Kitchen Helper

If you know me much at all, you know that one of my favorite things to do is cook and bake.  I've always loved being in the kitchen preparing yummy food and tasty treats.

When we found out we were pregnant with Parker, I was already dreaming of the fun he and I would have in the kitchen.  From a very young age, younger than the ripe ol' age of 3, Parker has been my little sidekick in the kitchen - my own personal sous chef! 

Obviously when he was younger and smaller I would sometimes hold him or give him very basic, doable tasks for his little hands.  As he gets older and taller, he's standing on chairs and stools and getting to do more and more in the preparation of our meal or dessert.

What I love most is that he really enjoys helping me.  If I ask him if he wants to help me with something I am making, it's always "YES"...especially if I am using the mixer.  His favorite thing is to use the stand or hand mixer.  I couldn't be more proud. I love his adoration for good kitchen appliances.

These are a couple of pictures from the last few months of him in action. 

Learning to crack eggs when we made a birthday cake. 
Making Valentine's Day cookies with chocolate chips and red M&Ms.  
A few weeks ago, he helped me wash the potatoes for our mashed potatoes for dinner.  He helped me scrub the outside peeling.  Once I peeled and diced them, he gave them all a good bath before going into the hot tub of boiling water.  

A few weekends back on a Friday afternoon, we decided to make a homemade pie crust and chocolate chip pie for the weekend.  We had a lot of fun making this and we may or may not have gotten flour everywhere.  It's a rule right?  The more flour - the more fun was had!

The pie was mighty tasty too. 

I've said it before, but I truly cherish and enjoy our sweet moments in the kitchen. I can't wait for what we will be cooking up in the months to come.  I hope these little memories will last a lifetime.

Until we meet again...


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