Monday, December 28, 2009

Visit with Grandpa Mark

The day after Christmas we decided to visit with Grandpa Mark and extend our celebrations another day. We got to see his new house, which is very cool. It’s a rustic hacienda with a lot of space and an interesting history to go with it. Apparently many years ago the person who lived there was quite the horticulturist, if you know what I mean. The police were onto him and when he was busted they found his indoor greenhouse and thousands of dollars stored up in a secret closet. Now my Dad just has lots of interesting storage space!

After we got the tour of the house, the kids played soccer for a bit in the backyard. Then we started our project—making scones from scratch. My dad is into baking right now and Ava loves scones! And she loves to help in the kitchen. So we made it a family affair and got to work. We all helped out with measuring, mixing, rolling and cutting the scones. While they were baking we enjoyed hanging out by the roaring fire and opening still more presents! When the scones came out of the oven they were a beautiful golden brown. We each got to enjoy a warm, delicious blueberry scone with a glass of cold milk before heading back for a birthday dinner with Auntie Rachel.

We had a great time visiting with Grandpa Mark and Eileen and hope that they will come and visit us soon!

Drew and Ava helping Grandpa Mark in the kitchen

Me and Ava stirring with Grandpa Mark

Rolling the dough

Pressing the blueberries into the dough

Drew opening presents with Eileen

Drew is excited to get a nerf gun!

Ava got an art easel

Grandpa Mark got some GU chomps

The finished scones. Yum!

1 comment:

Amy, Steve, Molly, Paige and Garrett said...

You are a blogging diva! Look at you go. Soooo glad to hear your Christmas was redeemed with a simple ear infection! God is good!