Thursday, October 15, 2009

There's A Recipe at the Bottom of This Post

Rohan received another birthday package in the mail today. He's getting really good at unwrapping presents. A big thank you to Aunt Beks!



Miah loading the Pez dispenser.

Rohan unloading the Pez dispenser.

Mouth full, moving on.

Wait, wait. Refill!

He said two words the whole time. Actually, one word - twice. When he opened the first gift, which had a monkey in it, he said, "Monkey!" When he opened the book about Curious George, he said, "Monkey!"

He carried these little guys around for a while.

"At that time, the disciples came to Jesus, saying, “Who then is greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” And Jesus called a little child to Him, set him in the midst of them, and said, “Assuredly I say to you, unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore whoever humbles himself as this little child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And whoever receives one little child like this in My name receives Me." -Matthew 18:1-5

Other things.

The paper is out of A Reason For Handwriting, but he's copying the Bible verse we're learning right now. We just had these pages left over. Here are some links for free notebooking and handwriting pages:
Homeschool Helper Online
Homeschool Notebooking
Donna Young
Footprints On Our Land
Consumer Help Web
"Thinking comes by Practice. . . .thinking, like writing or skating, comes by practice. The child who has never thought, never does think, and probably never will think..." -Charlotte Mason

Miah reading to Rohan. (WooHoo!!) She brought out a stack of Bob books and read them all to whoever wanted to stop by and listen.
"There is a spirit in man, and the breath of the Almighty gives him understanding." Job 32: 8

"Let them praise His name with the dance;Let them sing praises to Him..." -Psalm 149:3

Rexy and the toothpick army.
"Creativity is a type of learning process where the teacher and pupil are located in the same individual." - Albert Einstein

"It picked up rocks and dust from the moon and Venus, and now it's going to Jupiter."
"Our aim in education is to give a full life. . . We owe it to them to initiate an immense number of interests. . . Life should be all living and not merely a tedious passing of time; not all doing or all feeling or all thinking - the strain would be too great - but, all living; that is to say, we should be in touch wherever we go, whatever we hear, whatever we see, with some manner of vital interest. We cannot give the child these interests; we prefer that they never say that they have learned botany, conchology, geology, or astronomy. The question is not, - - how much does the youth know? When he has finished his education - but how much does he care? And about how many orders of things does he care? In fact, how large is the room in which he finds his feet set? And, therefore, how full is the life he has before him?" -Charlotte Mason

Now for that recipe. Raw food is good for you. Yeah, I know, but salads get a little old. Well, guess what!! Eating raw is more exciting than eating a bunch of salads! There are actually recipes for this kind of eating. Who knew! OK maybe you knew that, but I didn't. Muckboots~N~Aprons has some links for raw recipes which I've been wanting to look at and finally did. And I tried one out today. Super quick and easy. And yummy! This recipe is by iRaw, who has a lot of raw recipes posted. She calls it Raw Fudge. I think that I would not call it this, because if you're not into healthy food and you are expecting fudge, you'll be surprised. But it is good. And if you aren't into healthy food and you're not expecting fudge, I think you will really like these. Also hers looked smoother than mine and she used raw walnuts whereas I used raw pumpkin seeds, because Rohan can't eat nuts and that's what I had on hand. So maybe if you use walnuts and a real food processor (like her) instead of a blender that is on it's last leg (like me), yours may actually be something you would like to call "Raw Fudge". But either way, we liked these little yummy, chocolatey bites of goodness. And without further ado, the recipe:

3/4 c. raw pumpkin seeds
3/4 c. raisins
1/4 c. cocoa powder
dash sea salt
dash cinnamon

Blend until smooth. Form into little balls. Refrigerate several hours. (Or just spoon it out of the blender into your mouth - like me. ;)



  1. Love the post. I esp loved Maia filling the pez dispencer. That is just too cute! Happy birthday little Rohan!

    I can't wait to try these raw treats. Great recipe. Simple and yet, sounds so good!


    PS I love your kitchen table. Where did you get it?

  2. LOL! Spoon it out of your mouth into the blender! :) Those sound good, I've made something similar with peanut & rolled in flaxseed I think? I'm trying to be a healthier person...I think I need to try harder though sometimes! :P
    Say, awesome photos and I love your table and that bench! :)

  3. So many sweet, sweet photos!
    Your home is filled with so much warmth and love!