Saturday, February 25, 2012

Mommy Daughter Fun Day :)

Josh had an away basketball game today, so Callie and I spent the afternoon hanging out together!  When Josh left for his game, Callie was napping...during her nap, I made a couple fun games for and prepared the ingredients for a double batch of chocolate chip cookies.  I made a double batch, because I made dough balls and put them in the freezer.  Once frozen, I'm going to create individual cookie bags!  One ziplock will have 10 dough balls - 7 bags = 70 cookies :)  This way, after the babies are born, we can have yummy homemade cookies prepared in a heartbeat :)

When Callie woke up from her nap, we got right to business!

 Callie posing and saying "CHEESE" with all of our "pre-measured" ingredients!  And Taylor Swift playing in the background :)

 Pouring in the sugar

 Pouring in the flour!  This we had to measure as we went.  We needed 4 1/2 cups of flour and I didn't want to dirty another bowl just for flour!

 Callie cracked each egg and then poured them into the bowl!  She literally poured the whole bowl in  :)  I think her hands were slippery from the egg!

 She was fascinated with everything mixing together!

 :)  Loving this!  And I loved this entire time - by far my favorite baking experience...EVER!

 Pouring the chocolate chips in :)

 Oops - if you notice, you can see the chocolate chips actually pouring on the counter...I think she wanted to eat those!  

 Watching our cookies in the oven!  Luckily, we have an oven that the door does not get hot on the outside!

 The final product - They had Callie's approval :)

 MMM - Give me a kiss :)

Here are the pre-made cookie balls that went into the freezer!  I use my Pampered Chef Small Scoop - Josh likes the smaller, bite size cookies, so we make those :)  In case you were wondering, that's 70 cookie balls right there :)

Callie cracking the eggs for our Chocolate Chip Cookies :)

Callie singing along with Curious George soundtrack!  She loves this song. She only sings along to 1 part, but it's super cute!!

Callie also really enjoys getting her own water - ice first :)

One of Callie's art projects today was just coloring!  I drew a heart, but she wanted a star - so we drew that. I told Callie to draw a moon, which is the orange half circle near the star.  Later I drew Callie in the grass.  Then I gave Callie different Sesame Street stickers and told her where to put them!  Grover was to be by Callie, Count by the moon, and Bert & Ernie next to each other.  The rest she picked :)  I think it turned out great :)

I made Callie a new game!  I wasn't sure how she's like it or if she'd even be able to do it.  I showed her once how to do it, and she caught on right away - said, "Let me do it!"

 I saved milk caps then modge podged letters onto them!  I printed out pictures of her favorite Sesame Street characters, along with their names and put them on construction paper!  Laminated them and voila :)

 She LOVES this :)  Instead of giving her a ton of letters.  I just give her the letters in the name she's working on.  She has to decide which letter goes where!  I was surprised she knew a couple letters (said them out loud) as we haven't pushed this with her!

YEAH!  She was so proud of herself whenever she finished!  You'll see in the videos below :)

Bert & Zoe - Milk caps...a FREE game :)

I also have been saving can lids.  I have my Pampered Chef can opener, so the edges are smooth and not sharp.  I simply washed them and let them dry.  Then I stuck stickers on them (you'll need two of each sticker) and Callie finds the matches!  I've done this before, but she hasn't gotten into it, until tonight - when I put Sesame Street stickers on them :)

My little dancing queen!  She always asks to have either "George" playing (which is the Curious George soundtrack sung by Jack Johnson), or "lalallaalalala Swift" - which translates to Taylor Swift!  Her favorite song is "Love Story!"

At the Austin boys basketball game last night, it was senior night!  Callie was given her favorite player's "face on a stick".  She has been playing with it tonight (was very shy around him last night at the game)!  Well, Callie is giving kisses to Nate Schwab...and here's the proof!


  1. awwwww!! I love it all! She is growing up SO much! I hope I can be as great of mom as you Cori!!

  2. I can't believe what a big girl she is!! :-) I laughed super hard at her cracking the eggs. Such determination on her face. I love it. And she's such a smartie! You're such a good mommy! :-)

  3. Thanks Andrea! I just like to spend as much time with her as I can :)

    Shannon - I think of you EVERY TIME we listen to this soundtrack - which is EVERYDAY! You are going to be a fantastic mommy as well...I can't wait! You are so emotionally, mentally and spiritually two are going to be amazing parents!


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