Aprons on first, Joseph delightedly recognising the very hungry caterpillar.
Get the cooking stool in place by the worktop.
What recipe shall we use? This time it is daughter's turn to exclaim with delight. It is the Ladybird "We can Cook" book which she and her brother cooked their way through more than twenty years ago. "Oh my God! I remember all these pictures. Look at the spatterings all over this butterfly cake recipe. Oh I loved that one!"
Get Joseph's blue bunny settled where he can see and we can get started.
Mum helps with weighing and measuring and Grandma helps with the mixing together.
Joseph gives the cutting out his full attention.
Gingerbread in the oven and it is time to visit the ginger cat.
Out of the oven they come: planes and cats and dinosaurs and some letters too.
What a lovely way to spend a wet morning, in a warm kitchen smelling of gingerbread.