We don't have kids. We're both teachers, which means we actually do have kids (teenagers, in fact) - about 100 (each) for seven hours a day. On Chris's side we have eight nieces, four nephews and one great-nephew; on mine we have one niece. Almost all of our married friends have kids too, and the neighborhood is full of 'em. All of which is to say, we have plenty of kids in our lives, so we'll stick with having kitties instead of kiddies.
But this post is about our beautiful niece on Amy's side, Elizabeth, who is turning five. Auntie Amy is trying her best to make Elizabeth a chef-in-training, so the other night we had a pizza party!!! Although Uncle Chris had to toss the dough in the air (only because he's so good at it), Elizabeth put on the sauce, cheese and lots of pepperoni (keeping her hands very clean all the while). While the pizza was baking, Elizabeth very intently stirred up a quick batch of cupcakes for dessert (after making a handprint in the dry batter first, of course). Here are some photos of Chef Elizabeth at work. We hope enjoy your weekend and get to spend some time cooking with the ones you love!!!
Putting on the sauce while singing "Pizza is the sauciest"
Can't have dirty hands when you're cooking!
Handprint in the
sand cupcake mix
Mixing up the batter