Sunday, November 15, 2009

Enjoying Our Last Few Sunny Days... And a Visit with the Grandparents

Winter is quickly descending upon us, but there are days when the sun pokes through for a few hours. We're trying to enjoy those days. We went to Lewisville Park last week, and then this week, we enjoyed hanging out with Grandma Janet and Grandpa Lyn (and Whiff, the kids' favorite dog!). We all enjoyed the great visit! Ascha took to calling Grandpa "Pum-pa" or "Bum-pa." She loved sitting and reading books with him. She (and Mom!) loved having Grandma feed her and dress her and play with her. The boys enjoyed the time playing games and assembling puzzles together. As usual, the week passed too quickly. Thanks for visiting, Grandma and Grandpa! We hope to see you again real soon!

Ascha's First Baking Experience

Last week Aric and I made whole wheat pretzel dough while Taylor was at school. Aric pulled a chair over to the counter and a few moments later, Ascha was right behind him with a chair of her own which she'd pulled over. I guess she thinks she's big enough to bake. We put the chairs together and corralled Ascha on the inside. She loved being able to "help." She contributed by pouring the teaspoon of salt into the dough, then she happily sorted and stacked measuring cups and spoons to her heart's content while Aric and I mixed up the dough. Later, after the boys had finished shaping the pretzels and gone back to playing outside, she climbed up again and spent another half hour or so enjoying her newfound toys.