Capturing a Moment
My daughter and I baked cookies one morning a couple of weeks ago. She was in charge of cleaning off the paddle (the mixing attachment to my standing mixer) and she very successfully removed any remnants of cookie dough - although a lot of it ended up on her clothing.
I then scooped her up and carried her over to the sink to clean her up. While hosing her off, we also filled the mixing bowl with warm soapy water to let it soak. This became her favorite part of cookie making. She came up with multiple ways to have fun with the resultant bubbles. She would lather them on me or herself, strain them through a mini-strainer, pick them up with a mixing spoon....
She then noticed the real bubbles on the counter and insisted on introducing them to the mix. Not being a total glutton for punishment, we all went outside. For the first minute of bubble merriment I was too busy making bubbles to notice the beautiful large rabbit in the back of our yard. My baby girl noticed right away and began pointing and babbling. She then made her "rabbit face" and crawled into my lap and we both sat on the grass and watched the bunny until he hopped away.
What a great morning. I could have loved to have a picture of the two of us enjoying each other's company.