A reminder last night that a quiet child is usually up to something!
I was helping Preston with something at the computer, and Brekken was playing at the toy kitchen in my kitchen. Since there was nothing cooking for him to get into, I didn't think anything of him being there on his own. After I finished with Preston, I realized that it was awfully quiet in the kitchen and knew I'd better go check on Brekken.
When I found him, I saw that he had pushed a toy up to the counter so he could reach the countertops. We had finished the birthday cake earlier and the empty cake plate was still sitting on the counter. Brekken had taken the cake plate from the counter and was sitting on the kitchen floor with it. He was very happily pulling all the little leftover bits of frosting from the plate and eating them.
He was very pleased with himself! When I asked him what he was doing, he grinned (a sticky, chocolatey grin) and shouted "cake!" (Or "cay" if you want to be picky about it, but I knew what he meant.) I didn't have the heart to scold him. He was just too cute and pleased with himself. (Besides, I'm the one who hadn't yet cleaned up the cake plate!)