Yesterday's project was to bake a cake for someone, and it was SO. MUCH. FUN. My kids love helping in the kitchen, especially Monkey. Take a look at how our project went...
It takes a super hero to bake a cake from scratch!
And a beautiful princess, of course. :-)
Now THAT is some sisterly love right there.
She made sure there was enough left for herself, though. :-)
Monkey's cars had to watch.
The finished product! Complete with yellow sugar sprinkles (which you totally can't even see, but that's what Monkey picked out...) and dolphin sprinkles (Lamb's choice).
This was my favorite day of the FIA month so far. I had tons of fun making the cake (& frosting) with the kids, and I loved listening to them decide who should get the cake. They settled on a GREAT family. Not only is the little boy Monkey's favorite person in the world--and both of their kids are great friends to my kiddos--but their mom has been a super friend to me, always willing to lend a hand with babysitting or meals when we needed them or anything else. She has shown our family so much kindness, I was so happy to be able to do a little something in return.
And as we baked the cake, we talked about other ways to show kindness. The kids came up with all kinds of things we could give people, so I asked them how we can show kindness without "things." That really got them thinking. I loved hearing all of their ideas! Everything from hugs & kisses to just the tone of voice we use when we talk to someone. And on the way to our friends' house, we all took turns praying for the family. It was such a great day with my kids!
Today my task is to start on a book that Mr. Fantastic and I are going to read together. Also... I am ashamed to admit that I got behind on my Bible reading--I missed the last TWO DAYS. And since the reading is 4-5 chapters per day, I have my work cut out for me tonight! I just completely and totally forgot about it.
So I guess I'd better quit jabbering and get reading! Talk to you soon...