Friday, July 29, 2011

My little buddy

Last night while baking a cake for making cake pops tonight, Ryan was my little helper. I placed a chair right up next to the counter so he could pour the cake mix into the mixing bowl, add the water and oil (I did the eggs) and then he held the mixer while we combined all the ingredients. After it was all mixed, he was really excited to lick a beater! I took one off for him and licked the other one myself. At one point, he started to say something and at the same time I said, "Mmm...this is good!" He smiled really big and said, "I was going to say that! Are you thinking what I'm thinking!?" Haha!! He's such a cutie - and such a good little helper in the kitchen.

I think it really is true that if you let kids help you cook (and bake?) that they are more likely to eat the food. After we made the cake and got it put into the oven, I made dinner and Ryan stood up there at the counter the entire time playing in the sink, "washing" dishes and then ate his dinner standing there. :)

I'm hoping to get an update with pictures from Rhys' birthday up soon. For some reason Blogger doesn't want to work on my laptop so I'll have to figure out a different way to update. Coming soon!

Monday, July 25, 2011

My boy and his fishing pole

This past weekend we went on a little camping adventure. On Friday Jake and Ryan took the trailer and set up camp at Riverland Resort in Kingsburg! I drove over after work and we had the best weekend together. Of course only being 30 - 45 minutes from home means the heat was just as horrible camping as it would have been at home (102 was the high on Saturday, I believe) so we spent lots of time in the swimming pool! Ryan did a little fishing, didn't catch anything but loved learning how to cast the line out.

I'll update with more pictures once they're loaded to the computer from the camera. For now...this is my little man fishing on the lake - what a simple reminder of how blessed I am/we are. :)