Oh dear, you must forgive me for my absence here. On Monday, I came down with the most awful flu-like symptoms and spent the entire day in bed reading stories to Rylie. Yesterday I felt tons better but may have pushed myself too hard because we had a pretty busy day with hearts and flowers and chocolate and all. So here I am today, chomping at the bit to tell you about a little Valentine cookie decorating party we had last week. Fauna brought over a whole bag of heart shaped sugar cookies and we whipped up some icing and got busy. Not before all three of us donned an apron of course. Once in aprons, Rylie showed Fauna all of her dance moves and Fauna delighted by mimicking each one.
After the dance party we got straight to the cookie party.
They would drizzle a bit of frosting on a cookie, then yell: prinkles! prinkles! reaching for the can of sprinkles and shake a few on top, and then down the hatch they went. After a while Fauna gave up on the cookies all together and went straight for the good stuff. Sharp girl, this one.
Yes, it seems that the eating of cookies outranks the decorating of cookies when you are a toddler (and an adult, too!) Being 18 months and 2 and half they are very busy these days. When they are together it is a nonstop adventure of eating, pottying, diapering, playing, drawing, rearranging, loud voices, giggles, tears, all of that. They are just beginning to really socialize and work together on projects and activities. It is quite fun to watch when they are deeply concentrating on the task at hand without a care in the world. The littlest ones know no other way than to be completely and truly absorbed in the moment. I follow them around and try to learn all I can from the purity and authenticity that they bring to everything they do.
Though our cookie party did not last long that day, we were able to save three cookies to give to daddy when he got home from work that night. When I gave Rylie the plate to bring to him she couldn't help but snatch one more for herself. This girl knows what she likes, if it were up to her we would have a cookie party everyday.