Ro wasn’t sleepy last night, not one bit, so it seemed like a good night for a huge treat -- a late-night solo bakefest with mama. I did this once before with each girl on different nights, but it was years and years ago (so long I can’t even remember when it was, maybe they were two?). Anyhow, I started to ask her “Hey Ro, do you remember that one time--”and before I could get any more words out she squealed, pumped her fists in the air, and yelled “Baking???!!!!”
How did she remember? How did she know what I was going to say? Funny little chickie. Well I probably don’t even need to mention that she was overjoyed, right? The girl practically floated over to the kitchen.
I had a new package of pre-printed Easter sugar cookies that I wanted to try out for the egg hunt and Ro excitedly ripped them open:
I got the cookies in the refrigerated section of Target if anyone wants to try them. (Is there ANYTHING that Target doesn’t have? Oh no, my apologies to the Canadians, I’m raving about that store again.)
The package has two sheets of dough that are stamped and colored in cheerful Easter designs. You just carefully pull the edges off each cookie and plop them on a baking sheet. If any get broken (ha ha, why did I even bother to say “if” when talking about baking with a five-year-old?!), gently smoosh the pieces together before baking. Ro watched intently while the cookies were baking. Every single second. Seriously, she didn’t budge the entire time.
The cookies did not disappoint. Ro adored them all and had a hard time choosing which one to eat.
I’m guessing Ro had sweet dreams last night.
PS: 1) Don’t worry, Ree will get her night too. 2) I think it’s funny that this is Ro’s nighttime outfit. We asked her to go upstairs and put on PJs, so she took her dress-up clothes off, put the nightgown on, then put her dress-up clothes back on over top. 3) Ro is wearing Ree’s new “baby high heels” while her sister is asleep. We were out shopping for Easter sandals, and Ree immediately picked these, but then we couldn’t find another pair for Ro, who is now DYING that her sister has heels and she doesn’t. We’re keeping an eye out for another pair (size 12, if anyone sees them). 4) Ree was in bed early because she cut a big chunk out of one of their skirts. Her punishment is that since she ruined some clothes, she doesn’t get to pick out what she wears for three days. Instead, Ro gets to choose Ree’s outfits. Ree was aghast at the thought, and Ro said “Ooooo, that’s good, that’s REALLY good.” Heh.
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