Posts Tagged ‘Happy New Year’

Well this year is just speeding along.

Unreal that we are in February already.

At the end of last year I decided that we should grow an avocado (pear) plant from the seed. It took so long before anything happened and then it slowly but surely the roots started pushing through and then a good while after the stem came and leaves sprouted. The children and I have been mesmerised by the slow but steady growth.


We started the year out, all of us marveling at the beauty of life.

Watching this little plant grow and grow is very similar to watching these little people that I call my children grow and blossom into big people. I know I have a few years until they are really big people but like the little avocado plant they are doing it slow but steady.


These two had birthdays at the end of January. They are now 16 and 14 respectively. Ack when did this happen LOL. Happy Birthday to them. Remember when we started our KidFriendly journey just yesterday they were little bits. But slow and steady is what we are about right?! Sigh.


I know this is a bit late in coming but it is never too late for happy salutations right.

Happy New Year:D

may 2017 be like this sweet little plant and our kiddies full of growth, wonder and steadiness.

Maybe you could grow your own avocado tree, it is really quite doable.

I got the idea from here http://shareably.net/grow-personal-avocado-tree-at-home/?utm_source=scrape&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=scrape&utm_term=pG2LuEGUT8_Tya4FgzmibKkgjrs_0rZ7oZV2Z3CxOzw%3D

Have a great week all may it be Kidfriendly.



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What a crazily absent year it has been for us here at KidFriendlyJA but 2015 has been good. Intense, full of studying, stressing, some ChikV symptoms and plenty changes but still good.

May 2016 be even better. And may we find lots of opportunities to be KidFriendly.

Wishing you all all you wish for 2016.


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It a Caribbean good luck tradition to be sitting with family and eating a good plate of peas and rice

at the stroke of midnight of New Year’s Eve.

(We also are known to bring in the New Year at church.)

The real tradition calls for Black-eyed peas and rice but you find that

here in Jamaica as well as in Trinidad and Tobago rice and Gungo peas (or pigeon peas)

is the rice and peas of choice.

Whatever your family tradition to bring in the New Years

We wish each and every one of you

A Happy New Year.

May 2011 be filled with love, family and Kid friendly adventures.


Rice & Peas as seen on jamaicans.com


  • 1/4 cup gungo peas
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 green pepper
  • escallion
  • black pepper
  • thyme, salt to taste
  • 2 cups rice
  • coconut milk or coconut [to make coconut milk]. Cut coconut in small pieces and blend in about 3 cups water in the blender, strain through a strainer to separate the milk.

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