The children are really warming to the idea of a daily, boxed, activity, leading up to Valentine's Day. Today the box was loaded with cookie mixes (left over from Christmas), canned frosting, heart shaped and cinnamon candy sprinkles, as well as the rolling pin, and heart shaped cookie cutters, freshly washed from yesterday's playdough activity.
E (age 10) was the first to get to the box, and claimed the right to mix up, and bake the cookies herself, for everyone to decorate.
I helped her divide the baked cookies...
...and set up the table for her brothers and sisters to join in.
It's not like it's the first time the children have ever baked or decorated cookies, but something about having all the supplies boxed up, and presented as a surprise, made it extra exciting.
The only disappointment for them was discovering they were only going to get to eat one cookie each before bed.
They'll have to wait until tomorrow to enjoy another one, and to find out what the box holds next.
It's great to be a homeschooler.