Pulling out the flour and eggs for some Christmas baking is near the pinnacle of holiday cheer. Doing it for the first time with your 1+ year old daughter... even better. Here's a Olive at the kitchen table taking a turn to mix our emerging cookie dough.
One of my favorite parts was that we were making those peanut butter cookies with the hersheys kisses on top.... which required peeling the kisses. Olive was all over it. She precisely peeled off each wrapper and separated the "yuck" wrapper into one bowl and the "ca-ca" (candy) into another bowl. She didn't even think of eating them because she was so into task of peeling and separating. Haha.