And now onto this: The other day, Eli told me that he wanted a crown, a prince crown, not a princess crown because he's a boy not a girl. Well, wouldn't you know that I was reading Amanda Soule's book The Creative Family and there just happens to be a pattern in it for making a crown. So, last night I made him this crown, complete with ribbon in his favorite pattern, camouflage. I was pretty proud of my handiwork and was all excited to show it to him. First thing this morning I told him I had a crown for him. He looked at it, screamed "NO!" and then threw it on the floor. I was so bummed. By noon, I was able to get it on him. I'm thinking tomorrow he's going to totally dig it.Eli's best friend turned three on Wednesday. He had his party today. This is my tried and true frugal way of wrapping presents. First, you use the Christmas wrapping paper that you've had for ten years that you think is pretty ugly and wrap the present with the ugly Christmas part on the inside and the white part on the outside. Then, let your kids go wild and crazy with the markers and the stickers.
Well, not this wild and crazy with the markers:
- We got our CSA food again. We got quail eggs. Anyone know what to do with quail eggs? The Farmer's Market totally rocked today. We got honey, radishes, lettuce, bacon and get this, FREE MILK!! Apparently, this guy is a "Milk Evangelist" and just loves to spread the good word about his milk and was just hoping to get the word out. Now the word is out. I'm just excited it's not ultra-pasteurized because I need that to make some cheese that I've been waiting to make.
- Am I the last person in the world to try this No-Knead Bread recipe? Seriously. It's so easy and delicious. I am in love with the genius who thought of this. I'm baking some right now. Want to come over?
- We have become a two car family again. We just purchased a new used-car. Yes, we are back to our high-polluting ways, but Dennis needs a car for his rotations next year. I was not about to give up my car and he didn't really feel like biking 30 miles to work. It's a cute Mazda 3, sporty wagon/hatchback thingy, the kind that are popping up everywhere now.
Plan on stopping by tomorrow. I'm going to have a little give-away in honor of surviving "A Post A Day In May".