Archives for the month of: January, 2010

With my Aunt “Enin”


We went to my Grandparents’ to have Christmas with them since the snow storm kept us home Christmas Eve. Michael really got into opening gifts and learned a new phrase from Grandma Rose – “Go Vikings!”

Having a glass of milk and doing some reading after a busy day.

Michael got to spend a couple hours with Grandma Dawn and Uncle Jake this morning. It seems Michael enjoys going to the grocery store much more when shopping for dog food as opposed to people food!

Mr. Lamb must have been disobedient today. I looked over to see Michael talking to him in a serious voice for about 20 seconds. Then he walks over to the cupboard and pulls out a large, plastic straw and swats Mr. Lamb a couple times. I ran to get my phone to take a picture just in time to get the last swat. I was messing with the settings and missed the conclusion. I’m hoping the disciplining ended with a hug and “I love you!”

It might not look like it but our fairly recently, somewhat picky eater son loves hummus on crackers for a snack! Grandma Connie first introduced him to it and he was sold.

Here’s a quick recipe I found:

1 16oz can chickpeas
1/4 c of liquid from beans
3-5 tablespoons lemon juice (I actually used 3 of lime juice) 1 1/2 tablespoons tahini
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon cilantro

Puree everything in blender or food processor and use as a spread on crackers or a dip for veggies!

He even garnished!!

No one will be surprised to find out that he was very organized in his cooking.

I only had to jump in and stir a couple times. One of the reasons I asked him to cook was because I thought it would be so entertaining, (remember the popcorn?) and although there were a few moments that produced a laugh, overall he was so good at it that it almost seemed natural for him. I can’t wait for the next meal he prepares!

I think this was chopping onions. He was running that knife like a pro! All fingers still in tact.

My wonderful, multi-talented husband made dinner for us on Saturday night. This was a first for him and boy did he wow me!

I knew I was in for a treat when I saw he and Michael watching videos on I came home from a woman’s retreat Saturday afternoon and he was finishing up his grocery list.

He made chicken tortilla soup and guacamole. I can honestly say it was the best chicken tortilla soup I have ever had! The most amazing part – he. said he actually enjoyed it!

Our lame attempt at a snowman.

Michael is enjoying his first time playing in the snow this winter. Thanks for the great snowsuit Grandma Connie!!