Friday, November 6, 2009

Down Time

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!



Beth said...

I'm cozied up in bed with a bad cold. Your posting was a comfort. Beth

Kimberley said...

What a beautiful post. Soak in these moments! Thank you for sharing!

healing hillary said...

i love that recipe. it is one of my favorites!
also love rocking by the fire! just where my rocking chair sits. we also gather our wood, not from our yard, but the greenway a couple of blocks from our house. makes me feel good...otherwise someone else comes along and clears it and probably dumps it in a landfill.

mmm, off to gather my list for soups galore this next week as the weather slips a bit colder.

Joy said...

What a sweet bit of downtime! Enjoy your weekend with lots of soup, fires and sweet babies on your lap. :)

Mackenzie said...

Thanks for info on the dishes! I hope you continue to enjoy your "down time"! Your girls are so beautiful!

Marina said...

Such a lovely beautiful moment with C, I am so very glad that you and the precious one had some rest.

That soup looks delicious... I have to get that book!

Have a lovely, warm weekend my friend!

Melanie said...

Oh, yes there will be lots of fires this weekend with all the rain coming! I know, when the house becomes too full with nose, busyness, crabby teething toddler and the general chaos that sometimes comes with three little ones...all it's takes is the sweetness of a look or word that makes you realize that the present moment is all we have!

Heather said...

What a wonderful looking bowl of soup to enjoy some down time with.

Hope you have a very peaceful weekend

Simple Mama said...

What a darling photo of C fast asleep. Your post inspired me to make some soup for our dinner. Thanks. :)

renee ~ heirloom seasons said...

So sweet! You should spend a lot of time cuddled up around that fireplace!

Tonya Gunn said...

So important to take time to just be... what beautiful memories. The picture of your daughter asleep is gorgeous.
Warm wishes.

kate said...

ooh! i must get that book. we have been enjoying the Waldorf Kindergarten Snack Book quite a bit.

Friday is soup day here. and this week, we made bread, too. what else can you do on a cozy-up autumn day!?

Kelly said...

Such a warm, cosy post with soup and fire! We love the soup book too and the verse.

Mary Beth said...

I have been wanting to try that soup. Thanks for the encouragement.

Your sleeping baby photo is precious.

Jackie @ Lilolu said...

The soup looks very yummy and the bowls are cute.

FrontierDreams said...

Our restful but yet accomplishing weekend was just what we needed!
Thank you for your kind words!

Beth - I hope you are feeling better!!

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