We have been baking so much, and it takes at least twice as long because I have Reilly help. It is SO much fun to see how much she loves it though. She is so patient, and sits in a big chair at the kitchen table. I do all the measuring, she does all the pouring. And we both share in the stirring, with help from KicthenAid when we need it. Even if there is a little teaspoon of something, I'll measure it and put it in a big cup so she can pour it in - she is so proud! We have spills (and she says "OH NO! Happened?), but we roll with them and clean up at the end.
This day, we were making little Jelly Melties, or thumbprint cookies. She is hugging the KicthenAid.
And helping "stir".
My mom wanted to know if she was always so quiet and serious when we baked, because it's so funny how she acts! I make such a big deal about her being a "big girl helper", so she really takes her job to heart.