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Feb
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“Little Man” fun…

Since I have been home, I have spent lots of time with my “little man”…Here at home…just hanging out…

The first thing he says to me is…Mimi what are we going to bake today? We then pull out the book and look at all the recipes and pictures…When I was reading the names of the recipes…he recognized Dark Chocolate…as you know he loves my stash of dark chocolates in my sewing studio…

So we pulled all the ingredients…I have to line them up in order now…because…I easily get distracted or I just can’t remember.  But I sometimes have forgotten an ingredient…but now my newest method of lining them all up makes it easier…Then “little man” steps up and starts putting in the ingredients…and watches them mixWhen we are all done mixing- he can’t wait to lick the paddle…then he moves on to the spatula…Then it’s time to scoop them out..onto the baking sheetsand he doesn’t let me do it…HE has to do it…lol….He is using the large cookie scoop for this recipe…he also was in a hurry to put the dark chocolate chips in before I realized they should have been hand mixed in…the mixer kind of broke them up and you can’t see them…but you can when you eat them!!

we packaged some to freeze and bake later.

They came out so pretty!!!  Click Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies -for another great recipe..Taste testing in the car…and yes..I let him drive his car in the house…he can’t wreck my “real” distressed floor!!

Then we spent the rest of the day…building his new Lego Fire Truck...he has a birthday coming soon so…I might have had a gone a little overboard with his presents so why not play with one now!!!  This one is also easy for Grandma’s to help put together…lol!He was so proud of it after it was assembled!!! He is also starting to play very well by himself…This lego table I found at a flea market was the best $10 bucks I have spent on him…he also has his Daddy’s and Uncle’s legos to play with…I only saved the big duple legos…
I then had to “pack” him a lunch …after lunch we played hide and seek…then he played with Papa when he got home…all I heard was giggles…Nick also wanted me to Thank all of you who asked about him at Road to California…He is doing pretty well after both of his surgeries…the Doc just tells him it will take time to feel 100% and to get his hormone levels to where they need to be, they are watching and testing all the time…He currently is in “Man-0-pause”that was the Docs term…he’s having lots of hot flashes and other such things happening…it’s kind of funny…but not to him of course…He is planning on being in Paducah!!!

Time to start stitching for today!!! I am working on setting 98 blocks…and I know…I will show you soon when I have something substantial to show..I won’t wait til I’m done…I want you to see it in person…not just on paper…We are talking about Triangle Gatherings…of course.


35 Responses to ““Little Man” fun…”


  1. 1 Sue
    February 1, 2018 at 8:24 am

    He is at such a great age. Enjoy as much as you can..

  2. 2 Martha
    February 1, 2018 at 8:26 am

    Look forward to seeing your Triangle Gatherings setting. I decided to set mine with sashing the same width as finished blocks to make the top inti bed size more quickly.

  3. 3 Sandi
    February 1, 2018 at 8:27 am

    Best day ever. Thanks for sharing.

  4. 4 Pam
    February 1, 2018 at 8:34 am

    Thanks Lisa! Looking forward to your triangle gatherings quilt. You are building such memories with your little man. He is so cute!

  5. 5 Shirley Cook
    February 1, 2018 at 8:40 am

    Hi, Lisa. I love seeing all your articles about cooking with your Little Man. I have a great grand daughter who also enjoys cooking at grandmas. Each time Ava and I cook something, we print the recipe and write notes on it about our day. We made a special notebook for her to save her recipes in and she’ll have a nice treasure of memories as she grows up and has her own kitchen. I’ll bet Little Man might like to have his own Recipes With Grandma notebook, too!

  6. 6 Lissa Rogers
    February 1, 2018 at 8:44 am

    He is getting so big already! What a treat to spend so much time with your grandson. Mine are so faraway, but I had them close til the oldest was 4 1/2. She is now 13, and we have become traveling grandparents. We will make the 9 hour drive to Idaho next week to watch her in a play, and see her younger sister’s basketball game. Can’t wait to see your triangle gatherings finish.I feel so proudl I finished by Jan 31! I think I am going to do 1″ creamy sashing with scrappy cornerstones so I can have a big, king size quilt with all those zillions of blocks! I might need a consult on what color moda bella to use. Thanks for sharing your sweet day, and glad Nick is healing.

  7. 7 Judy
    February 1, 2018 at 8:45 am

    It’s fun watching you be Grandma

  8. 8 Kathy
    February 1, 2018 at 8:51 am

    Little man posts are the best! He is growing up way too fast!

  9. 9 Sharon
    February 1, 2018 at 8:56 am

    Lisa~
    The pics are amazing. When my older grandson was little, we use to make books. (Can’t tell his grandma is a teacher!) I would take pictures of what we did during his visit and make books. He would tell me what to write with each picture. So much fun! Those were precious times! 🍪

  10. 10 Kathleen Matusek
    February 1, 2018 at 8:56 am

    Lisa it is always so fun to hear about your days with your little man!! Thank you for sharing. They grow up so fast don’t they? I am so glad to hear Nick is getting better. I pray he feels better each day.

    I have been watching my grandson this week too, unfortunately he has the fever flu. I can’t wait until this flu season is over.

  11. 11 Jackie
    February 1, 2018 at 9:06 am

    Such a fun time, enjoy they grow up so quick.

    Love the labels on your baking jars where ever did you get them?

  12. 12 patibeck2013
    February 1, 2018 at 9:22 am

    Lisa, what a fun day. I spent my birthday weekend babysitting grandkids…had someone make the remark “too bad you had to spend your birthday that way”
    Made my heart sad. .these are precious memories.
    Glad to see you are enjoying

  13. 13 Maryella
    February 1, 2018 at 9:27 am

    Adorable and fun times with ‘Little man’. It is surely the best thing that happens in our lives. Maryella

    Sent from my recliner!

