for a whole month! Yep, that's right I am sitting in my mom's house right now in Oregon soaking in all of the love, fun, and wonderful mealtime moments of being at mom's house for holiday. I wish Americans used the word holiday for vacation--it sounds so much more exciting and like family will be with you for the time away so I'm just going to borrow holiday and run with it. Besides, today's Indepenence Day--a wonderful holiday and I'm feeling especially independent today :)
My kids are in love with grandma, who is spoiling them and their bellies. Mom is the one who taught me how to make yummy scones like these ^ and in the day and half we've been here we have already been to the farm twice to buy raspberries, cherries, and strawberries. I love coming home.
Herb Rubbed Rotisserie Chickens
TDF Roasted Potatoes (red, white, and yellow potatoes tossed with vidalia onions, red and yellow peppers, fresh basil, fresh rosemary, garlic, olive oil, kosher salt and fresh ground pepper)
Fruit Salad with berry yogurt
We ate dinner on my parents' back porch. My kids thought they were in heaven with yummy Oregon berries to eat, bbqing chicken to smell, and 7 cousins to play with. Grandma's house is the land of endless smoothies, sharp cheddar cheese and hugs and kisses. Chloe came up behind me in the kitchen today, hugged me from behind and whispered to me,
"Thanks for having such a nice Mom!"
That made my heart feel more full than my belly. Knowing that my mom means to my kids what HER mom meant to me is the best part of holiday.
I'll have the camera in tote for picnicking and fireworks festivities tonight. We're off to buy some mentos and Diet Coke. The kids want to show their cousins some Independent Soda Fountains like these ones ^ from last year.