Baking in PJs

“Call me Chef, I am not Ksena anymore,”

I smiled and responded, “Yes, Chef!” and we started baking.

I absolutely love this toddler stage where we can role play. It is so much fun to watch and interact with her, as I understand her thought process. We take on many roles during the day, sometimes we are cows mooing about other times we are dainty ballerinas tippy-toeing about. But the status of our hearts remains: overflowing with joy!

A few weeks ago, we woke up as Chefs. With a cookie bake calling our names. I told Ksena that we’d bake in the afternoon and then something came up. By evening, all she was asking is, ‘Mummy, can we bake our cookies now?’

Promises to hope are like sugar to blood, they make its levels spike instantly. When you give your word to a child you see their hopes rise and their faces shine. After shower hour, clad in PJs, we went to the kitchen and baked cookies. It was way past her bedtime but we baked vanilla, choc chip cookies and she ate one and slept soon after.

As I reflected, baking cookies felt a lot like some of the dreams and desires that I’ve had. I’ve lost hope as I have worn my PJs and felt like time had run out but with God, it is never too late. Our man-made timelines do not limit his power. He is sovereign still.

Happy New Year!

New Living Translation
Ecclesiastes 7:13

‘Notice the way God does things; then fall into line. Don’t fight the ways of God, for who can straighten out what he has made crooked?’

Here’s to a year of seeing how the Lord does things and aligning ourselves with His will.




The Sweet Things In Life

Happy New Year everybody 🙂

American pancakes are absolutely delish. I can’t have too many of them though, because bloating is real and wheat cushions my waist line 🙂 I enjoy oat and banana pancakes as well, but I’m on my own, the rest of the K squad like crepes.

When I made American pancakes to end the year, I had to convince Ksena to eat them by drizzling some honey on them. Since Miss Ky came, I’m on the clock most times. I’ve had to learn how to multitask and work faster, because as Ksena says, ‘mama has two totos’. And I need to meet their needs. So on this day, both girls wanted their breakfast stat but I couldn’t find the honey. After walking in circles, I decided to step out of the kitchen and look in from the outside. I found it immediately and was able to serve Ksena and feed Kyria. There was world peace in the K household.


It got me thinking as I was breastfeeding, it’s the same thing with life, sometimes it’s important to look in from the outside and see just how blessed you are. If you are intentional, you realize the sweet things are right in front of you.

Here’s my ‘sweet things’ jar for 2017.


I’m looking forward to keeping a record of the sweet moments and being thankful daily.

If you’d like to join me on this sweet journey of thanksgiving, you can make a sweet things jar by using a tin/container and wrapping paper to cover it. 

Have a blessed new year filled with joy, peace and good health.

Here’s to many adventures in Him and with Him.