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  14. 14 Marilyn Pearlman
    February 1, 2018 at 9:53 am

    That is what a grandma is for. Cookies, sitting on counter, riding in the house, legos all over.  I did the same thing. It is the best time when they are little like that, but old enough to really have a good time. Grandma time is wonderful. I still have a great time with my girls. Best part of my life.Regards to Nick.Marilyn

    Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPad

  15. 15 Stacy McDaniel
    February 1, 2018 at 10:04 am

    Lisa
    SOOO glad that you “live” in your beautiful new home and let little man be a kid at Grandma’s. I don’t get people who have little ones in their life and a house that’s not child proofed!! They grow up so fast! Glad to see Nick is doing better. We will be in Paducah and you know we’ll stop by and harass him!!
    Stacy

  16. 16 Mary Barnett
    February 1, 2018 at 10:40 am

    Little man is quite the baker! So glad to hear that Nick is doing better, & that you have more time to be at home with your family. Thanks for posting all the fun pictures.

  17. 17 Nancy
    February 1, 2018 at 10:44 am

    Those are the best pictures ever Lisa. Home and family trumps all else. Nick is looking good too and your cookie helper is the best! Thanks for sharing.

  18. 18 Betty Cabral
    February 1, 2018 at 11:26 am

    You are so blessed to have your grandbaby live close. Continuing to pray for your husband. Thanks for sharing!

  19. 19 Sharon Ernst
    February 1, 2018 at 11:27 am

    Lisa – you are the best! Best Grandma, best wife, and mom — and of course designer/quilter!! I am totally amazed at all you do! Little Man is so lucky to have you! ❤️

  20. 20 Deanna Bowman
    February 1, 2018 at 11:28 am

    Little Man does a great job of scooping those cookies, so cute to see the pictures & adventures. Thanks for the update on your husband–was wondering how he was doing. Take care, keep sending pictures.

  21. 21 Mary Lou Ripper
    February 1, 2018 at 11:40 am

    Thank you for the great pictures of you enjoying Little Man. We are enjoying watching him grow, remembering when our grandchildren were small. Miss those days of cookie making. You are creating memories that will last him and you a lifetime. You are the “Wonder Woman” in his life and ours too for all you do.
    Can’t wait for the triangle gathering setting you are doing. I have the blocks done and looking at different settings to set them in. Thanks for all the fun.
    So glad your honey is doing so well and will make it to Paduka.
    See you soon.

  22. 22 Paula Philpot
    February 1, 2018 at 12:10 pm

    I just love it when you bake with the little man and share the recipe. Oh the memories he will have and who knows he might become a chef! Thanks for all you do for us and sharing. Paula in KY

  23. 23 Paula P
    February 1, 2018 at 12:21 pm

    Thanks for sharing your pics of little man. He is too cute! Loved legos when my son was little and now I will spoil my great nephew with them.

  24. February 1, 2018 at 12:57 pm

    You are doing such good things with Little Man, creating memories and bonds that will last a lifetime.
    Can’t wait to see your Triangle Gatherings!

  25. 25 Bobbie Rumler
    February 1, 2018 at 1:01 pm

    thank you for sharing your little “man” I have Connor Man (14) and Hayden Man (7)

  26. 26 Germaine
    February 1, 2018 at 1:35 pm

    Good to see you and your guys having happy days.

  27. 27 Felice Gokey
    February 1, 2018 at 2:30 pm

    Little man is too precious:) And he isn’t too young to remember all the awesome times he has at your house:) I love that Jeter sneaks in to all your pictures:) Thanks for sharing. Happy Sewing!

  28. 28 paulette W
    February 1, 2018 at 2:46 pm

    WoW you & ‘little man’ make some really good looking cookies. My grands & I did baking at the same age & they still like to help cook so they can lick the p-addle & spatula:) It is fun
    Glad to know your hubby is better but as usual men have a hard time being patient!
    Thanks for all the photos of everyone = especially Jeter

  29. February 1, 2018 at 3:26 pm

    Lots of sweetness (in more ways than one) and love in those pics. Very happy for you and glad to hear Nick is doing well. Thanks for sharing. xoxo

  30. 30 Sue Schultz
    February 1, 2018 at 4:32 pm

    Lisa, this sounds like a perfect day!! Awesome to hear that Nick is starting to feel better. Looking forward to seeing your Triangle Gatherings.

  31. 31 Rose Bullen
    February 1, 2018 at 8:05 pm

    I am living vicariously thru you and little man. He is priceless and cookies and Legos make for fun times.
    Glad Nick is on the mend. You share wonderful moments. Thanks!

  32. February 1, 2018 at 10:08 pm

    I believe I’ve said it before. Teaching Little Man dark chocolate is the best. Such fun for all. The two of you baking & then the taste tester comes home after a hard day at work. Happy to hear Nick is feeling better as long as he doesn’t overdo. And Little Man having a fun day with Grandma.

  33. 33 Jakey
    February 2, 2018 at 9:16 am

    HI Lisa, you are such a good grandma!! I LOVE that you let him sit on the counter, lick the spoons, and ride his car inside! Brings back special memories with my grandma. ❤️ You should consider writing books someday (besides your journal which I’m excited to be receiving this weekend!). You have a lovely way of speaking through the written word. Tell Nick to hang in there, it will get better. Hugs, Jakey

  34. 34 Sharon Ludwig
    February 2, 2018 at 3:31 pm

    Great blog, thanks, Lisa.

  35. 35 Cathy Drahos
    February 2, 2018 at 7:37 pm

    Love little man! Glad Nick is doing well. He looks good. Can’t wait to see the setting for triangle gatherings.


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