Two Thursdays a month our family gets together with some friends to learn how to be a community that supports healthy marriages and families. We call them Thursday dinners. Thursday Dinners create an atmosphere in which unrelated people become family. Amongst us, there is a family with 8 kids, some single people, some dating people, some engaged people, some newly-married people, some not-as-newly married people, some people with new babies and some people with some not-as-baby-ish babies (like us). We're not all in the same stage of life, but we all value healthy families. There's no agenda - just a meal and play/conversation time. Thursday Dinners are simply a place to create extended family. It's awesome. You should come! This is my official invitation to you!
The beauty of Thursday Dinners is that everyone brings something to share so there's not a huge burden on one person to cook and host every time. This week, one of the things we signed up to bring was chocolate chip cookies. So this afternoon, I set about making them. Lila helped:
|Immediately after I snapped this picture, she stuck her fist in the dough. |
Turns out she's not all that helpful.
|Why does her head look so huge when she's naked?|
|That's right, she's playing in the spice cabinet. Very safe.|
|I believe her plan was to transfer all the spices onto the |
only three had made the transfer
1. Toddlers aren't all that helpful in the kitchen (I think I already learned that lesson)
2. Spices are for cooking, not for playing (or sorting or organizing or whatever she was doing)
3. Marriage and parenthood are both easier when you have a family of friends to help you do them well (seriously, come to our next Thursday Dinner!)
4. Baby Girl looks way cute in piggy-tails