When I was twelve, making chocolate chip cookies was a big deal. My mother was not big on the culinary arts. As an immigrant, she had bigger fish to fry than baking cookies with her kids. I kind of understood her struggle at that young age. I saw how much she had to do, definitely … Continue reading Churros

Halloween 2011

 P wanted to be Aerial this year.  I could have gone out to Target and bought her a $20 costume and be done with it but I just couldn’t. I almost did. Then I reconsidered. It’s been a childhood dream of mine to sew my children’s costumes.  Plus this year will be easier than next … Continue reading Halloween 2011

Mother’s Day 2011

We’ve established a tradition for Mother’s Day.  I get to work in the garden undisturbed the entire day.  Dave takes care of meals and P. It’s such a great gift.  I got so much done today. I’m tired and sore and love it! Every Mother’s Day I take inventory of what I’ve learned about the … Continue reading Mother’s Day 2011

A year ago….

This was P’s costume last year. She loved that little cat she’s holding.  It was the first toy she actually went after in a store.  She wouldn’t let it go, so I had to buy it.  I figured if I made her look like her favorite cat she would want to wear her costume and … Continue reading A year ago….