Cole gets home from school at 11 every day. That's pretty early considering the rest of the kids in the neighborhood don't get home until about 3. There have been many days when I pick Cole up from school and he bursts into tears in the car because he wants to stay at school instead of coming home and being bored all day. (Let me just insert now how VERY GLAD I am that I sent him to school this year!) I have a hard time getting Cole to do something other than watch T.V. in the afternoons. Especially with crappy weather! He has friends over a lot, and I try to think of things he can help me with that aren't too painful.
The other day I asked him to help me make bread for my visiting teaching sisters. He was thrilled, mostly because he is always begging me to let him "spank" the dough! He insisted that we take lots of pictures and "not just of me mom"! Okay I had to be in the pictures too. (Don't mind my Hoagle Zoo sweatshirt, it's my favorite piece of clothing at home I am sure my kids get so sick of seeing me wear it!)
Anyway Cole ground all the wheat himself, not photos of this because he did it out on the deck and it was way too cold for me to go out there!
I then let him spank and beat one of the loaves until he was happy and content. I figured we would keep this one for ourselves, too bad I honestly couldn't figure out which one it was when the baking was complete! Whoops! I guess that's really saying something about my loaf making skills huh?
Anyway by the time we had the bread in the pans, I had one happy boy and it was nearly time for Kallie to be home! And of course I didn't get a picture of the baked bread because that would require me to remember to get the camera out again.