Since Patrick's birth, things have been crazy in our home. While trying to maintain my sanity, great things have happened! My kids have become quite proficientin the kitchen. All of a sudden, my kids have learned to cook. The only cooking that I have done is.... hmm I just give directions, I don't actually cook. While holding or nursing the baby, I tell everyone where to find my best recipes, give tips and tell shortcuts, taste test and trust. I have always wanted the kids to learn how to cook, but didn't let them do too much. I didn't want to have to clean up after them and I certainly didn't want the cooking and prep work to take FOREVER! Well, God is teaching me to be patient and trusting. Iam reaping the rewards. Who knew that a 7 and 9 year old (with some help from dad and a little from myself) could be so talented? I have enjoyed stews, muffins, banana bread, pasta and even crepes made by my children. Am I bragging? Yes! It is not totally on my account, but I can be proud anyways. Daddy has also become quite good in the kitchen. He is the best muffin baker and pancake maker this side of the great lakes. Here are a few pictures of my budding chefs.