Seven is such a fun age! Amara was here last weekend and the three of us watched the Little Princess together. It was another great movie night and another great movie.
However, the real fun was Sunday morning. My cousin had sent me a recipe for Sweet Cinnamon Biscuits and she thought Amara and I would really have fun making them and we did. We did our little rituals of tying our hair back and scrubbing our hands and then “donning our aprons”! “Don’t tie it up Grandma, I want it long like a dress”. Grampy just sat in the office working and taking us all in. He loves to listen to us!
She got her little stool and she read through the recipe like a checklist telling me what to get out — we always get all the ingredients out first! Then she somehow realized there was a pencil on the table so she had to go through the recipe a second time so that she could actually check everything off! Good thing she did as she forgot to tell me to get out the sugar! It was just so great — I let her do almost all the work. She measured most of the ingredients and had a blast using my sifter, which really is getting rusty and needs to just be replaced. We were having fun. She stirred everything up, dusted the cutting board surface and her hands with flour and with a little help from Grammy got the dough out and started kneeding it — but of course using the rolling pin was the most fun. We did all this while we chatted away about school and stuff.
I told her that the recipe we were doing came from my cousin. She’s never met this cousin but she knows all about her. This is the cousin who made Emily for her so Amara knew exactly who I was talking about when I told her that my cousin was becoming a Great Grandmother that weekend. I explained just what a great grandmother is and told her I hoped that I could be one someday when she grows up and has kids and she looks at me and says — “Grammy, you would make a really good one!” I just hugged her! Has any child ever said anything so sweet?
The Sweet Cinnamon Biscuits were good but the experience was great!
This post has been linked to Say it Saturday at Family Home and Life.