Monday, July 5, 2010

Our Low-Key {4th of July}

Our 4th of July was pretty low-key...Aaron worked for "fun" (i.e. moonlighting) for a few hours in the morning/early afternoon, and when he got back we just hung around the house. Our agenda was all day, eat chili dogs for dinner followed by blueberry pie. No frills, no fuss, but a happy way to spend Independence Day when you're stuck at home.

Johnathan loves to help me out doing whatever it is that I happen to be working on, and yesterday it was the pie! He helped from start to finish, and even though it took about twice as long to complete and left the kitchen looking like a small disaster zone, it was still 100% worth it to spend some quality time with him, teaching him how to cook...practicing on counting, learning what different ingredients were, etc. It was prime teaching time, and I took full advantage of it! He even surprised me by counting "5, 6" after I had stopped at the "1, 2, 3, 4" cups of blueberries that we needed! What a smart boy!

Here are a few pics of our simple yet sweet day!



Gail said...

Oh, yummy! How did the pie turn out?

Happy late 4th!


Anonymous said...

Nice pictures and what a good helper!

The Kellys said...

What a good helper! Do you have him just stand on a chair? I would love to have Ryan help me more in the kitchen.