Thursday, February 7, 2013
Our week in pictures
Delicious Homemade Ice Cream made with the new Kitchen Aid attachment we got for Christmas. We made Vanilla and used Real vanilla beans from Madagascar. Thank you Nana, Grandad and Preston for making this treat possible:).
Working diligently on her Reading Comprehension course for Grade 3. Only one more workbook to go!
Our first time to buy a coconut. Scott opened it carpenter style. He drilled two holes in it and poured out the liquid, then he hit it with a hammer to split it open:). The kids were especially excited to see inside. Not so thrilled with the taste, but that's okay.
Garrison amusing himself:)
Addie was a little impatient when it came to waiting for me to cut the pineapple up for her. She really seemed to enjoy gnawing on this piece. Who knows! Maybe it gave her some relief from the 4 molars that are taking so long to break through.
The kids history lesson the other night was about Japan. One of the activities was a sumo wrestling match. If it didn't take so long I'd upload the video of the kids. It was hilarious. Instead I posted the picture above because it makes me laugh every time I look at it. Kiersten looks like an oompa loompa!
A friend gave me a new recipe for bread and homemade yogurt this week. The bread is so delicious that two loaves are almost completely gone by the end of the day. Tonight I used the same recipe to make pizza crust. I should have taken a picture. It makes 2 GINORMOUS Deep Dish Pizza Crusts. I had a hard time finishing my second piece and it worked out perfectly that tonight was ice skating night. I think that I worked off at least one piece:). The kids weren't sure about the yogurt at first, but now 3 out of 5 really like it. Some more tweaking and some more fruit might convince the other 2. Scott's baking his sourdough bread tomorrow, so we might just have to schedule in an extra skating time;).
Only 3 more sleeps til our plane leaves for Nova Scotia. I think it's been about 5 years since I flew last. I used to love flying, but we'll see how it goes. Praying that Addie will sleep through the flight.
Anyway, I'd better head to bed now. One last day of school and a bunch of assignments to write for next week, plus some packing, then I think I can relax a bit:). I really want to enjoy the next couple days, because I'm going to miss these little munchkins. They can be frustrating at times, but there truly isn't any job in the world better than that of being a mother. So thankful that the Lord gave me my dream job:). Some of my friends may remember be always giving that as my answer in teen class when the teacher asked what we wanted to do after high school. So many adventures in such a short time = Motherhood! Truly priceless! Thank you Lord!