We celebrated our fourth wedding anniversary this month, as well as Miss Penny’s birthday, and the rest of the month was pretty cruisy. Just the way I like it.
Matt found some ricotta cheese going cheap and so decided to make spinach and ricotta ravioli. Somehow I got conned in to helping. See those little fork marks on the edges? I did those!
Miss E and I explored the kitchen cupboards for things to play with. A muffin tray full of duplo bricks makes a fantastic sound when you kick it! Or so Miss E thinks…
Matt had my best interests in mind when hiding the chocolate, but I found it anyway.
He also had a bit of a funny mishap with chopping down a tree.
Someone has discovered the TV cabinet drawers and cupboards.
We’ve made a point of making our Sunday’s a family day, and usually end up in a park somewhere.
Penny and I have been putting our feet up and soaking up the sun whenever we get the chance.
Speaking of sun, I can take further advantage of it now with my new washing line! Woo!!!!
I’ve been reading:
12 Years a Slave by Solomon Northup.
This was a fascinating read. Northup was a free African American man, kidnapped and sold into slavery. This book was his account of his experiences as a slave for 12 years. It’s a heart wrenching and heart warming story about the best and worst of humanity. It took me a little while to get into this book, but once I’d sunk my teeth into it, I devoured the whole thing in a couple of days.
I’ve been making:
Some cute little bibs for a beautiful baby boy we met last week.
I finished another triangle quilt top but haven’t gone any further with it yet.
I then made another quilt as a gift which I can’t share just yet, but here’s the bias tape that I decided to make instead of buying pre-made. Everytime I make a quilt I tell myself to buy bias tape this time, then when I go to buy it I think it’s a waste of money and decide to make it. Then when I make it, I vow to buy it next time. Only to repeat it all over again.
and the crochet blanket is so very nearly done.
I’ve been listening to:
I downloaded the ‘I Heart Radio’ app, and have been listening to some new music that’s similar to the stuff I already know and love. I tend to listen to the same CD’s and playlists over and over again, so some new tunes feels refreshing and helps makes boring housework a little more bearable.
August, you were swell, especially this last glorious sunshiny week!
Here’s to September, and Spring!