Friday, November 6, 2009
Chop, chop, chip-ity chop
Cut off bottom
Cut off the top
What we have left,
We'll put in the pot
Chop, chop, chip-ity chop
Thank you everyone for your wonderful words of wisdom and kindness. I have been taking the past couple of days 'off' and just enjoying this crisp, cool time of the year with my girls.
We all really enjoyed making a simple homemade vegetable soup together (recipe from The Waldorf School Book of Soups) I cut the veggies, K sang the song and helped C put the veggies in the pot. It was team work at it's best. The recipe really is as easy as it gets. Throw fresh veggies in a pot, add water and butter or margarine then simmer. We started a loaf of bread earlier in the day as well and that was baking the same time the soup was simmering. Oh my, the house smelled wonderful!
Another cool weather treat we have been enjoying is the warmth of the fire. It really does warm your soul, especially when you are sick or just down and out. Nothing is more healing.
We didn't have any firewood so we went on a scavenger hunt in our backyard. What better place to find fallen wood than a forest, right?! We were able to find quite a bit, mostly wet and covered in moss but it still produced fire, none the less.
K finds some twigs for our fire (wearing my Yankees hat, making her Great-Grandpa smile down on her from above - Go Yankees!!)
Kevin's 'working man hands'
Sleep, baby, sleep
My sweet cranky baby was finally soothed to sleep rocking with me in my rocking chair in front of the fire. A million thoughts of things I could get done ran through my head for a brief moment, but I didn't move. I soaked up every little second I could get of her in her dreamland state, hoping to memorize her cute little chubby, sleeping face, knowing all to soon these moments will be gone. K was still helping Kevin gather wood and saw C sleeping in my lap. She ran and told Kevin that C was asleep in my lap and that I must be her guardian angel watching over her. Yeah, I turned into a puddle of mush upon hearing that! How did I get so lucky?! It's moments like that, that completely melt my heart and make all the chaos the girls can bring just disappear.
Wishing you all have many 'mama mush' moments this weekend!
On a side note: I have received quite a few e-mails asking about the girls plates and such. I wasn't able to find the info on K's set until now. K's white with blue dots enamelware (plates,bowls and matching cups) are by Gluckskafer I bought our set a couple years ago from my dear friend Tiffeni but I am sure if you google the company you will be able to find them online.
C's wooden bowls, spoons, forks and little wooden mug are from Nova Natural
I hope that helps everyone!