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Cookies and Milk

Blog post, photographs, lessons and assignments...sometimes such a dilemma as to what to post...other times, I hear the prompt and right away I know what the subject and photo's should look like...then it's just a matter of pulling it all together...Be Still...Lesson 16, was like that for me...Cookies and Milk.  Right up my alley since I have two little boys that love not only cookies and milk, but they love baking in my kitchen. Liam is somewhat of a pro now...but Jaxson, well, he's not one for being patient and still  for very long...but for cookies and milk, he was a willing partner.  So today, when he came over, he had his first cookie baking lesson and he passed with flying colors..I guess you just need to pick the right subject to hold their interest...below are the fruits of his labor and also his reward...I loved this lesson. Not only for the content but also because the boys are my life right now...fleetingly.  I know that more now than ever before...Liam is now in preschool 4 days a week until we no longer have him for the full day...I do get to see him often, but not in the same way...and as Liam moves forward...we now have alone time with Jaxson for the first time...he's a trip for with only a few years left before they are both in school full time..they are my photo "props" and I'm o.k with come along with Jaxson and enjoy some cookies and milk...


So with Jaxson it is not a lesson in flour and milk and is strictly pull apart and drop on tray..what I love most about this photo is his intensity in getting the cookies apart...I can tell how hard he's working because, like all of us here, hard work means tongue the tongue is helping to get the job done..


Helping Papa get the oven door open...then he steps back so Papa can put the tray in for baking.


 Jaxson is having a hard time waiting for the cookies to be he has taken it upon himself to keep a good watch on what is happening in the dark hole where his cookie dough went...


He finally got tired of watching his cookie "grow" and came out on the porch to have a drink of his milk...that kept him still for about a minute...


Cookies are finally done..but now Jaxson has another problem..they are to hot to eat...oh my, more waiting time..

Well he's nothing if he's not a smarty...he takes matters into his own hands..enough with being patient, he stands up on his chair and gives those cookies several good blows and that seems to do the trick for him...problem solved...


Finally, after being very persistent and patient he sits down and really enjoys his cookies and milk as only a 2 year old can...ah, if only we could keep the balance as adults...enjoy the moment, have one cookie and a bit of milk...Life is Good...just ask he enjoys the fruits of his labor..and for those who haven't noticed, the tablecloth is no long on the table...that is a chocolate, chocolate chip cookie.  Trader Joe' got high marks from both of the boys...

So proud of him at the end, when he had his fill, he shared his broken crumbs with Papa...and Papa also declared them, just perfect...

Milk and Cookies was one of the best lessons that I have done with Kim Klassen at the helm of Be Still and so much more. If your ever looking for a "prop" to help out with baking, life lessons or just an abundance of cuteness, go borrow a two year will make any lesson in life much more fun...and actually chase your problems away...Great Job today's to Milk and Cookies and love....


"Little boy, you remind me how so much depends on days of now." Alison McGhee

I love his smile, I adore his spunk, I melt into his squeezes and I'm so happy he's my Grandson.

"Little Boys are just Superhero's in disquise"

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Reader Comments (10)

Please, please bring Jaxson to my house to make cookies!! My grandsons are all grown now, but I have old film photos of one standing on a stool stirring cookie dough, and the bowl was about as big as he was! Such fun, fun times Cheryl! I hope you do this more often, just for fun. You're photos are all a story in themselves right to the end when Papa gets his bites. This is adorable and must be printed for his memory book. xx Fantastic! So happy you enjoyed the journey even with Trader Joe's dough - which I'll be getting per Liam and Jaxson's recommendations. :-)

September 17, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterBeverly

How sweet! I love how you captured the anticipation here and that cute little milk bottle is a favorite. Your grandson is such a cutie and it looks like you and your husband enjoyed every minute with him. Moments to treasure for sure!

September 18, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSusan

Wisdom is one word that comes to mind in your words. These snaps are so beautiful. The work and the feel of them. How great this world would be with more people like your family in it. Enjoying the moment and each other.
PS I love love the milk bottle glass. :)

September 18, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterChris

What a sweetie! I am sure you treasure this time. I am weeks behind in Be Still. Ah well.

September 18, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterNaomi

It's 5:08 pm as I have just finished my "treat" of reading your precious blog and melting along with the chocolate chips! Your reference to the "tongue" had me smiling as when Richard is in deep concentration, his tongue always moves from side to side!!! I don't think he can use a pair of scissors without an animated tongue! Oh, Cheryl, this is reminding me of one of the times I made cookies with Ellie when she was a little girl. I'll have to flickr the pic over to you! Then there was the time we made ice cream at a birthday celebration. I live through your JOY with each BOY and thank you from the bottom of my new Aunt Jemima cookie jar for sharing your thoughts, feelings, visions and precious moments with us through your superb on-line journaling. Yes, I HOPE these will all make it into a hard-copy version, along with a few more nibbles. Always LOVE seeing your hubby participate. Heart Warming . . . straight from the oven and your big hearts. You give a time-honored, old-fashioned feeling to an endearing act which needs to be preserved forever in our busy world. I'm still envisioning your book signing! I'll be there to photograph it! xox all around xox

September 18, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAntoinette

this is such a beautiful post.... so much goodness .... so many beautiful gifts.... standing on the chair... smelling the cookies... the milk bottle!

September 18, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterkim klassen

Adore this. Your little boys are adorable. Love them looking through the oven door.

September 18, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterdiana foster

In addition to all the love that shines through here, Cheryl, this post is a masterpiece of photographic story telling! Just perfect.

September 18, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSherry

Absolutely love love love these photos! Especially the one with the tongue sticking out and the one where he is peeking into the oven at the cookies!

September 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLiz Thomas

Chris,,,thanks so much for coming for Cookies and Milk with Jaxson...he loves your visits and if you don't mind a few crumbs, he's a very good sharer...

September 22, 2014 | Registered CommenterCheryl Crotty

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