Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Cookin' It Up

Last week I mentioned a post about some kitchen fun, well, needless to say we didn't get around to it until today. Makiah got her school work done and I have to say this was the first day since coming off Christmas break that I didn't consider public school. It went really well, she finished it all, focused and it was peaceful. {Thank you Lord for answering prayer}

Anyhoo, everyone was so good today, I mean they ALL took a nap and everything that mama decided today was a good day to do some fun in the kitchen, my term for learning in disguise.

My Aunt Sadie is a very talented seamstress. Actually my Nanny (who passed away) and all her sisters are amazing with a sewing machine. My aunt is very happy that I am teaching my kiddos something in the kitchen, especially Makiah, as part of our homeschool program. So Aunt Sadie took to the sewing machine and sent them matching aprons and Daniel has a bib that matches. So today we put them into use, well the use they were intended for. The kids have been wearing them practically all day every day.

After naps and playing Wii, we headed to the kitchen to make cornbread and blueberry muffin bread (that would be muffins not cooked in the muffin pan). We had a great time. I did a lot of teaching, but Makiah was having so much fun, she didn't even notice. ~Smile~

They did really well and they didn't even argue. I'm telling you today was like a miracle of peace. I'm already praying that tomorrow goes the same.

She is very focused and he is looking at the measuring spoons. He was waiting patiently for his turn.

He REALLY likes to stir, but he listened the whole time and waited his turn for everything. I was beginning to wonder where my son was?!?!

Wild hair, half naked, but ready to cook!

We had a really good time and lots-o-fun! I love it when a day goes this well.


forever folding laundry said...

Looks like a great day! Those are the days that keep you going when you have those "other" kind of days!

And, boy, those are some CUTE kids!!! =)

Sir Nottaguy-Imadad said...

Anytime the kids can do something without an arguing is a good time. Kids in the kitchen can be a lot of fun.

Boy Mom said...

You have BEAUTIFUL children!

I have been using cooking day every Friday to sneak math and reading into my little home schooled guy. He loves it!

We've had a hard time getting settled into a smooth routine since Christmas too.

Mainly a midwife said...

That sounds great! I love their cute little aprons.