Monday, June 28, 2010


The children got to visit with all their cousins while Dad was participating in a mission trip in Northwest MO. We spent two days with our Mid-Missouri cousins, and two days with our Southwest MO cousins.

Mid-Mo Cousins

We went to Shelter Gardens to take a few pictures. It was 90 degrees by 9am, so we didn't stay too long.

The girls worked on building a sand castle, and T worked on catching minnows in the lake.

Southwest MO Cousins

We had a blast at Aunt Kim's house. She had a BBQ for us, and set up two kiddie pools for the kids to play in, and Aunt Becca made homemade ice cream.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Daddy's Pancakes

Everyone in our home knows that Dad's pancakes are WAY better than Mom's pancakes. I (Mom) don't really understand why Dad's pancakes are so much better than mine because we use the same exact recipe, but it's true - his are better!

K is still cooking once-a-week. This week she wanted to make pancakes, bacon, and sausage for supper. We do breakfast for supper around here quite regularly.

K did a great job flipping pancakes. She's done this before, but this was the first time she really did it well! Hey - her Dad's a great teacher!

We used the strawberry jam we made yesterday as a topping on our pancakes, and let's just say these were the BEST pancakes any of us had ever eaten in our lives!!!!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Strawberry Pickin'

We went strawberry pickin' today and had lots of fun! T only picked the biggest and best berries, L picked whatever, and K did a good job of picking nice, red, ripe berries. The weather today was absolutely beautiful and perfect for picking berries. Our sweet friend, "Miss" Linda helped us can some strawberry jam, we froze most of the berries, and we're saving some to make Dad a special Father's Day dessert this weekend since we'll be travelling on Father's Day. We hope to be able to pick blueberries next!