Aunt Mary’s Lil’ Buddy

I recently learned how much Joshua likes to help his mommy make cookies. I too love to make cookies, so I thought we could spend some time together baking some.

While we were babysitting Christopher and Anna Marie’s children one day when they had a midwife appointment and date, I asked Joshua if he wanted to help Aunt Mary make cookies. He quickly put down his toy chain saw and came running to the kitchen. He took great delight dumping ingredients in, especially the “smoke” (or the flour). But the best part—eating the dough (before the eggs were added)!

For the next week and a half, he told me several times, “Thank you, Aunt Mary, for making cookies with me; it was very yum.”  One day when I was over there, he said, “Aunt Mary? Maybe tomorrow I could come over to your house, and we could make cookies together. That would be VERY special!” He’s only 2 years old!

We happened to be babysitting the kids a couple days later, so Josh and I got to work again making cookies! After much dumping and many bites later, the cookies were finished. I think a tradition has started—at least in his mind.


One happy guy!
One happy guy!



“My son, eat thou honey, because it is good;
and the honeycomb, which is sweet to thy taste.”
Proverbs 24:13

16 thoughts on “Aunt Mary’s Lil’ Buddy”

  1. Children are such a delight to work with and teach. Joshua seems to be such a happy little guy!! Definitely has his Mommy’s smile. I found a recipe for chocolate chip cookie dough by Trisha Y that exchanges the egg for applesauce so the dough is safely consumable as well. Thanks for posting such cute pics of Mary and Joshua. Blessings!

  2. Too cute! Love his “smoke” expression. 🙂 And eating dough is always great! 😉 You Aunties are so good at including and doing fun things with your nieces and nephews! Truly precious.

  3. Mary, you are a wonderful aunt! 🙂
    Joshua is a cutie and I enjoyed seeing the photos.
    Such a special time making precious memories.
    Love, Mrs. Patti

  4. You are an amazing aunt Mary! Looks like you two had a great time baking together, so sweet.

  5. Aw, that is precious :D. And it will be a special memory for him for the rest of his life! My favorite memories of going to my grandparents when I was younger are baking cookies with my Aunts :). We still enjoying cooking together as I’ve gotten older… though now it is more often whole meals, and I’m one of the head chefs, as we now work with my younger siblings :D.
    Bri 🙂

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