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Happy Valentine’s Day!
To celebrate, Colton and I baked (and ate!) some fun heart-shaped Valentine’s cookies. He enjoyed the baking process, but definitely enjoyed the eating part more! He’s at an age now where he really likes helping in the kitchen. His favorite kitchen tasks are cracking eggs and stirring (which he calls “stir stir stir!”). That’s probably why his favorite breakfast is scrambled eggs. Luckily for him, there was lots of stirring involved in the cookie making process.
I got a DSLR camera (this one, if you’re curious) for Christmas and have been enjoying experimenting with it. I decided to do a little Valentine’s Day cookie photo session and capture some lifestyle shots of my little guy making a special Valentine treat.
These photos were edited in Photoshop Express, which is a free iPhone app. Some of my other favorite phone editing apps are Snapseed and VSCO. You can capture great photos without fancy editing software. You can even get great shots on a smartphone camera, if you don’t have a DSLR yet! I’d love to upgrade to “real” editing software one day, but I’m not going to let that stop me from capturing memories now… and you shouldn’t either!
He loved getting to play in the dough. Since we usually make chocolate chip cookies, this was actually the first time that he got to help me use cookie cutters. He thought they were lots of fun. Now I guess I need to upgrade my cookie cutter collection. I’m pretty sure heart is the only shape I own. I’m thinking I might need this set to have a good variety!
He got a mini rolling pin for Christmas so he could help more in the kitchen. Turns out he likes using my big rolling pin more and I like the little one.
His favorite part was licking the icing off his fingers! Don’t worry, we didn’t give these cookies to any unsuspecting neighbors. I don’t think we would be able to give away cookies even if we wanted to… Colton eats them up before I would have a chance to give any away! Cookies are his favorite sweet. I normally prefer ice cream, but I always craved cookies while I was pregnant with him. I think it’s hilarious that he already wanted them even before he was born.
Valentine’s Day cookies made with love.
What are you doing to celebrate Valentine’s Day? What are your family’s special traditions?