Thursday, November 12, 2015

Throwback Thursday...

This weeks very short Throwback Thursday comes from November 3rd, 2006! Branden had recently turned 5. And Noah was a wee little itty bitty, 1 year old! What were they doing? Baking cookies! Well it was a crisp Fall evening outside, and we were warm and toasty in the house and according to the date stamp, this picture was taken at precisely 6:39pm. Dinner was done and over with. And since the cookie dough I usually will make in the mornings, with the kids. The boys were rolling out some Snickerdoodles from scratch, in the evening. Delicious cookies rolled in cinnamon sugar before baking. I used to put the light on... the inside of the oven when they were little. And they knew they could come and peek through the window... while the cookies were baking (but to never open the oven... not ever ever ever, that was the rule...dangerous, you know : ). And sometimes the boys would sit there right in front of the oven, the entire time, it took them to bake. Branden would say... "Mommy mommy the cookies are getting all puffy!!!" And I'd say..."Oh.....are they rising?" Yes Branden switched and then said... "yes they are rising!" Noah would chime in with simply..."rising...rising...cookies are rising!" A few minutes later Bran would say..."mommy, they're baking" I would ask...."are they getting golden brown, let me know if anything changes?" He'd say OKAY! : )  And when the oven timer on our oven would make noise, they'd be running all around..."the cookies are done...the cookies are done" And as soon as I would pull the cookie sheet out of the oven...they'd be asking..."when can we have one?"...I would tell them..."well you can have one now... but you have to let me put it on a plate for you and you have to blow on it okay?"...After the first cookie, they'd calm down and be ready to throw in another batch! They would have a warm fresh cookie from each batch, we'd make. And then we'd wrap them all up for later or for when daddy would get home and surprise him with cookies that the boys made! : )  Do you know...even now... right to this very day, they still will come and take 1 cookie from each batch we make! Ha! : )