Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Happy Kitchen

A messy kitchen is a happy kitchen, right?

With the kids home from school on Friday, I decided to let them make my kitchen happy.
And they did.
Because this time I tried really hard to let them make the cookies.

In the past, I've been too much of a control/neat freak to really let them participate.  They dumped in my pre-measured ingredients, turned the mixer on and off, and watched me scoop onto the pans.
This time, once we got past the shortening and eggs, I think I did a pretty good job of stepping back and letting them do the work.

I can handle this kind of mess in my kitchen.  I can handle happy.
They kids were very pleased with themselves, and I was very amused, especially by my two year old (see above photo).

And Elaina-dorable was lulled to sleep in the busyness of it all.  Yes, I'd have to say that our messy kitchen was humming with happiness.


  1. Looks lovely! I'd like that kitchen mess too!

  2. Me too! What is a little mess when big memories are being made?

  3. I love that photo of Donny over the cookie sheet :) all adorable kiddos !!!!- Denise