It has been fun to take photos of what is going on in our kitchen and notice any weekly kitchen themes. This week Karter was definitely my little helper. We made fry bread for our navajo tacos. It was the first time I have made fry bread form scratch and it was super easy and fun. I also have been taking turns with each of my kiddos and letting them stay up an extra 15 minutes to spend some time with me doing whatever they would like to do. This week Karter wanted to make a chocolate cake. We whipped it up and even had time to read a story before he went off to bed. I’m reminded of how much I love working in the kitchen with my kids. It is so fun, especially as they get older, and you realize how much help they really can be. We talk and chat and connect while we measure, stir, and mix.
I have been working on plans for this coming summer, when all my kids will be home, and am sharing a series on steps to prepare for our summer here. I most definitely will be planning on doing some extra food prep, baking, chopping, and cooking with the kids this summer. It is so good to be reminded, through photos and words, of the value of food, work, and the connection it can bring.