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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Graduated to large family status

Well I think the time has come for me to accept going to the corner store to pick up a bag of grated cheese is no longer economical.. I have hit the stage where I need to buy bulk...definately 5 kilo bag of cheese. One of Nelson's friends was over the other day, he was helping make some toasted cheese sandwiches for lunch..all I heard him say at least three times "i didn't know you could buy this much cheese..." a little in awe then Nelson told him to look in the pantry where to Zac's delight he came across a 2 kilo bag of choc chips this part cracked me up He said "your mum really needs to teach my mum where to shop!!!"
It is getting ready for back to school for me so today I started doing some cooking, Spencer,Addison and Lillie always the ready helpers. As soon as they see the mixing bowl out they are up there on the bench ready to help..I think I can actually feel my self getting tense with "so much help" avaliable. After I picked out almost a full egg of shell out of the batter the kids get really excited when eggs are involved. They of course each have to do at least one..hence the shell. Addy said "that tastes really good momma" all but one of our children are batter eaters..a terrible quirk they have picked up from me. Then the fun stuff really starts when we get to roll balls for cookies..Don't worry if I ever make cookies for you...the kids definately are not involved!!! Cute chubby fingers working really hard to make the perfect ball then having the delima of exactally where to put it on the tray..if it makes it that far. After they left and I was rearranging the tray I noticed quite a few half eaten ones there, that is my kids !!!

7 comments:

Mortimer Family said...

Saw your comment...Delon was very excited when I told him. He remembers your family very well and, in fact, pulled out some photos from his mission. It appears as though we were married the same month and year also! Which would probably explain the similar ages for the kids. Our oldest will be 11 in 4 days. We have a 9,7,5 and 3 yr. old also. Delon spoke of how kind and helpful your family was. We are actually hoping to visit within the next 2 or 3 yrs. I would love to meet your family. I know Delon would really like to see those families he remembers from his mission as well. We'll have to keep in touch. If you'd like, you can contact Delon at his email delonmortimer@comcast.net Take care

Jury Family said...

I love that Nelson was so proud to show off the bulk food. i remember being so embarrassed by bulk ( and often homebrand) food due to the overly large family!!!

Mary-Anne said...

i think it was the bulk supply of choc chips that won him over!

Greta said...

Need to take some photos of the kids helping you Maryanne ... and photos of the end product ...

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Fiona said...

ha ha!! I feel safe eating your cookies.
:)
x

Small House said...

I'm just running around looking at blogs and found yours!!! Had to smile....I have a son named Nelson to! We don't meet allot of boys named Nelson.

Have a great day.
Sandra