Since the hurricane, we've had to become very creative in what's for dinner. A lot of the stores are still not open and the ones that are, aren't fully stocked. Plus, I donated a lot of what I had in my stock pile and pantry to people who had nothing. So when Faith said she was going to make dinner, I wondered what the heck could she make, from the very little I had on hand- Holy crow, I have to hand it to her, because this vegetable lasagna she came up with was AMAZING! And I can't seem to stop eating it. LOL
She will most likely be posting the recipe on her blog. But here's a sneak peek:
Since there are so many delicious benefits, I'll take Faith's version of playing over Farrah's ANY day. Because when it's Farrah's turn, the mess she leaves behind is the least of my worries... She's my little marine biologist/scientist in the making. And she loves to experiment! The "let's drop these Mentos into this bottle of Pepsi to see what happens" kind of experiments. (Even though she knows damn well what's gonna happen-she loves to impress an audience) Not to be outdone by her, "Mom, I had to save it!" moments, wherein things that live outside and should stay living outside, are dragged into my home to convalesce, in her expert care.
There was a toad that got run over by a lawn mower, a turtle that got hit by a car, birds with broken wings, and other various slimy things she needed to save. Farrah has three 150 gallon tanks in her room. Yes, I said THREE. One never knows what she will try and drag in next. We had that toad who got run over by the lawn mower for over two years! She named it Tara. My daughter hand-fed it crickets she carefully dusted with a special nutrient based powder. The day she released Tara back out into the wild, was a bittersweet one indeed. There must be A LOT of misplaced creatures out there since the hurricane, but so far, she hasn't found any yet. Not for lack of searching, mind you. I'm keeping my fingers crossed....
|Farrah, panning for fossils in PA|
|Trying to teach her sister a thing or two.|
And then, there's the "baby". Miss Frankie. She is the easiest to please. As long as someone is paying attention to her, she doesn't really care what they play. But her favorite thing to do, is write! (Yippee) She loves to write plays, dress up as the characters in it and put on a elaborate production for The Husband and I. She has quite a creative mind. I have no idea where she gets it from...muaah!
|Here's Frankie, dressed as one of her characters. A cool cat from New Orleans, named "Jazz"|