Then came the idea to use a level... and the bubble clearly favored Michael. Expressionless till now, just look at that air of satisfaction in his face!
But... I still outweigh him. ;)
Later in the day, Michael and Olivia met up with the youth group to clean the church while our regular crew is away. The group went out for dinner when the job was done, and I found myself alone with my younger boys this evening. They were up for making dinner as I worked on hemming some panels for Jon's home office. Of course they needed some direction, but they did most of the chopping, sauteing, and mashing of potatoes on their own.
It's important to me that a) my kids learn their way around a kitchen, and b) appreciate the work involved when a meal is prepared for them.
They made a pretty good mess (including windows, cabinets, and floors), but it was still more help than hassle.
I took these pictures from outside the kitchen window, through the screen. I like the muted effect it has on the image.
Andrew wanted to wear the onion goggles that clearly don't fit him, and Jacob used the meat mallet to skin the garlic. They stopped every now and then to dance to the music that was playing.
This day was a nice break from a petty intense week. I am thankful that God always knows what we can handle and what we cannot, and provides rest in His perfect timing.