Thursday, May 13, 2010

This week around the house.

Lately I have been addicted to walking. So much so that the girls and I went for an hour long walk in the rain the other day. It was one of my favorite walks of all time. The sound of the rain drops on my rain jacket, on the grass, on the leaves. The swoosh of water when a car passed by. Everything so pretty, all wet, shiny and reflective. And yes, I was pushing two kids in a jogger made for one =) They love it—all snuggly and cozy under the blanket.

We also went to the indoor water park. It must be a water themed week we're having. Click here for photos from last year of the same water park.

My other latest obsession is these salads with as many nuts, seeds and fruit as there is lettuce. Macadamia nuts, walnuts, hemp seeds, apples, strawberries, dried cherries, and raspberry vinaigrette. Homemade of course :-) This one, below, I also put some macadamia nuts in the blender with the other dressing ingredients for a creamy raspberry vinaigrette. Heaven.

And, don't laugh, but I still had a sort of fall/winter wreath up in our living room. It was vaguely seasonal though... kind of :-) So yesterday I got some pretty greenery and made a spring/summer one, which I love even more than the last. Light green makes my heart flutter, just looking at it.

The girls have taken out the "word wammer" or whatever it's called and put it back on the fridge. They sing the alphabet and Zoe spells words, much to Ashley's delight. Ashley also presses the letters to hear their name and repeat it—very cool. They are about to do some Time4Learning as we speak—Zoe operating the program, and Ashley watching over her shoulder like a hawk, the entire time. I have no doubt that Ashley gets so much from watching Zoe work.

We started reading Sugar Plum Ballerinas, Plum Fantastic, by Whoopi Goldberg again today, and as usual we couldn't put it down. The way she writes is the way she talks—hilarious. I don't know what other people have been saying about these books, but we love them.

As for me, I'm off to create flatbread for my next cookbook. Wish me luck! =)

XOXO, Kelly

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