Thursday, March 15, 2012


I saw these yummy chocolate almond butter balls over at Lisa's and I had to try them because they looked fun to make.  They are.  I was surprised that putting all these ingredients together (honey, almond butter, cocoa powder, raisins and dried blueberries) would make such a doughy consistency.  Next time I'd like to try peanut butter because what I was really hoping for here was a peanut butter cup in a ball sort of thing.  The coconut makes this nice crunch on the outside.

Usually, I start a project and one of my kids will migrate over to the kitchen and finish it up for me. 

I was talking to someone yesterday and she was concerned that her son didn't really like sports or getting outside much.  What just came to me was that kids really mimic us.  No, it really didn't just come to me because I think about that all the time.  It's just I didn't know what to say to her yesterday when she asked me what I would do.  I don't have a lot of trouble wanting my kids to like something.  I guess because what I want them to like, I like also.  If we love sports or being outside, our kids will hopefully like doing those things too.  We can't really expect them to enjoy a bunch of  steamed kale, for instance, if we're aren't truly loving the kale ourselves.  But, kids throw us curve balls sometimes.

What I know for sure is that my kids love being in the kitchen.  I think we can all say that about our kids right?

We also like reading here.

While we were in the kitchen, where was my daughter?  Reading.  She can get so into her book that she can block out everything around her which I think is a nice gift to have.

As we were rolling the nut butter balls Eli came into the kitchen asking for string.  It's kept in the "junk" drawer in the kitchen for just these kinds of requests.  Although I don't really hang around playing with string...oh, yeah, I guess I do.  Duh! 

These kids are total sponges but they also have their own personalities that aren't a reflection of us.

(I intended initially to document these snapshots in my day homeschooling but got sidetracked.  I'm going to try this again and hopefully have a bunch of them lined up in a month or so to see if there's a pattern.)


  1. Oh my, cooking and reading... this couldn´t be more than perfect!! Have a very inspiring and joyful weekend to you all!

    1. Mina, you are a ray of beautiful light. Thank you!

  2. yumm. my kids would eat those!!! want to make!!!

    it's so true kyndale. they really are sponges. that throw curve balls. curve ball throwing sponges. most perfect description for children i've heard.