"Enjoy the little things in life ~ one day you'll wake up and realize they were the big things"

Friday, October 9, 2009

A few more firsts . . .

We are waking up to our first "snow on the ground" day of the season (as opposed to the one at the tail end of summer that didn't actually stay on the ground) . . . there isn't very much of it out there, but it sure is pretty. The kids are delighted because it's enough to qualify for cinnamon rolls at breakfast! We reviewed our study of rocks recently and finally managed to produce a few rock candy crystals that were worthy of eating (a first!, now if we can just figure out how to get them to crystalize on the string instead of on the sides of the bowl . . .) We also tried a few new foods recently -- hubbard squash and mashed turnips (different nights!). . . the turnips were more popular than the squash, which frankly surprised me. Either way, we served them on our "Green Eggs and Ham" plate and even ended up reading Green Eggs and Ham as Sam scowled at his squash ~ we should have named him "Sam I am"! Kevin has a "first" of his own tomorrow -- an author book signing at a local bookstore. (I think this means I'm baking cookies today for him to hand out!)