Saturday a.m. I turned the oven on, oh, around 8:30 a.m. It didn't get shut off until about 7 p.m.... It was one of those days.
I was running out of cake and I have two cakes to deliver this week so I figured I'd get those going. And I also had some requests for cookies, so I figured I'll just do it today- you know, get some dough made, whip up a few cakes. Well, a few turned into THIRTEEN, six batches of cookie dough, one tray of chocolate chip cookie dough brownies and a loaf of banana bread.
I'm now wondering about my sanity...
Friday night was a good night at home w/ the kiddies- we had a chill dinner, watched some Yo Gabba Gabba and bed time was pretty easy. Played some Rock Band and avoided blisters (thank GOD!) and went to sleep at a fairly reasonable time. I woke up on Saturday a.m. to find my little #1 fast asleep next to me in bed. It melted this mama's heart. He looks so sweet when he sleeps, so calm and quiet... the calm before the storm. I cherish his sleeping moments when he is still my sweet little baby boy. :)
but then he wakes up and the chaos ensues! He is ALL boy and I love it... He even helped me mix some cookie dough! mostly because he wanted to eat the dough, but still!
SO- the six batches of dough ready for the fridge for a cool down....
Mooch decides to get in on the kitchen action and wants to help me by cleaning out the tupperware drawer...
and leaves this in her wake....
Time to go outside I think! I put the banana bread in the oven and we went for a bike ride/walk. #1 has a Like-A-Bike and he is amazing on it. Have you heard of these before?? They rock! Balance bikes are such a neat idea and I love that he gets to zoom around on it like a 'big boy' and also prepares for other activities that require a lot of balance- i.e. skateboarding, snowboarding! :)
We come back, eat some lunch, and take naps. Let me clarify, MOOCH took a nap. #1 negotiated his way OUT of a nap and I therefore didn't get much cake baking done. But, we managed... and somehow ended up with THIS:
and then, after a good chill in the fridge I baked all six batches of cookies. I found boxes to ship them in and wrapped them up... Here they are ready to go
These cookies are making their way to California, Georgia and various places in Michigan. the thought makes me smile, but I'm nervous about how well they will travel. I hope they taste delicious upon arrival, as good as they do now... I hope to get feedback from the recipients..
AND, hey- if you didn't get a sample of Sweet Sandy B goodness, it's not too late! Send me an email and I'll see what I can do..
I won't be baking much this week- I have a really REALLY big day tomorrow and then I'm going to be in class for work the rest of the week.
If you get a chance, keep me in your thoughts. Tomorrow, the rest of my life changes.