Friday, March 14, 2008

getting back on the

We're just in the process of trying bread AGAIN - but this time with Thegoodwitch 's recipe. (Thank you so very much!) I am SO hoping that it works!!!! I am tempted to say that if it doesn't, then I'm finished with bread. *deep breath* I shouldn't work myself up...yet.
Anyhow, I had to share a very sweet and funny thing that happened while making the bread:
Liv: Can I see one of the little yeasts, please?
Me: ....okay....
Liv: *ponders for a moment* But I can't see its' mouth....or its' eyes!
Me: Huh?
Liv: You told me that we were using 'live yeast'.
So cute!
We've been working on our seasonal tree to get it ready for the coming of Spring by making cherry blossoms out of four layers of flower shaped tissue paper and a dot of yellow paper in the centre. I suggested that we remove our display of the birds that we ahd seen at the birdfeeder recently, but I met with some reluctance. So the birds will now be in the company of flowers!
I think they turned out very pretty....a bit sparse as someone got tired of making them before I had anticipated, but pretty nonetheless.

I find these moments when they are playing quietly and enjoying each other's company so much as close to heaven as I can imagine. I love to watch them and listen without them knowing. I love the names that Liv picks for them, 'Clarabelle and Rabbie'. I love how Briar plays along and copies all his sisters movements. They are so sweet.


Gypsy said...

Oh I love your seasonal tree ... that is so pretty. And please dont get too disheartened about baking .. yeast is a very fickle thing.

Krista said...

Great post, Jackie! You guys just have way too much fun all the time. The tree looks really sweet with the perfect powder pink blossoms.
Hope your bread turned out! The curry was yuuuuuuuummmmmmmmmy.
See you soon!

Rach said...

Great idea - the seasonal tree. Most of the trees in Australia are evergreen so we don't get to enjoy the spring buds on mass. My daughter also has an Oma, although she calls her 'Oody'!

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