Thursday, June 30, 2011

jireh cooking breakfast

I had to laugh this morning when Jireh ask to cook breakfast.  She wanted to make french toast all by herself.  As she began to get out all the ingredients I could not help but giggle as my mind went back to many years  ago when we were in Bible college and living in Arlington, TX.  Jeremy (then 14) came in and ask to have a sandwich.  I told him to make himself one.  He looked at me with a puzzled look and then replied, "I don't know how".  WOW, had I really done EVERYTHING for them!  Fast forward to about the year 2000 when Jonathan was 3.  He was not even tall enough to reach the counter when we would put him on a stool and let him make his own food.  All my little kids love to cook and I am so glad.  We are not going down that "do everything for me" road again!

Jireh at age 8 can cook up quite the french toast!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

the garden

We started the garden the end of April.  It is now the middle of June and most of it seems to be doing very well.  Not sure what happened to the peas.  They started out really well but don't look so well anymore.  Maybe it is too much rain.  Who knows, never grew peas before.

Then there is the broccoli that I was told would attract bugs.  So we planted it in one of the flower gardens.  It too seems to be doing well, although I have no idea when or how those broccoli stalks come out.  It has been about 50 days and all I have are big leaves.  Guess we will see about that!

Then there is the cantaloupe and watermelon and the tomatoes and lettuce.  All of which seem to be growing by leaps and bounds.  Can't wait to make all my own salsa and tomato sauce for the winter.  It is great to go out to the garden and pick your lettuce as you need it.  Awesome!

Awe, then comes the fruit of our labors.  Mmmmm good!

What do you make of this radish?  Interesting!

Friday, June 24, 2011

finally learning how to blog

Well, after a day of not doing much else but trying to figure out this blog, I think I am a little farther along than I was.  Maybe I will get better at it and be more consistant.  Who knows, it has just never been on my priority list.