Chapter 2 of our how we met will be posted tomorrow, written by yours truly.
Until then here are a few pictures of our evening family life from the past two nights. This week we are enjoying a break in the action each evening at home together. It is our family time that we all enjoy, sharing a meal together, laughing, telling one another about our days and playing some games and toys in the basement after the kitchen is cleaned up and before bedtime.
Hunter and Miss E both think it is extremely fun to help me make supper each evening. That would be “dinner” for non-prairie dwellers. My Pioneer Woman cookbook recipe I made this week is her Clam Linguine which is from her cookbook. (Last week I made my first ever cinnamon rolls from scratch using Pioneer Woman’s recipe and they were awesome.) The Clam Linguine was easy, simple and a huge hit. I didn’t have fresh parsley on the prairie this week so it was skipped but otherwise I followed the recipe which is not a strength of mine. I tend invent as I go. But following this recipe is worth it. Even using the heavy cream which is a no-no for me 9 times out of 10 to save on calories and fat. And next time I will use low-fat milk. This is a great recipe for a cold winter’s night on the prairie because I had all the ingredients in my pantry and the kids could help me make it. Nathan raved.
Anika doesn’t get our homemade meals but instead gets her own homemade baby food. She thinks it is just as yummy as clam linguine. She loves her sweet potatoes.
But she was not a fan of the sunglasses her sister put on her last night after she had finished up her big meal.
E thought that everyone should have a turn wearing her sunglasses.
Hunter’s too cool to wear little girl sunglasses but he loves his sisters and they provide him endless entertainment. Every evening he rocks Anika, plays with her on the floor with toys, and protects her from Miss E, who truly loves her sister and brother but gets a little boisterous in her play and ways she shows affection.
Last night Hunter finished up a report on Alexander the Great and drew a huge detailed map of Alexander’s empire. His map reminded me of the game board from many intense Huso Lukens family games of Risk.
Hunter is growing like a weed right now and this morning tried on the new pants I had ordered him that arrived yesterday. They are a little long but he was proud when I told them they are the same size as Uncle Joe’s pants. 32 x 36. Seriously. What happened to my little boy?
It all goes so fast, so quickly and that is very reason we take time for breaks in the action to simply sit down together, eat a meal, talk to one another and play toys, games and laugh together.