Pushing the "ohmygod, I'm no longer enough for my child, whatever will I doooooo??!!!" anxiety down, I informed him that starting in a few hours, he would have a 10-day long play date. His cousin Sofia was arriving that morning from the other side of the country.
It's been one big long freaking party of a play date since. Some highlights...
Moments away from starting their own band, "The Multicolored Stripes" Get it? Get it? Eh.
Ever annoyed by his paparazzi-like mother, Ethan measures out some flour for the sugar cookies.
And then proceeds to cover himself, head to toe, in flour and stray dough pieces.
And then there's the cookie decorating; Cowboy Ethan on duty...
blue sparklies. What every Xmas tree cookie needs.
Sofia tries out her tasty creation.
Too. Much. Cookie!
The only cookies that were left after Sofia and Ethan were done with them and on their way to a sugar coma...
Under the influence of too many sugar cookies, Ethan dons the paper bag and dances around the kitchen.
Then they worked off the sugar with a little jumping on the bed...
After their work out and a costume change, the kids update their Facebook statuses: "Ate lots of cookies. Jumped on bed. Life is good."