She told her Daddy that she would make him Chocolate Chip Cookies tonight.  His all time favorites.

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So she tied on her apron,

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And found her recipe on the back of the Nestle Tollhouse Chocolate Chip bag.

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She gathered up her ingredients, searching high

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And low.

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I proudly watched her read aloud.

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“You can trust me, Mommy,” she said with great confidence.

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And as she measured and poured and mixed, I watched with pride.  “I’m getting this all from you,” she told me as she worked, “Cause I’ve been watching you.”  And it was a great reminder, that our kids do watch us and a great encouragement to try to keep doing the good things that we want them to see.

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“Look, Mom!” she exclaimed after cracking the egg.  “I did it… perfectly!”   And there was no denying the joy that came from her hard work.

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She worked hard, from start to finish.  I watched from a distance, lending advice when needed.

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Daddy came in to help her put the cookies into the oven.  He was as excited as she was.

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And in the end, the cookies came out just perfectly.  We all enjoyed them and Ellee was proud of her hard work tonight.  I pray that she will continue to watch and learn, and I suppose that tonight I was also encouraged and reminded to make sure that I’m doing and modeling things that are worth her sweet observations.

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Written by lauraherr8

I love Jesus, my Youth Pastor Husband and our two beautiful children. I'm a professional photographer and I love people, especially kids. My best days include time with my family, Hot Yoga and a Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream cone.

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