My Toddler Bakes {The Ordinary Moments}

March 2, 2014


BakingAlthough spending a little time baking with Lucas is completely ordinary it is also totally special as it’s something we manage to do just the two of us; a quick 15 minutes stolen when two little brothers are peacefully sleeping. As soon as he sees me setting up for baking he starts pestering, ‘get chair, get chair’ and he sets him self up in a prime position. He helps with measuring, the mixing and loves dolloping cookie dough onto the baking trays. All the way through this I am constantly telling him he can’t eat the mix…YET! I see him pretend to mix then look at me as he slowly lifts the spoon away from the bowl and towards his mouth then his confusion when I tell him he must finish the baking. Then finally that glorious moment when I have scraped out the last of the mixture, popped the baking trays in the oven and hand over the spoon. ‘Wowww’ is what I hear while he dances in excitement, Β hopping from one foot to the other while gripping the spoon for fear I will change my mind and take it from him. Instead I sneakily run off with the whisks before he can get to them too!



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  • Notmyyearoff

    Hehe awesome how he knows the best bits about baking…the licking the spoon and bowl bit!

    March 2, 2014 at 10:11 am Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      Err yes, he may have spotted someone else doing that!

      March 2, 2014 at 1:09 pm Reply
  • mirari

    the next master chef πŸ˜‰

    March 2, 2014 at 4:10 pm Reply
  • Jess @ Along Came Cherry

    He is such a cutie! x

    March 2, 2014 at 6:52 pm Reply
  • The Reading Residence

    Ah, this is so sweet! Lovely to get some time, just the two of you, and you cannot beat licking the spoon!

    March 2, 2014 at 6:54 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      I loved it but it’s hard to work up the courage to start baking hoping the twins stay asleep! xx

      March 6, 2014 at 9:57 pm Reply
  • Jenny

    He is so adorable and definitely has the best job of baking, licking the spoon and bowl!!!! Yummy. Hope you baked something really yummy. What a great moment to share and remember. Lovely photos. #ordinarymoments

    March 2, 2014 at 7:51 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      We made some cookies but he wasn’t as interested in the finished product! It’s all about eating the mix πŸ™‚

      March 6, 2014 at 9:56 pm Reply
  • Donna

    Oh I love his tartan trousers! How cute is he?! We haven’t really done baking with LP yet, it’s something I want to try soon though – Looks like he loves it! x

    March 2, 2014 at 8:26 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      I have to buy tartan trousers if I see them! He will probably hate them when he’s older but I love them :)xx

      March 6, 2014 at 9:55 pm Reply
  • karen calladine

    These are the precious moments. What a lovely post x

    March 2, 2014 at 8:27 pm Reply
  • Capture by Lucy

    Oh I am i awe, new babies and you are baking! Go you! xx #theordinarymoments

    March 2, 2014 at 8:34 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      Thank you but it’s more about entertaining Lucas for 15 minutes and he gets my undivided attention! I’m sure it will be harder when those twins are mobile πŸ™‚ xx

      March 6, 2014 at 9:54 pm Reply
  • seychellesmama

    Awww Lucas is gorgeous, these pictures are so so cute! What a clever little guy doing the baking πŸ™‚

    March 3, 2014 at 4:54 am Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      He has just started to take an interest in it, I think it is mostly for eating the mixture πŸ™‚

      March 6, 2014 at 9:52 pm Reply
  • Carin

    Aww, such a precious moment- we love baking too, but don’t think I could have handled it with baby twins. You’re awesome, mum! And licking the spoon is definitely the best bit!

    March 3, 2014 at 11:03 am Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      We are so lucky that our twins are brilliant little sleepers so I try and squeeze in little moments with Lucas inbetween eveything else! I don’t get a look in with that spoon anymore!

      March 6, 2014 at 9:52 pm Reply
  • Katie @mummydaddyme

    Baking is lots of fun, we should do more of it. And I bet Lucas treasures the moments he gets with you on his own, however small or short. x

    March 3, 2014 at 1:37 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      Lucas has just really taken to it in the last month, we have fun with it and great way to spend some time with him. xx

      March 6, 2014 at 9:50 pm Reply
  • Sarah (@tamingtwins)

    I love this post, the photos, the story and the spoon licking! All favourites in our house too. I hope all’s well with you xx

    March 3, 2014 at 2:34 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      We are good thank you Sarah, what am I going to do when I have two extra little boys wanting to lick the spook πŸ™‚ xx

      March 6, 2014 at 9:48 pm Reply
  • jenny paulin

    it is lovely that you and Lucas manage some time alone just the two of you. He looks so cute licking the spoon. My two adore making cakes with me but it is mainly to stand on a chair to add the ingredients and then lick the spoon – they arent too bothered with the actual cooked cakes lol x

    March 5, 2014 at 2:19 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      No Lucas isn’t either! We made cookies and he wasn’t at all interested in them. Your two always look so at home in the kitchen, they must be so used to baking with you. I love having him help out! xx

      March 6, 2014 at 9:47 pm Reply
  • Eline @ Pasta & Patchwork

    These are such lovely pictures and a great post too! I have such fond memories of baking with my mum. She always let me lick the spoon and bowl too πŸ™‚ I’m looking forward to when M is old enough to help me with baking.

    March 5, 2014 at 8:44 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      It makes me think of baking with my mum too, it’s taken Lucas a while to get involved but he love it now!

      March 6, 2014 at 9:49 pm Reply

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