Worked hard having a garage sale with a friend to raise money for the Pass It Forward Adoption Fund. Unfortunately, the weather didn’t cooperate with us and we still have a huge garage full of things to sell. I did make $157.00 though and my sweet friend Brandy offered to let me have it at her house again next week. So, I’ll try again next week.
Mr. Kaden (age 2 yr. 11 months) also seems to be getting rather bored being the only one home with me. I’ve been trying to come up with things to keep him busy between doing adoption paperwork and attacking the mounds of laundry. We have been concentrating on learning the color RED for now. For some reason he is having a really hard time learning his colors. Any suggestions? We have marble painted with red, played with red cars in rice, made red play dough and played with red legos.
Today is day 12 of beans and rice. Of course we are getting kind of tired of them- yet at the same time I am thankful for the simplicity they have allowed- at least in the meal time preparations at our house. We’ve had a few complainers (admitting here I am one of them)- which has been a great opportunity to sit down, talk, and reflect on how truly blessed we are. I think it’s good to do that- and to have this daily reminder. Plus, what we are saving on our grocery bill has been amazing!
I’ve had a few questions bout how we are cooking our beans and rice. I have found that my kids like the pinto beans best. I soak them over night, then put them in the crock pot with some onion, garlic, and creole seasoning and cook on low all day- then I throw them in the blender. For the rice we have either brown or just white rice. Typically we either put soy sauce on them or else sometimes I throw in some cilantro and lime juice. I am trying to keep them simple with not a lot of ingredients to save on cost. (which is the whole point for us).Still tackling the adoption paperwork- collecting documents and comparing agencies- time frames and fee's. Trying to be a good steward with the blessings God has given us. We cannot wait to see who God chooses for our family next. :0)