National Corn Fritter Day

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The boys and I figured it was about time we celebrated a holiday, lucky for us it was National Corn Fritter Day – something new to try.

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This boy is a ball of energy and always so excited to help me cook but as soon as it’s picture time I get this bored expression… hmm…

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Thankfully Jack helped me out – we all need a good smile to make our day!

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Frying up some corn fritters – the ones I baked didn’t turn out so fried they stay.

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Look at this crispy beauty!

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Jeffrey really liked them but of course gave me a non-committal face…

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And Jack refused to eat anything but Mango so maybe it’s just me who likes to try new things?

I loved mine with avocado. I bet sour cream would taste great too!

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Corn Fritters
Adapted from Food.com

Directions
  1. Boil corn for 3 minutes. Remove corn and set aside.
  2. Put eggs, salt and pepper in a bowl and beat.
  3. Add flour and baking powder, whisk until smooth.
  4. Add corn and cheese.
  5. Stir.
  6. Put butter and oil in fry pan. Heat until bubbly over medium heat.
  7. Drop corn mixture in spoonful lots into fry pan.
  8. When golden turn and cook other side.
  9. Drain on absorbent paper and serve.

Nature Photography Day

We celebrated a few holidays today – the first being Nature Photography Day. I have an old camera I let Jeffrey use to take pictures outside. All of these photos Jeffrey took without my help – except the ones he is in obviously.

My picture of him taking a picture…

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Of this…

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Pictures of the vegetable garden…

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My cute little photographer…

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Up close with the strawberry plants…

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I thought this one was a fun perspective!

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Pretty flowers…

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And a shot of each other…

DSC_0278I am absolutely not a fan of this picture of myself but I am trying to be honest with all of Jeffrey’s picture taking! Sob!!

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A great smile for National Smile Power Day…

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And since it was perfectly windy, we celebrated Fly a Kite Day out front while Jack napped.

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National Peanut Butter Cookie Day

On Caleb’s day of watching the boys (while I was at work), they made our first clean eating dessert recipe, to celebrate National Peanut Butter Cookie Day… DSC_0237

Stirring it up…

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Cookie sheet time!

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And ready for the oven…

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Wearing Daddy’s grilling apron…

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I LOVE THIS!

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And some “healthy” peanut butter cookies… they could use a few adjustments but overall they turned out pretty good for a first attempt.

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And seeing as Jack was missing in those pictures here he is enjoying freshly picked strawberries from the garden…

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Corn on the Cob Day

Who likes to shop for corn? This guy!

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After a fun morning at the park I made sure to take the boys to the store just for picking out some corn for Corn on the Cob Day!

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Then home to shuck some corn… I love seeing them sitting at the table together! So sweet!

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Showing little brother how it’s done… DSC_0203

Woohoo!

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Checking out our corn before it’s cooked…

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Jack celebrating…

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And… he didn’t like it…

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Jeffrey LOVED it… a little melted butter and sprinkled with Johnny’s Seasoning. Yum!

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National Iced Tea Day

It was the perfect weather to celebrate National Iced Tea Day.

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And I had a great little helper who opened all the tea packets for me…

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Out in the sun brewing.

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We had a One Pot Zucchini Mushroom Pasta dish for dinner and used fresh Thyme to celebrate National Herb and Spice Day… yum!

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Jeffrey loved his very watered down iced tea! We may have cheated a little and only cooled it in the fridge… our unfiltered ice is yucky so we left that out!

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And Jack said, “Feed me! I don’t want to wait for my pasta to cool!”

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