Tuesday, February 23, 2010

The Silent One

It is a truth universally accepted that my youngest son will not speak. Oh, he breaks out with the occasional "Ma" or "no," but the amount that he is speaking just isn't even close to making the age level appropriateness mark. Well this past week we had a giant break through. While Talvyn was saying a prayer before lunch, I heard this little voice say, "Heavenly Father please bless us..." I immediately looked up to see Daxtyn's bright blue eyes starring at me as if pleading; don't notice, don't notice. Well I did notice and I looked at him with amazement as he, slowly turned red and turned his eyes downward toward the table trying to escape notice.

The silent sentence speaker has been caught, but quickly has resorted to his silent ways.


Heston Williams said...

What a cutie!

'T' said...

Could he be any cuter? What a fun way to break the silence, in prayer. Misses.

Rita Peck said...

how cute. the innocence of a prayer captures everyone.

Kristi said...

Funny & cute!!! His personality may be one that is content with watching & listening~not competing to be heard!! My second is like that~he just gets attention other ways~(not all bad either!!) When he does talk, it's a LOOONNNGG story that is VERY detailed & he retains more that most do! He's just about exceeded his older brother as well!! You just wait.....in a very short time ~~ you probably won't be able to get him to be quiet!!! :)

Nat said...

I wish I had your email. Sorry this will suffice.
For beans in a crock pot:
Soak about 5 c. dry beans overnight. In the morning, drain and rinse. Put in crock pot with 1 T. salt and cover with water (about 1/2 - 1" above beans). Cook on high for several hours until very soft, making sure they always have enough water to cook...it will lose liquid and that's normal. Mine were done between 2 and 3 in the afternoon and I started them around 8 in the morning just for a general guideline. Drain beans of liquid, reserving about a cup to use to get the right consistency when you blend.

To make the refried beans I added about 1-1/2 c. pace salsa, about 1 T. dried onion, some garlic salt, salt and pepper to taste and several shakes of the green tobasco (which Porter could drink)....make sure the beans are nice and flavorful.

Put beans on one side of tortilla, add a little cheese, roll up from the side, bringing the bottom and top in as you continue to roll. Lay seam side down and freeze on a cookie sheet until individually frozen and then transfer to ziplocs.

Hope you enjoy! I just made another batch yesterday. Let me know if you have any more questions.