Posts Tagged 'cooking'

Pretend Cooking and Washing

cookin 1 (Small)

Zach found this awesome little sink and stove play station on the curb on the east side. He brought it home and washed it up, good as new! We got some little pots and pans (a steamer basket!? so cool) and a set of mini silverware at IKEA. We showed the Boogedy how to cook his veggies in the steamer (putta-yid-on!) and saute them on the burner (shake-um shake-um!). We “washed” our hands in the little sink. This toy is wonderful. It even has a little shelf for “cookbooks” under the sink, currently it holds his favorite cardboard books. Thank you anonymous neighbor who put this toy outside for free!

cookin 2 (Small)

The Boogedy has gotten really into helping me cook lately, and my mom is planning to make him his own little apron. I love having a little guy.

cookin 3 (Small)


Kitchen Makeover–Before Pics


Big changes going on at the Moses Homestead. As usual. Zach is always undertaking a new improvement project and making our house better. Now, it’s time for a temporary kitchen re-do. Our eventual goal is to move the kitchen into a different room entirely. When we have an extra $7,000 in our pocket. For now, though, Zach will sand off the ghastly frosting texture that’s on the walls, we’ll repaint the cupboards and newly smoothed walls, and put on some pretty new knobs and pulls we found on sale at Lowe’s.



Getting these walls smooth is a huge job. We know because so far Zach has gotten rid of the frosting (huge globs of joint compound in peaks like a fluffy  cake) in 6 other rooms! If you’ve ever been to a Chinese bakery with fake cakes, you might be able to picture how dust and greasy cobwebs cling to the contours of our walls.

For the next two weeks, most of the contents of the kitchen will be housed in the dining room, and I will be doing some less-than-gourmet cooking on this single hotplate on the tabletop.


(This photo arrangement makes me feel so british, with my hotplate and my teakettle and tea assortment close at hand)

Before sanding the walls, Zach drew this family portrait, inspired by a great post on Apartment Therapy. We did notice how nice a formal moulding would look over this doorway.