I also try to have him help make something special every once in a while. Last week we made some healthy banana chocolate chip muffins. He had a blast and don't you just love the Cooker Man outfit?!?
The hardest part is what to do with him while the muffins are in the oven. If I don't find something to keep him busy he will stare in the little oven window and ask "Done Yet?" every 37 seconds. When I reply "Not yet" he looks so sad and then agrees "Belum, not yet." Sometimes he will even try to open the oven to peek inside which is dangerous and lets the heat out.
I usually drag out something I know he loves to play with like playdo or geotrax. This last week I let him play with the quadrilla marble run. The kids all love the marble run but mom hates finding marbles in every corner for a week every time the kids play with it. The old pie tin at the end to catch the marbles is my attempt to contain the mess. Doesn't really work but it is better than nothing. Anyway the marble run did it's job, he was actually surprised when the timer went off. Not a single "Done yet?"
The best part of the day was when Alonzo and Colin came home from school. Grayson yanked the door open and was shouting down the stairs "I COOKER MAN! I MAKE MUFFINS! HURRY COME LOOK!" You just know our neighbors love us, 6 families share that stair and you can hear every little noise in the stair well.