Archive for July, 2012

Trains, Rockets and Ponies???

Sunday, July 29th, 2012

After breakfast at Pat’s Diner, Maddox, Jon and I were driving by the pond when we noticed a few cool things going on:

train at pond

Shortly thereafter:

train ride 1

train ride 2

Jon also wanted to live a childhood dream vicariously:

pony ride

When we got home, we built a rocket ship and dodged mountains and rocks in space, and went to the Home Depot on the moon (newest franchise location).

rocket control panel

All in all, a fun Sunday morning!

Dad’s Rainy Day Baby-Sitting

Sunday, July 29th, 2012

I asked Jon to please watch Maddox for an hour while I got some work done. When I came out, the first thing Jon said was, “It’s not what it looks like.”

rainy day

Cooking Crockpot Eggplant Parm

Monday, July 2nd, 2012

First, Maddox painted the eggplant slices with olive oil.

Then, he dredged them in seasoned breadcrumbs.

Then, before Maddox sprinkled on the feta, Mom poured the rest of the pasta sauce over the eggplant in the crockpot bowl (Maddox could have handled this as well, but Mom thought she should probably contribute something to the process).

Then, Maddox turned on the crockpot and we were good to go!