Friday, September 21, 2007

Now We're Cooking

Tomorrow, the Hoos, LP and I are going to my Aunt and Uncle's for break fast. This is the meal that traditionally follows the 24 hour fasting of Yom Kippur. It is more like brunch at night.

In honor of this gathering, LP and I baked cookies this morning. LP was in charge of cleaning off the paddle (the mixing attachment to my standing mixer) and she very successfully removed any remnants of cookie dough - although a lot of it ended up on her clothing. Suffice it to say, when I took the paddle away, she was none too pleased with me.

I then scooped her up and carried her over to the sink to clean her up. While hosing her off, we also filled the mixing bowl with warm soapy water to let it soak. This became LP's favorite part of cookie making. She came up with multiple ways to have fun with the resultant bubbles. She would lather them on me or herself, strain them through a mini-strainer, pick them up with a mixing spoon....

She then noticed the real bubbles on the counter and insisted on introducing them to the mix. Not being a total glutton for punishment, I took the bubbles and LP outside. For the first minute of bubble merriment I was too busy making bubbles to notice the beautiful large rabbit in the back of our yard. LP noticed right away and began pointing and babbling. She then made her "rabbit face" (you would think this would be wrinkling your nose, but LP is still learning so instead she squints her eyes and the result is more akin to Clint Eastwood than a rabbit) and crawled into my lap and we both sat on the grass and watched the bunny until he hopped away.

What a great morning.


Anonymous said...

Looking forward to seeing you and enjoying those cookies!

Aunt Barbara

Shari said...

I think she looks a little Robert DeNiro as opposed to Clint Eastwood.

Wenderina said...

Ok. I get it. Moments like these with LP are better than teeth-grinding with me at Uncle Malcolm's House of Pain on Mondays and Fridays. Glad you had, and treasured, today.