Ben loves to help in the kitchen. He and his mommy came for a visit one day and brought the ingredients to make cookies. He pulls his stool up to the baking center and digs right in.
He's a very serious little boy and concentrates quite well on the task at hand. This sure reminds me of his mommy when we baked cookies together when she was the same age.
Beccy frosting cookies in Wisconsin - age 3 ( almost 40 years ago). She's wearing one of my big red aprons.
Ben pouring the flour in the mixing bowl.
Measuring the chocolate chips.
In they go!
Time to do some stirring. Ben doesn't like sound of the mixer so they make their cookies with just hand stirring. He calls the mixer - "friend mixer" trying to convince himself that the noise is harmless, but he still doesn't like it when it is turned on. Our daughter is so good with Ben - she is the best mother I've ever seen, explaining things and letting him try things on his own, and helping him not to be frightened of things with motors.
A little drink - been eating too many chocolate chips I think.
And tasting - don't forget the tasting!!
I'll get this spoon nice and clean!!! Ben's shirt is interesting - one of his favorites -though no one in the family is Jewish, he loves to wear this shirt. He calls it his candle shirt.
And now while the cookies bake we will play train - Ben has on his engineer's hat (it really belongs to one of my teddy bears) and his plate is the steering wheel of the train. We all have to line our chairs up behind him for a train ride - and when the cookies are done he will eat them off of his steering wheel plate.
When we are outdoors he also likes to play train with the lawn chairs. We line them up and all sit behind him while he drives us along. Sometimes we get funny looks when neighbors drive by and see us all sitting in a row in the lawn chairs - and Ben insists that they be close together so the train can be hooked together. Quite a sight!! We just wave from our train cars as the neighbors go by smiling at us. Don't you just love grandsons!?!