Thursday, June 10, 2010


This week, we've returned to regularly-scheduled programming, which has included the second incarnation of this awesome Smitten Kitchen shaved asparagus pizza (onto which some prosciutto jumped - oops!) as well as our first CSA delivery (TONS of lettuce, plus bok choy, radishes, spinach, and green onions, 75% of which we've gobbled up already, so bring on next Tuesday, and the one after that, and . . .). I made this ginger-cilantro rice - which the girls ate happily! - and, tonight, a big arugula salad topped with carrots, radishes, grilled mahi-mahi, and this Smitten Kitchen carrot-ginger dressing, which the girls would have nothing to do with.

Our week was book club and mountain biking, pool and bike rides, running and gardening. It was a rainy afternoon of baking banana bread, painting toenails, building forts, and breaking out the watercolors to a little Brandi Carlile. Our back-to-normal has been about little girls dreaming up Playing Restaurant after dinner tonight, complete with Menyou: Pesea or Habegre koms with Apelesos or Fesfriz; Dozrt is Ise Crem. Our week was little girls eating Pinkalicious cupcakes after a picnic lunch on the lawn

and Annie creating new and bizarre tableaus during her quiet time. I loved this one so much I had to photograph it. Notice how each Polly Pocket at the tea party brought her purse, and how bride Minnie Mouse is at the head of the table.

Today we went straight from school pick-up to the pool, where the girls ate lunch on the grass between bouts of swimming and playing in the sand. We got a late start to quiet time, and when Annie came out afterwards with this, I couldn't help but admire her tenacity. She's been begging me, wishing on dandelions, throwing pennies in fountains, and now writing directly to Tinkerbell, all in the hopes of getting her ears pierced.

For those of you who don't read Five-Year-Old, it says: "Dear Tinkerbell, Could you please please make me a pair of earrings and make my ears pierced. Please. I love you. Love, Annie. And I will leave you a special present in my room. I will make it right away."

This week, I'm feeling particularly lucky to be living a life so full of these two little girls. Also, it's 10:04 p.m., and I'm still wearing my bathing suit, so life is pretty good.

1 comment:

  1. perhaps you would like to remind annie that ava's ears became infected and had green pus shooting out of them and then they were no more. disgusting. she does not want earrings until she is a big girl...which is 7.