. Ellie has been asking to make a bear every time we have been at the mall. They recently filled up their Happy Jars (read more here). They picked out their bears, stuffed them and added a heart, gave them a "bath" and picked out their outfits: Ellie chose Elsa and Summer chose Anna. Elsa and Anna Bears. They've been playing with them all day. And, they should- those little bear outfits aren't cheap!
Hope you have a great weekend!