Hello and Happy Monday my friends!
Things have been quiet here for a reason. Quiet on the blog that is. Not so quiet in real life. I hope this post will fill you in on some of the details in my happiness list…
a week of sleeping in
seeing lots of friends
one trip out of the city was with my friends I knew since I was in grade school and high school
we all sat down for tea/coffee, sweets and cake pops which I brought ;)
the three of us mamas watched three of our daughters play together…
it was quite the moment to just sit quietly and smile, realizing the years that have gone by so quickly
and us; talking, laughing and nodding to wise mom wisdom that we occasionally shared
then bursting out laughing because it would remind us of what our moms would say…
laugh out loud moments
so many of them…
but no pictures of that day…
it just went by too quick and then we rushed out the door for almost an hour drive back to the city
the rest of the week was filled with more playdates,
I invited two other friends with their daughters over – more fun.
because one of the play dates ended up at our house at the very last minute
I had nothing to really serve to my guests
(I kind of get bummed about that (yes, call me martha! ;))
so I skimmed through my cabinets and made sure I have all the ingredients to make cupcakes…
oh yes I did, and it was the best idea ever to set up all the ingredients for the girls to make their own cupcakes! (photo #6)
You know I love nothing more than a little DIY baking station! ;)
even way better than pre-making them and of course way better than store-bought!
they of course were dairy free, egg free, gluten/ wheat free – of course ;)
and my friend was a little impressed with how they came together with such simple ingredients
and the girls were overjoyed with the little treats at the end (photo #7)
my sister also came over for a sleepover… we stayed up late and watched Water for Elephants
one of my favourite movies
we had a great big lunch the next day with collard green wraps, bohemian fish pie, veggie and tofu plates
and other randomness that came together so deliciously in the end (photos #1, #3, #4)
the kids played (photo #2)
I spilled a bag of lentils (photo #5 )
and we read lots of books, cuddled and relaxed (photo #8)
Other than that… spring cleaning is on my list to do
but much easier said than done.
and speaking of spring – that is no where in sight
I’m kind of done with winter by now
and daydreaming of warmer days…
spring, where are you?
I hope you’re having a good start to your week…
Please do share…
What’s making you happy right now?