Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Chef Declan!

Declan and I had a busy day today! We cleaned around our house, went to the library and library park. Then we went to the grocery store. Cod was on sale so we bought two fillets.

After nap time, Declan practiced his new climbing skills. While we were in his room, he moved his radio towards his rocking chair and climbed onto it to read a story. Of course I had my back turned putting away clothes and when I turned around, this is what I saw:

I tried to recreate the moment but with me watching he didn't make it on to the chair. 

Chef Declan wanted to help make the fish n' chips for dinner. I measured the ingredients for the cod's breading while he stood on the stool and watched. He loves being on the stool. I let him pour each item in to the bowl and then he stirred and stirred and stirred! We let that sit for 20 minutes and then we made the tarter sauce. Again Declan poured the ingredients into the bowl and then he stirred and stirred. It was so fun to watch his excitement. He danced and wiggled on the stool while he stirred and listened to music. 

And now the tarter sauce: 

Declan didn't help with the frying because I didn't want him burned or splattered with hot oil. He was really disappointed. Brad was trying to keep him entertained but he kept sneaking back in to see what was happening. We put him in his high chair so he could keep tabs on the cooking and start to eat! Here he is eating the fist and tarter he helped make. 

Monday, January 26, 2015


We've been having unseasonably warm weather this January. It's been 62 the last couple days so we've been taking advantage of the warm weather!

After church on Sunday we finally got a battery in Thomas the Train. Declan loved riding it. He hasn't quite learned that he has to keep the button pushed down or Thomas stops moving. Brad or I have to hold it and run next to Thomas!

In the afternoon we rode our bikes on the Sammamish river trail. We stopped at Redhook and then road back to the car. We also took a detour to a playground, which Declan was too tired to enjoy!

On Monday Declan and I went to the zoo with our friends the Linns and Grospes. Declan had so much fun being at the zoo with his friends! When we went to the Northern Trail and walked in to see the otters he smiled and said "oootters." Unfortunately the otters were sunning themselves and not swimming! We also got to see the three month old lion clubs playing with their parents! It was really cool!

After dinner tonight we celebrate Declan's baptism anniversary! Here he is with his candle.