“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.

51 responses to ““Little Man” fun…”

  1. Sue Avatar

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

    1. Shirley Avatar

      Great to see hubby doing well

  2. Martha Avatar

    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. Sandi Avatar

    Best day ever. Thanks for sharing.

  4. lynndianne55 Avatar

    Love this. What a cutie pie. Reminds me of me making cookies…oops, forgot to put the _____ in.



    Don’t assume people have a plan. They might be waiting for you to tell them the plan.


  5. Pam Avatar

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

  6. Jody Avatar

    I think little man might have a baking and pastry future. My son is an alum of Johnson and Wales, they have a school in Denver lol. My son was two when we knew that something in the culinary world would be in his future. I love your guys enthusiasm 🙂 Glad to hear the good news for Nick. Many blessings and prayers.

  7. Kay S Avatar
    Kay S

    Where did you get the labels on your pantry jars, Lisa? Thanks.

  8. Shirley Cook Avatar
    Shirley Cook

    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!

  9. Pamela Avatar

    I enjoyed seeing your Little Man preparing cookies. What a delightful site! thanks for sharing!

  10. Patricia Roberts Avatar
    Patricia Roberts

    I am so glad that you are doing better Nick.Best of luck with your recovery.Lisa thank you for sharing your family.

  11. Lissa Rogers Avatar
    Lissa Rogers

    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.

  12. Judy Avatar

    It’s fun watching you be Grandma

  13. Kathy Avatar

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

  14. Sharon Avatar

    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! 🍪

  15. Kathleen Matusek Avatar
    Kathleen Matusek

    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.

  16. Jackie Avatar

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

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

  17. patibeck2013 Avatar

    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

  18. Carol Rickard Avatar
    Carol Rickard

    My niece, at age 2 loved to help bake….anyone baking, she was there , sitting on the counter ready to help. One day, Grandma was making a chocolate cake from scratch and my niece was helping to add ingredients . She picked the dishcloth off the counter and pitched it in ,too. Grandma calmly took it out and baked the cake…..was glad to only hear the story, not partake of any of the cake !

  19. Maryella Avatar

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

    Sent from my recliner!


  20. Marilyn Pearlman Avatar
    Marilyn Pearlman

    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

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  21. Stacy McDaniel Avatar
    Stacy McDaniel

    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!!

  22. Carol morrison Avatar
    Carol morrison

    Love your little man stories.

  23. Mary Barnett Avatar
    Mary Barnett

    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.

  24. Nancy Avatar

    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.

  25. Betty Cabral Avatar
    Betty Cabral

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

  26. Sharon Ernst Avatar
    Sharon Ernst

    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! ❤️

  27. Deanna Bowman Avatar
    Deanna Bowman

    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.

  28. Mary Lou Ripper Avatar
    Mary Lou Ripper

    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.

  29. Paula Philpot Avatar
    Paula Philpot

    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

  30. Paula P Avatar
    Paula P

    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.

  31. Janet O. Avatar

    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!

  32. Bobbie Rumler Avatar
    Bobbie Rumler

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

  33. Germaine Avatar

    Good to see you and your guys having happy days.

  34. Felice Gokey Avatar
    Felice Gokey

    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!

    1. Cindy Hansen Avatar
      Cindy Hansen

      Curious, where did you get your canisters?

  35. paulette W Avatar
    paulette W

    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

  36. aquiltinglady Avatar

    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

  37. Sue Schultz Avatar
    Sue Schultz

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

  38. Rose Bullen Avatar
    Rose Bullen

    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!

  39. Jan Avatar

    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.

  40. Jackie R Avatar
    Jackie R

    You and Nick are the best grand parents. Little man is so lucky and so are you! Enjoy every moment. Your grand son is so cute. Thanks for sharing your photos. I need to sign up and take a class from you. Can’t wait to see the triangle quilts you are finishing.

  41. Jakey Avatar

    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

  42. Sharon Ludwig Avatar
    Sharon Ludwig

    Great blog, thanks, Lisa.

  43. Cathy Drahos Avatar
    Cathy Drahos

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

  44. Jean Bellefeuille Avatar
    Jean Bellefeuille

    Can’t wait to do this with my new grandson! My son and I used to play “Cooking show” when he was a toddler. Line up all the ingredients and bake something fun. He’d explain to the imaginary TV audience what we were doing. He’s a great cook now too.

  45. Rosann Daivs Avatar
    Rosann Daivs

    I am so taken with the red, white, and blue “Liberty Gatheriungs” you used in the Moda Blockheads quilt that I am trying to get the fabric that is required for it. Then , I figure, given enough fabric I will be able to make something like it. I have managed to find a “tower” of fat quarters of the Liberty Gatherings but am thinking that is not enough for the stars and other triangles that are used in the setting. please let me know what else from this line I will need as well as the smount of the Bella solid you used as sashing, etc. Best Regards – Rosann

  46. su krause Avatar
    su krause

    Is your #49 block pattern available somewhere? Thanks in advance.

  47. su krause Avatar
    su krause

    I am having problems with the 2″ star pattern. It may be because I am not paper piecing. I don’t understand the 4″ squares for the geese. Can you help? Do you mark and cut it in 8 squares?

  48. Caryl Avatar

    Did I miss a post about finishing the triangle Gatherings? I finished a double batch of the blocks and really want to see some possibilities! Thank you!

  49. Leota Krantz Avatar
    Leota Krantz

    I really feel I need to tell you how much I love your posts about you and your grandson. Love the fact that he enjoys baking with you too. Enjoy every moment.

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