Saturday, January 28, 2012
Friday, January 27, 2012
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Friday, January 20, 2012
Thursday, January 19, 2012
All of the kids join me in the kitchen often these days,
but Nicholas the most. We've got egg cracking, mixing, scrambled egg making down.
His newest skills are grating cheese and cutting vegetables while I'm putting things together.
It's kind of nice that he can work with me these days.
You would think the guy would put on a pound or two however.
He didn't finish that bowl of cereal.
He will always, however, finish a carrot or tomato though.
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Monday, January 16, 2012
Me: "Your Uncle Brian has a job where he counts money. That's his job! He's an accountant."
Nicholas: "What?! How can that be?!!!! I do that at home for fun!"
He tells me now he's saving for college and to buy his own home.
Friday, January 13, 2012
Thursday, January 12, 2012
First Christmas meal in our Houston home.
There was a fire.
I put the three requested sides in the oven just in time to be ready on time.
When it started getting close, I opened the door, just to peak--corn pudding, green bean casserole, sweet potatoes...
Instead my face was hit with smoke.
Door slammed shut quickly.
Opened it again, and that's when the fire flared up.
Close the door again.
The alarms blew.
And man, they've got everyone covered with alarms in new homes, everywhere.
Windows up, smoke fanned, children evacuated.
Notice my dad eating in his coat while the windows are open to air out the house.
Dinner was a little infused with a certain fire-roasted flavor.
But man, the sticky rolls I made for breakfast that morning--that had spilled over into the bottom of the oven--those were darn good.