watching season three of Burning Love. Lately one or two episodes of a 12 minute show are all I can handle, before I crash. Also Bevarly slays me.
|Clarissa (left) and Veronica…they styled themselves|
reading kids books. Tonight: Flat Stanley, some nursery rhymes from The Illustrated Treasury of Children’s Literature, a chapter of Charlotte’s Web, How Do Dinosaurs Go to School, and How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night. Steve’s mom gave The Illustrated Treasury…to Clarissa and Veronica on their second birthday. It is the copy she was given by her grandmother in 1955, the year the book was first published. When we got the book, the binding was almost completely gone, and there was really no way to read it. Conveniently, my sister Kristie works at a book bindery and the book has been beautifully rebound. We’ve been reading from it a lot lately and it really makes me happy. Okay, for full disclosure, Steve read stories tonight. He does most nights. Listening to him read to the girls is the closest I come to reading on most days.
|Sisters on a stroll|
eating the lemon lime blondies that I made a couple days ago. They are my third attempt at making them, and I still don’t have a blog worthy recipe. I think my recent obsession with baking all things lemon and lime is going to head in a different direction. I’m thinking about some kind of citrus/strawberry torte. Maybe with rhubarb. Or blueberries. Or mango. We’ll see.
|There was a thunderstorm during supper tonight. After we ate, we took a family walk.|
drinking strawberry old fashioned cocktails, mocha frappes, and my new fave: limeade and seltzer (1 part limeade to 2 parts icy cold seltzer).
|Clarissa is a chapstick application pro.|
learning a lot from Clarissa this week. She’s a tiny girl with a big temper. Her tantrums can really disrupt our day and make the mood in our house pretty sour. But with C’s fits, come the chance to practice forgiveness and to work on accepting forgiveness. Toddlers can’t get by with just one second chance. They need 20, or 30, or more to get through their days. They need lots of opportunities to get things right. Clarissa’s been teaching me all these things lately. Yes, I’d prefer to forgo the tantrums, but since they aren’t going away, at least there is a silver lining.
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