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June 29th, 2008 at 05:12 am

Today was fantastic!

The hub and I spent the day caring for GS who is 4. For years, GS and I have made homemade waffles when he comes to visit...and today was no different...except we made a double batch.

GS has done this enough that he is able to gather most of the supplies by himself...the mixer, waffle iron, flour, sugar, baking power, salt, eggs...etc. He can now crack eggs like a little pro...and he can count the number of scoops as he adds them in. And he has two special ingredients that he alone determines the amount of...cinnamon and madagascar bourbon vanilla (aka- cimanum and madagascoi boiben venewa). These are not in the recipe, but they are his to add as he sees fit...and he does a great job of pouring them slowly and seeing how the batter changes color and smell.

This morning, we had some fresh blackberries to add before we cooked them...and BOY did that add a fabulous flavor!

So, GS and I were alsmost done and he says "my other gramma makes waffle but she does it wrong and its not fun." apparently eggo waffles are just not the same. Big Grin

Because we made a double batch, there is plenty of batter for homemade waffles again tomorrow...we even have blackberries left over. YUM

We have been hearing reports of a thunderstorm heading our way for days...and sure enough, about 7 tonight it hit. We sat on the porch and enjoyed the show. It was quite a storm..a nice cold rain ( after our 100 degree day)...some wind and lots of thunder. We really enjoyed it. Mother Nature can sure put on a show...and its free to boot!

Today was a very blessed, very rich, no spend day that we thoroughly enjoyed...and GS went home with a bag of waffles to pop in the toaster...a reminder of his morning with gramma.


7 Responses to “Natures Freebies”

  1. JanH Says:

    What a sweet memory for you both! Keep teaching me. I need to know how to be an awesome Gramma!

  2. pretty cheap jewelry Says:

    you have the patience of a saint
    sad that i will be in my 70s if (ever) gkids come along

  3. Koppur Says:

    we've been having a lot of thunder and lightening storms here, too and I love them. Smile

  4. Ima saver Says:

    What a great day!! I love thunder storms!!

  5. creditcardfree Says:

    You are a great grandma!! I can do with out the storms that bring tornadoes...sounds like you didn't get those if you were out on your porch.

  6. sillyoleme Says:

    We got some storms here too... I like them as long as there aren't tornados!

    You remind me of my grandma, she used to babysit us all the time while my mom worked, and I learned so much from her. I know your GS will treasure those mornings!

    JanH - Don't sweat being 70 when you have grandkids... while my mom & grandma were relatively young when I came along (21 & 40), I have had both great-grandmothers and great-great grandmothers that were SO special to me. In fact, even my great-great-grandmother is still living on her own (100 years old), and she's always taught us hillarious life lessons. (Don't eat raw hotdogs - you'll get worms.) :P

  7. boomeyers Says:

    You are making him a hot commodity for some nice young girl someday!!

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