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Proud Mamma. New Look. Big Thank You.

A Proud Mamma

My heart is filled with joy. This afternoon my oldest graduated from kindergarten. I didn't know what to expect. The tears were a surprise. At least 100 times during the program the future flashed before my eyes—highschool graduation, college graduation, a wedding? And it would all be here in the blink of an eye.

Many of you mammas can attest to that.

Surprisingly I felt no sadness. This thing of life, this journey, is a beautiful thing of learning to let go and that means of our little ones, too.

Let them fly. Let them soar. Let them find their path. Just always be there for them.

To say that I am impressed with the principal and teachers of the school is an understatement. They have instilled in these kids the things that matter. They have guided them to be: Safe. Respectful. Responsible. The teachers haved worked hard to teach these kids the basics of reading and writing by the age of 5 and 6! And his teacher was always kind enough to provide my guy with GFCF snacks. Wow! Impressed is definitely an understatement. I tried to thank them all at the ceremony, but know I missed a bunch.

When we got home, Wyatt was flying high. He threw off his cap and gown and got to work writing a recipe (that came out of left field). The inspiration hit and like his mother he got to work. I was so wowed. He sat down and wrote this out all by himself! We actually made them ... used sweet rice flour, some coconut sugar, almonds clusters, water and baking powder. Not bad. They definitely were edible! Here's the interpretation of Wyatt's hand written recipe:

Recipe for Nut Ball Cakes
(make at your own risk)

1-1/2 cup powder (I suggested flour) and sugar.

Mix and add a 1/2 cup of baking powder and some water and
mix and nuts and mix and turn into a ball and
bake for 20 seconds (I suggested 20 minutes).

Pull out at 4 o'clock. Done!

(What a hoot!)

A New Look

Today I'm also tickled to have launched the new look of Lexie's Kitchen. I hope you like it. It was time and it sure feels good to freshen things up a bit. This thing of blogging really stretches you to learn, grow and acquire new skills. Three years ago I would have never thought I'd be able to create my own website from the ground up or take a picture of food! It feels good to still be learning.

Big Thank You

Lastly, a huge thanks goes out to all who helped land Lexie's Kitchen in the Top 25 Foodie Mom Blogs over at Circle of Moms. You blew me away with your love. My heart overflows! You are THE best!


Reader Comments (14)

1. Sooooo sweet (letting go is really hard!)
2. So pretty :)
ps You're a trailblazer too!

May 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMaggie

Love the new look, Lexie! Congrats on being one of the top 25 Foodie Mom Blogs -- you sure deserve it!

Wyatt's recipe is priceless! I especially love the "Pull out at 4 o'clock" part. Perfect! :)

May 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLisa@Pocketfuls

OH WYATT!! Hes such a wonderful little man, so creative, sweet and silly : ) . Your new look is beautiful (no suprise coming from you Lex) !!!! I cant wait to make me some nut ball cakes! Ill let ya know how much I love them when 4 o' clock rolls around ;) Miss you guys and hope to see you all VERRY soon!!! Much love and a big "WAY TO GO!!" to the grad!! XO

May 30, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterhannah

Great new look, Lexie!

May 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCara

aw, a big first grader now:) And congrats on the Mom Blogger award! how exciting! thanks for sharing!

That's such a sweet story. I love the 'untranslated recipe'. = )

(By the way, I was looking for the Sweetleaf conversion chart...has your Tips section moved?)

May 31, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterbob

Bob, I have re-added the tips page ... eventually I will migrate this section to the main page of the blog ... but got to find the time : ) xoLexie ps Glad you use it.

May 31, 2012 | Registered CommenterLexie

Congratulations to you and your little guy Alexa!! Love the new look, so cute, sweet, and professional.

May 31, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAlisa

Hey chickie! Congrats on the food blogger ranking, the beautiful new website design and the graduation. As a mom of 5 and having had 3 graduation ceremonies last week - Grade 6, 8, and 12 - I know your feelings all too well. Cherish these moments and their school years. In a blink of an eye they'll be grown up w/"fuzz" on their face, talking with a deep voice, and looking down at you when they stand next to you leaving you wondering where did the time go and how did all that happen?? You're doing a GREAT job!!! Don't ever think otherwise, not for a single second!! :)

May 31, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMoriah

Thanks for the warm reception of the new look and all the congratulations. Love you all!!! xoLexie

May 31, 2012 | Registered CommenterLexie

Awww...how cute and precious is that?! Emergent writing is priceless. His momma has obviously taught him a thing or two in the kitchen! He's on his way! Lovely new look...I had a moment of panic when I didn't initially see the links at the top of the page...I had come on to look for one of your recipes! Thanks so much for all of them that you've shared! I definitely do experimenting of my own, but people like you have saved me in this dietary journey.

June 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

Love the blog makeover! Your graphics are gentle on the eyes...

The above post has me craving polenta...

Congrats on Wyatt's graduation. As a former teacher, his emergent writing skills are superb!

LOVE the new look!!

Bahaha, that is adorable! You must be so proud!

June 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDarcy

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