Sunday, November 29, 2009
Natalie Jane Johnson, born Thanksgiving day at 9:46 PM.
Little Natalie was polite enough to wait for Grandma and Grandpa Jay and Careen's arrival and for the end of our Thanksgiving feast. Let's just hope that she continues to have such good timing the rest of her life. Natalie has been a tremendous blessing in the Johnson household and we are grateful to have her.
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
This morning at breakfast, Julia informed me that she was planning on making a soup after school. Not wanting to discourage her from pursuing things of the kitchen, I asked her what type of soup she wanted to make. She started to think and after a minute or two, decided to write a recipe. When the recipe was complete, she put it on the recipe holder and then got ready for school. When I picked her up from school, one of the first things she asked about was when she could make her soup. I told her that she could get started right away.
After faithfully following her recipe, she decided to give the soup a taste. To my surprise, she said that it was good. She then got Audrey to give it try. I was again shocked to hear Audrey tell Julia that it was good.
I now offer the recipe (complete with Julia's spellings) for your consideration.
It should be noted that as the two of them sat down to eat their soup, they decided that it needed a little bit of sugar. As best I could tell, the optimal sugar to liquid ratio that they decided on was about 2 to 1.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
After being gone for over a month, I made it home just in time to celebrate Julia's 6th birthday, attend Julia's violin recital and to hear Audrey's thoughts on her future sister "Stacy." We're not sure where the name Stacy came from but Audrey seems to be stuck on it lately. We're glad that girl # 3 didn't arrive while I was away but now that I'm home, we wouldn't mind it too much if she made her appearance a bit early.