Saturday, December 06, 2008


John's feast...
This is John and he's 12. A more cheerful, accomodating kid I've never known. If he knows his Dad is working on the house, he grabs his coat and is out there with him the whole time. A hard worker. He has a sewing machine set up, full time, in my quilting room and he sews most days. When he isn't sewing, he's duct taping something together. He's eternally creative and is constantly inventing things. He is rather confident and bold, admirable qualities in an adult, curious in a child. He's an optimist in the extreme. Nothing gets him down, or not for long.
His feast had an autumn theme- he's not a huge fan of winter and prefers the warmer days of summer. He said that it is not technically winter, yet. The snow outside the window was defying his logic. So he had a gazillion paper leaves shrewn across the kitchen floor- because walking in leaves is "the best." A garland of leaves down the length of the table, complete with twinkle lights and kerosene lamps. His menu was thoughtfully planned with jerky and nuts as an appetizer and corndogs with mac and cheese as his main course. Apple cider to drink and candy bar cake for dessert. Poor William is terribly sick with the tummy 'flu. But he showed up and did his part before creeping back to bed. John bought the children a movie to watch($5!) and because it was a childrens' movie, he gave Will and I extra gifts. A chocolate candy bar for his Dad and a very nice applique landscape for me. Wasn't that sweet and thoughtful? That's John!

8 comments:

Peni said...

Yes, that's John!!! Lovely start!

Quilts And Pieces said...

All your children are sweet and wonderful - they have learned well from their mother! Look at that wonderful smile!

Julia said...

What a fantastic feast!!!

Susan said...

I had to come see if you were doing posts about your children's dinners, like you did last year. I loved those posts! I'm so glad to see you are doing it again. =)

I love John's theme and his thoughtfulness for all of you. What a great family you have!

Wayne said...

What valuable things you are teaching your kids!

Darcie said...

Aaaah! Your Papa is even getting on board with comments! How cool is that! Gotta show my Mom and Dad. We're giving them a computer for Christmas. Eeek...don't know if that's a smart gift or not!

LOVE John's smile! What a guy. Mmm...I could go for some starchy crispy covered in ketchup corndogs myself. Yum! And love his idea of walking through "leaves." Very very clever.

Hope your Will does not care to share any of his bugs with you all. Some things are just better when they're kept to oneself.

Love you heaps!

Libby said...

I must agree . . . . walking on leaves is mighty fun *s*

Isobel said...

That can't possibly be my little pen pal...definitely not so little any more. I am glad to know that he is creative but that doesn't really surprise me. The pillow he made me has a place of honor in my living room. I love these posts. What a lovely way to end my evening.