04 January, 2009

Days 2 & 3 - Company and food

Well, so far so good.  I have managed to take a picture for at least four days of the year!  Ha ha - if you know me, I actually have quite a few pictures.  I had some trouble picking which one to use for each day.  Somehow, I think that may be my problem on more than one day!

Anyway, it has been stinking cold here!  I know we're supposed to be tough Saskatchewanian folk but this is unusual even for here.  We've been -30 C quite a few times and often with a wind chill making it feel -40 something.  To be honest, I'm kinda tired of being cold all the time.  I don't know if it's because I'm getting older or what but I never used to be cold all the time so this is a new feeling for me.  It's also just barely January. which is usually the coldest winter month.  I'm glad I only go to work 3 days a week so I can at least hibernate a bit.

On to the pictures now.  Here is day 2:

This is my sister, Michelle.  She is the one that looks like me and we are have very similar personalities/opinions.  My husband often asks if we share one brain (we don't, just in case you're wondering).  She and her husband called up Friday to see if they could stay at our house that night because the weather was pretty yucky.  They were driving home to Manitoba. Visibility was pretty horrible and since they didn't have to be home until Sunday, they figured they'd stick around Regina until Saturday and have an easier drive home.  It's funny, though, how God planned it.  Before they called, I'd gone to take meat out for supper.  The recipe calls for 4 chicken breasts but I know we never eat that so I'd considered halving it so we didn't have leftovers.  When I'd gotten downstairs, there were only 4 breasts left in the box so I figured that I'd just make them all.  Also, apparently, this was not only my husband's, but also my brother-in-law's favourite meal!  I made chicken parmesan and spaghetti.  This picture really encompasses two things that are dear and important to us - our families and opening our home to whoever wants/needs to use it.  We love to have company short or long term and really love to use our home to help others whenever we can.

Day 3 is this:

OK, obviously I couldn't choose just one picture so I had to montage them together, but the theme was just so perfect from that day.  The picture of Evan, our youngest, is from breakfast.  I had just been saying to Xander how I didn't know how I'd ever teach Evan to use cutlery because Evan likes to eat his food with his hands.  Xander was easy because he hated getting his hands dirty in the food.  Just after this, Evan was banging the yogurt with a spoon so I decided to let him try eating it himself and he did!  He made this gigantic mess on his face and bib but that's OK.  Then, Xander had frozen blueberries for night lunch and when I went to help him clean up, he had the older version of Evan's mess.  His face was absolutely covered with blueberries but it was so cute!  I just had to do two variations on a theme.  Besides, when you have little kids in the house, eating is always an adventure and usually a mess!

I must go off to pick my day 4 picture and likely get to bed as I have to work tomorrow.  I hope everyone stays warm and cozy!

1 comment:

  1. Okay, so the two pictures in one reminded me of last night. Craig and I were watching the World Juniors Gold Medal Game and there's a player from Canada who's name is Evander Kane. I commented that it's both your boys' names put together into one! So, IF you decide to have another kid and IF it's a boy, you have to promise me you'll name him Evander!!! I can just picture it! "This is Xander, and this is Evan and this is Evander!!" Make sure you tell Ja too!