Thursday, January 6, 2011

French Toast and Creole UNO

Tonight was our first official weekly Family Haiti Night. One night each week we will be cooking from scratch and learning Creole vocabulary. Tonight I made French Toast (from homemade bread) with baked bananas and scrambled eggs. So we were a little short on veggies but all in all the meal turned out well. And how do I know? The meal scored 18 out of a possible 20. We've been using a meal rating system inour family for about a month now. Nerdy, I know. But it gives our extrememly opinionated child a constructive way to tell us how she feels about dinner (without gagging noises, nasty faces, and general rudeness). And it's a fun way to teach my kids about my profession too.

After dinner we played UNO. We used the Creole numbers, colors, and action words. It was so fun to see each family member get really into the learning. Everyone did really well and Kate amazed us all with her perfect pronunciation. I didn't even know that she had number recognition yet. But apparently she does and can grasp it in Creole too. After playing UNO Eloise laid back across the table in glee and said, "I'm so excited for Haiti. It will always be so hot!"

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