Today, I decided to let AJ help me in the kitchen- something I haven't quite been brave enough to do yet. He is very interested in watching everything I do- he says "watch! watch!" all of the time when I'm in the kitchen. So, when it came time to make a few pans of lasagna, I asked if he'd like to help and he of course said, "Yes!"
I can't believe how much fun it really was for both of us. He made a huge mess, but I didn't care at all. I let him help me make the ricotta mix and he got to stir that for a while. He watched me cook the meat and boil the noodles. He also enjoyed tasting some of the cheese while we waited for everything to cook. It made me so happy to see him enjoying himself and I could tell he was proud of his hard work!