Who needs a ping pong table?
Anastasia enjoys the outdoors.
So I thought that my kids could cook. I always have them helping in the kitchen and some of them help bake bread, make a cake mix, or something simple like fried eggs-- but could they cook? For one of their assignments I had them choose partners and one of the main dishes and desserts I picked out for the kids to make. Then they had to double or triple the recipe with minimal help from me. Let's just say that it was an eye opener. Each dish turned out great but I ended up helping the kids quite a bit. The kids learned that you can't add more pasta to the pasta that has already been cooking for 7 minutes. They also learned to error on the side of using a bigger bowl rather than having to change it because it is not big enough. Next month I told them they will have to cook everything on their own. Hope I am not tempted to open my mouth and put in my two cents.
Sveta was proud of her Sante Fe Casserole.
My Mom has been here the last few days. She has been baking all kind of wonderful breads with the girls. They even made homemade bagels which are the best!
Julia and Paul made chicken pot pie. There was enough filling to bag and stick in the freezer for another meal.
The bread was so delicious! Great job girls!
Oliver is such a big boy! He is 24 pounds of baby chunk! His favorite thing to do nowadays is to spit his water out and let it dribble down his chin and all over his clothes.
Out of curiosity I decided to see if Oliver was still afraid of bubble baths. Nope. He loves them.
Nolan had dental surgery last Friday. The dentist removed the remainder of his two front teeth and filled five cavities. That means that every single tooth was worked on in his little mouth. Despite his chipmunk cheeks afterwards, he was ready to play a few hours after we got home.
I took Nolan to the ENT that our regular ENT referred him to have his cholesteatoma checked out. She also suctioned out all the pus in the ear that just had a tube inserted into. This unusually brave little boy cried-- it hurt that much. Yet he stayed still till she was finished. He is now on antibiotics and waiting to have a cat scan. She thinks surgery is in the near future.
Jonny went to another Opthamologist for a second opinion yesterday. Turns out he has 20/20 vision without glasses and is a good candidate for surgery to correct his exotropia. The doctor told us he is colorblind which I already knew. She will check his eyes in six weeks for a second look to make sure nothing has changed and if that is the case he will follow with surgery. When Jonny doesn't wear his glasses his eye is much straighter so I pray that in the end his eye corrects itself. Wouldn't that be awesome!