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pizza night


Not long ago we started Family Pizza Night.  It's not an original concept, but I tend to subscribe to the do-it-myself-it's-just-easier method of cooking (and cleaning, and check-writing, and phone-calling, etc).   But I'm enjoying this stage of family life and the better part is how involved Evyn wants to be in pretty much everything I do, and how involved Ashlyn wants to be in anything Evyn does.  I appreciate it won't be that way forever.  So I let the girls go to town making the dough.


Well, Evyn helped make the dough.  Ashlyn helped eat it.  Why this child likes paper and dog food and flour but not a prepared meal is still a mystery. 




So the dough they made was more Mess than Dough.  But it was better that way.  You know…with a pinch of Love.


Lacey - That is to cute! Your pictures are awesome!!!

Meg - I love her feet!

Heather - I love those pics! We do family pizza night, too but I haven’t let the kids help with the dough…you’ve inspired me, though! I’m letting them help this week!

Tiffany - what lens do you use?

Ransacked Goods - Ah yes, the flour mess in the kitchen. You can tell they are having a wonderful time though. Very sweet.

Amber - Cute! Love the little doughy hands and feet. 😉 I am always amazed at what a wonderful job you do catching the little details of everyday moments on “film.”
P.S. Thanks for your message!!

charlotte - beautiful photos, lovely toes and flour fest! all that angst from the show and tell day- you just erased that… by the cupful. xo

Ellen R. - Love it!! What kind of camera do you use?

Adrienne - Ashlyn and my little one are kindred spirits. How that boy thrives on bread, cheese, and cereal alone is a mystery to me.
I soooo need to do more of this myself … I control the cooking, I control the mess … Thanks for the inspiration.

Regina - Great photography Crystal!

Stacie - I was so happy to see your cute girls going to town with that flour. And I thought, what a nice mom to let them make that mess. Those girls are smiling & I bet their momma is too. Great job! :)

Nicole - Your post is beautiful on many levels. The photography is phenomenal but the energy of your words is even more inspiring. Thank you for sharing.
ps. We have family pizza night too (and I bake most of our bread) and my daughter much prefers to dust herself in flour and eat the pre-baked dough….must be the age :)

Beth - Love the flour coveed toes!

Robin (rsislandcrafts) - I love the picture with the little feet in them. So adorable!
We do family pizza night also. I make the dough. My youngest Robbie (9) has to eat a piece of every raw dough I make :)

Dayna - Do you just kiss that face all day, or WHAT?!

Pumpkin - Your post is just beautiful.
I let my kids bake with me and it isn’t so different than what you have shown. When we eat it it is so yummy because of all the love (as you said) that was mixed inside.