Where I grew up, back in Germany, Autumn started in August, so usually around this time of year I start to look around for little things like leaves turning yellow, or more & more squirrels gathering nuts.
Today I even had to put a hat on Archie because it was so windy, and during our walk a yellow leaf landed on Arthur’s quilt in the buggy. (Mama’s back hurts, so our little man can’t go in the sling, but luckily he doesn’t mind too much.)
I had half hoped for a thunderstorm , so when it started to rain on our way home I was really happy, because we wanted to bake cookies and that’s obviously a lot more fun when it is cold and rainy outside!
Boo is a lot like me, he has always loved the cold weather and he went to sleep the minute we got home.
I wish i could have curled up with him, sleeping during a storm is brilliant. I think I have always loved it, but with three little ones, well, chances of all of them being asleep at the same time, I am sure you know what I mean.
As jealous as I might have been of Boo, it gave Emily and me a little Mama & Daughter time, so we made strawberry vanilla cookies. They did not turn out as nice as I had hoped, that gluten free flour makes things rather crumbly.
They look very pretty though. Next time we might use a little bit more of her dairy free butter.
Next time might be quite soon, I’ve got a feeling these ones might be eaten up rather quickly!
I am so grateful that people are starting to know about food intolerances around here , last Christmas and Hanukkah were really quite sad because we could not bake any cookies together. It’s easier now and I can’t wait to bake muffins, cakes and bread with my lovely girl.
She is so good about it,too, when offered a cookie or chocolate she says “No thank you, I’m wheat free!”
I love that. And I love her.
Now if only I could get her to look at the camera..
Today we will look through our bookshelves to find some books about indoor games,
if you have any good ones to share please let me know!
Have a lovely day!!