Monday, June 11, 2012

My kind of Monday

:: Monday started with a loud "you have to come see this!" from my boy. My first thought was that he had found some animal outside our front door, but no. The first poppy blooming was what had him all excited. Love that that made him so happy. He sniffed it and said "Mamma, it smells like summer now." How does he come up with these things? He knows just what to say to make my heart melt on a regular basis (which is good 'cause he gives me aneurysms on a regular basis too).

:: Communication breakdown weighing on the heart. The floodgates have opened and Esther is learning new words at such a fast pace, I almost can't keep up. And with those words comes so much frustration when I don't understand what she is trying to tell me. This girls sweet demeanor sure had me fooled, I think I will call her "pink fury" from now on.

:: Out when it's sunny, in with the rain. I don't know how many times we put boots and hats on to go outside. It keeps them both happy. He needs to run around and she has just discovered puddles and how much fun it is to get all good and dirty.

:: With all the thunder and rain we've been having today we needed an indoor project. Baking is always fun and some decadence on a Monday is just good for you every now and then. Esther was my helper this time, which is unusual 'cause she usually can't sit still for more than a few minutes. She acknowledged every instruction with an "OK" to let me know she was onboard, which was one of her new words today. We threw together what we had at home, making a delicious brown sugar, rhubarb and berry pie. 

:: Ending the day tending to my newest project, a homemade sour dough starter (using flour, water and honey). I'm on day four of caring and feeding this starter, and its gotten too watery. So I'm going to pour some out and put some new flour and honey in, see if its gets bubbly and slimy like it should. Sour dough starters aren't all that easy! I've tried before and failed - you absolutely have to use organic products. The other stuff is too just processed, it doesn't contain the microorganisms needed to get the dough going. Of course I could just buy a starter at the grocery store, but where's the fun in that?! 

Know I haven't been posting all that regularly - I was about to say lately, but I have never posted regularly, haha. Life just seems to get in the way a whole lot, not much to do about that! Hope you had a lovely Monday too!! 


  1. Smells like summer...sounds so lovely. It smells like rain and more rain here. Nice to have a little helper...looks delish!

  2. What a wonderful post. I love that your little boy is noticing the flowers...and how gently he handles the blossom. The love for flowers is deep in our familie's DNA. Your Great-grandmother Elinros had an amazingly green thumb. She even grew roses in her window.
    I love your poppy and baby banner. And that white bleeding heart is perfect.

  3. hello sylvia, hope you are all well and enjoying the summer. :)