Kaylee with her best friend Olivia. We knew the girls would not be in the same class this year because Olivia is doing 4 day preschool and Kaylee is just doing 3 day. We walk right by Olivia's class on the way to Kaylee's class so I was able to get their picture.
Kaylee going in to wash her hands.
.....now back at home. It was time to make Kaylee her back to school treat. I was not sure if Alexa would want to, or even care to help me make cupcakes since she is still so little. I was wrong....she LOVED it! Usually it is just Kaylee that helps me out and now I feel bad for never letting Lex because she had so much fun. I still just think of her as my tiny baby but she is getting so big. I think Lex really liked not having to fight with Kaylee for the spot on the step stool! ;)
So this is how I know I am totally starting to "relax" as a Mom. I hate to admit it but if I was to rewind about 3 years, and if this was Kaylee helping me out back then, I probably would have said "no" and put a stop to the turning over or "helping" with the cupcake batter. I am sure I would have not allowed what happened in the picture below, and if it did happen, I probably would have fixed the mess and got them all perfect again before putting them in the oven.
So I guess this is what happens when you let your 1 year old help with the cake batter....
....but how could I not let her have a little fun? Her face was just pure joy and excitement! I just looked at her and saw the joy and had to laugh right along with her. She was so proud of her creation! I think we both just looked at each other and laughed for about 30 seconds and then I can say I happily picked them up and put them in the oven, mess and all!
Kaylee with her teachers Mrs. Peloquin and Mrs. Farr after school.
Lex and I didn't have enough time to get the cupcakes all pretty and decorated before it was time to pick her up so I just let Kaylee decorate her own cupcake. She loved that!