Friday, April 23, 2010

the one about granola

our snowy indoor day was perfect for granola baking.
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little aves loved squeezing the honey :)
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she thinks her daddy will be so proud of her when he comes home tomorrow night.
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we also hit up king soops and the girls road the penny horse for the first time together. ashton was like "what the?"
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i had quite the bi-polar moment today.

one minute i was mad, frustrated, and annoyed with little miss two-year-old.
but i had promised we'd make granola, so we did (i was SO wishing i hadn't mentioned that she could help make it)
and then, as she was squeezing that honey bottle and holding that tablespoon so still and serious as i filled it with olive oil, cinnamon and vanilla, i melted.
i melted into the reality of the rare and precious years that i have with her. i watched her eyes fill with pride as she made granola.

and i've come to the conclusion that whenever i get so annoyed with my kiddos that i just want to lock myself in the bathroom, i should probably just do something with them. yep. seemed to have worked beautifully today.

1 comment :

Kim said...

Oh Mandy...was soooo glad to read this about your bi polar
moment (s). I had one of these today. I was trying to clean/scrub the bathtub and I was getting annoyed because Bree kept trying to scrub the tub with me and was sort of getting in my way. All I wanted to do was hurry up and get the cleaning done so that I could spend time with her, then I realized she just wanted to help me and then I felt guilty for thinking my annoying thoughts! Glad to know I'm not the only momma out there that feels that way sometimes!
Oh, I so want to make some homemade granola bunches. they are sooo yummy.