Sunday, February 10, 2008

The little bakers

Life Balance: a feat we try to achieve while searching to be the best that we can we, while simultaneously raising our children to do the same. This is the equilibrium in our inner life force whereby our heartbeat matches the divine force that exists all around us. When this life balance peaks, our sense of peace, joy, love and wisdom act as one with our very soul.

Valetine's day this week. Yum, the treats. Hershey kisses with raspberry cream centers. Cutout cookies shaped like hearts. Russell Stover little candy heart boxes. Red and pink M&M's. If it's a candy holiday, the food is good.

Maggie had her friend over all day hanging out. Miss J goes to church with the twins now, and I pick her up and drop her off. After church today, the kids were so quiet, I drove home in a trance. Pulled in the driveway, and Luke teases me, "Hey, are you dropping her home?" Huh? you guys are actually in the car? I forgot all about you. Iguess she stays.

Of course, there is always baking when Miss J comes over. They were not overly ambitious today, so they just made a cake. And the frosting. I am upstairs listening to the frosting being made. Get the butter. Warm it up a little in the microwave. Add the milk. Add the sugar. Add the milk. It's too thin, add the sugar. It's too sweet, addl the milk. Next thing I know they are adding flour. When I come down to see how it's going, they are drizzling the chocolate syrup consistency mess all over the cake, and the counter. I could not help but laughing and remembering baking with my best friend, CK.

We loved making brownies and adding stuff to them. Mostly gobs of peanut butter. I don't think they ever actually cooked, but got heated through and quickly devoured. We would often get side tracked playing with makeup and forgot what we were baking. One time, her older brother made the mistake of falling asleep on the couch (ok, maybe not sleeping, maybe passed out from too much beer in Grandma's barn, like we didn't know) and we decided to be evil. We tried out the makeup on him. Full eyeshadow, blush and lipstick. Even did his fingernails and toenails with bright pink polish. Man, was he ever mad when he woke up!! But we already had pictures to blackmail him with forever!

Too bad we didn't have You tube back then! Boy the fun we could have had!

Now, where are those pictures....

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