Friday, March 2, 2012

Lil' L.'s Secret...

Face it... we are all motivated by something.  Lil' L., my almost two year old, is motivated by COOKIES!

So today, I am posting cookies that will either get me banned from Facebook, or nominated for Cake Wrecks.

Today is the BIG DAY!  Lil' L. is a BIG GIRL!  We are having a huge Potty Party to celebrate!  I pulled out all the stops and I am following the method of Lora Jensen, the self-proclaimed "Potty Training Queen," for toilet training in THREE days.  Here we go!!!
So, they aren't anything that would make Victoria's Secret blush, but they are perfect for a toddler in training!

So, at our house, we celebrate everything with COOKIES.  (Surprise!)  So, of course, this huge milestone needed to be celebrated too... AND as we already know, my darling daughter is VERY motivated by COOKIES.  As with all of my cookies, I try really hard to make them fit the personality of the honoree.  Lil' L. loves Minnie Mouse, balloons, sunshine, and since she is turning 2 on Monday, I made a big deal about the #2.  At the same time, I wanted these to be good, encouraging, teaching cookies... (and I had a lot of blue frosting, so...) Here we are... Potty Party cookies!

Potty cookies aren't nearly as gauche as they seem... when you are 2!
(I made them from the "Pot of Gold" cookie cutter from my new St. Patrick's Day set... Ironic, isn't it?
But if you have been buying diapers for the last 7 years, you, too, will know how appropriate it is.)

Lil' L. loves to "high five," so this is how we celebrate! 
Lil' L. loves Minnie Mouse and picked Minnie panties for her big girl pants, so these were perfect!

I couldn't bring myself to make anything to fancy... like these lingerie cookies from Nadia at My Little Bakery or even these cute Granny Panties from Marilyn at Pink Martinis and Pearls.  Plus, they had to be tiny, so they could be rewards for a "job well done."  I ended up using my onesie cutter and just cutting the bottom part off.  They turned out just the right size!

The full learning set!
The full celebration set!

Lord willing, by Monday, we'll be able to eat these and celebrate big time!

So, needless to say, I am not doing any baking today...  but we are having a LOT of special one-on-one time with my big girl, having tons of messy fun in the kitchen: play-dough, paints, pudding (since I am going to be doing laundry later anyway and because we don't do that very often, it is really special), and we even painted our toes.

She picked blue...

"Train up a child in the way they should go, 
and when they are old they will not depart from it..."

Proverbs 22:6

I'll be back baking on Monday... hopefully, I'll have some fun Minnie Mouse birthday treats to share for my "Big Girl."



  1. This is an awesome idea! Who knew potty training could be SO fun! I LOVE that you used the "pot of gold" cutter for the toilet. How creative! And so the high five cookies and the "big girl" undies! CUTE! You did great!

  2. Thanks Jodi! I appreciate your friendship and encouragement!