. . . for Lauren and Lauren: Making memories in the Kitchen

January 3, 2018

Making memories in the Kitchen

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aprons: c/o minted 

Before having kids I loved baking. I always volunteered to bring a dessert and loved finding and making new recipes.  After having kids I still love to bake, but it looks just a little bit different! It's one of those things for me that even though it makes a mess and sometimes seems chaotic, it almost always feels worth it to me.

I love it even more in the winter because it is a good activity to pass the time when we're stuck at home.  Addi is at the age where she can help me read directions by telling me how many eggs are on the box, or what the number measurements say.  Isaac can help me put in muffin liners and pour in ingredients.  They both love stirring and yet another lesson to take turns.  Plus it always smells good and gives us a yummy treat to eat later!

I used to make most of my baking from scratch and now I hardly ever do that.  While I'm sure they aren't as good, using a premade mix is SO much easier and let's me handle doing it more often!

If the ingredients or the mixing take longer than Isaac's attention span, sometimes I'll put little snacks like cheerios or a few chocolate chips in the muffin tin and he'll spend time putting them in the muffin liners and then eating them.

We got these adorable aprons for the kids from Minted.  They say their names and I can't get over how adorable they are.  The kids love getting to wear them (especially Addilyn) and I love how they look hanging in our kitchen.  The neck can be adjusted and they tie in the back, so I think we will get years of use out of them.  (There are a ton of adorable prints to choose from.)

I just made a list of some resolutions for 2018 and baking more things from scratch is on my list! But for now we'll keep on baking away with our premade mixes and loving making memories with my kids in the kitchen!

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Suburban prep said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Cute cute.
I do not have kids but my nieces and nephews love to bake and make with me.
I have one niece who is 6 and has had quite a number of heart surgeries but her favorite thing to do is create in the kitchen.
What great aprons you have for the kids.
Something that is great fun to do while it is so chilly in the Midwest and other parts of the country right now.

PolkaDottyPlace said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

So sweet!! I love baking with my kids, too. Those tiny aprons are adorable. Olive is getting an apron for her bday this year, but matching aprons for all of us are on my wish list :)

J and A said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

These are adorable!! I love them. We so love baking too.