Friday, January 02, 2009


Paul's Feast...
If you've been following "feast days" you might have counted them and realized I was a few short of 8. We have had a few delays and so we are running over into January- no problem. Plenty of dull weather here to still be able to enjoy a few festivities!
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This is Paul and he is 14. My middle boy. Paul is sweet, generous. He is always spending his money on his little brothers and sisters. He takes things very seriously and worries about people. When we pass a newly opened restaurant, he worries they won't make it and asks if we can help them by eating there- we have such a big family, we could keep a restaurant from going under! He tends to be a man of few words and I am working with him on articulating more than just the occasional grunt. Paul holds a very dear spot in my heart as he has volunteered to be my dish-washer man. No big job overwhelms him- in fact, I think he enjoys the challenge. He is a real book worm and is often seen lugging around Strong's Strongest- just for some light reading!
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His meal was a blast! He had each of his guests scream when they came into the kitchen- just to keep the other kids guessing! His appetizer were tiny little bite-sized cherry pies. He made them, himself, in a mini cupcake pan. Well, that must have got him to thinking... he had an entire meal of nothing but appetizers! He had pizza rolls, BBQ smokies, french fries, BBQ and hot wings, little pigs in a blanket, fried ravioli, potstickers, fruit salad... I'm sure I'm forgetting something. His dessert was the blizzard of your choice. And he had pop in bottles. The little ones got some playdough for his gift and the older ones shared some funky round magnets that are so strong that they "sizzle" when you get them close together. Paul is always concerned that there won't be enough food- and there is always so much left over that the next day's lunch is taken care of! That's Paul, just making sure everyone is getting taken care of.

8 comments:

Peni said...

Yeah, Paul. We're for stretching out the fun as long as possible!

And double yeah for volunteer dish-washers!!!

Julie in the Barn said...

I was wondering how the rest of the feast turned out. So now I see your family is making the fun last into the new year. Paul's feast sounds right up my alley. My Momma used to treat us to a special supper of appetizers when we were little. We even got to eat "Hawaiian" style on the floor in front of the fireplace. Afterwards, we'd have a family Monopoly game. Sweet memories.

sewprimitive karen said...

I just love the Feast and children descriptions.

Quilt Pixie said...

sounds like a great middle child -- a real mediator balancing everyone's needs/wants...

Quilts And Pieces said...

Send him over to teach my kids how to help with the dishes!!! :)

Darcie said...

Mmm...I'm an appetizer-sort-of-a-girl myself! Sounds terrific. And do tell about the fried ravioli!

I love that Paul had everyone scream first! I would have loved to see the faces of the others! Too fun!

Love you heaps, Nines! Happy New Year!

Isobel said...

There is much to be said for volunteer dishwashers. Wish I could get someone to volunteer when I am baking...I destroy the entire kitchen. Sounds like a pretty neat meal to me.

Laurie Ann said...

Ohhhh - Paul's Feast is my favorite. Finger foods are the best!