Monday, September 8, 2014
As usual, we kicked the weekend off on Friday. A few friends joined us at our home, and while the kiddos played, us mamas chatted, drank tea, and enjoyed some snacks. It was the perfect way to start the weekend.
Saturday morning was slow and easy, rising when we wished too, and then enjoying a late breakfast. After breakfast, Justin and Reece played, and I did the seasonal shift inside the house, taking down the summer decorations, and bringing out the fall ones. The nature table also shifted from summer to fall, with much excitement from my little man. The three of us then headed out for a lunch date at this wonderful spot, and followed that with a walk in the woods. Dinner was enjoyed on the back deck, and my evening was spent drinking tea and knitting.
I rose before the sun on Sunday morning, and before Justin and Reece woke two hours later, I had baked banana bread, roasted two trays of tomatoes, baked some granola, and strained the last of the herbs I had infusing in oil. When the two of them rolled out of bed, I whipped up some pancakes, and we enjoyed them with some maple syrup from a friend down the road.
The three of us then hit the backyard where I harvested the last of the tomatoes, cucumbers, calendula, and beans, picked some strawberries, and then, cleaned up the beds. Cleaning the beds was a big job, but it feels so good to have it done. Reece was busy climbing a tree, and Justin was helping me by burning all the plants I was cleaning out of the beds. It was a very productive morning.
The afternoon was filled with more gardening, this time checking in on the seedlings in the fall/winter garden, and there was more tree climbing, and some balance beam walking by a certain little man. When I had my fill of gardening, I moved onto the windows of our home, and cleaned every single one. What a difference it makes to have clean windows. The world looks totally different when you look out of my windows now.
Dinner, made mostly with food from the backyard, was enjoyed on the back deck, where we lingered a little longer than usual, enjoying the beautiful fall evening. Once the little man was off in dreamland, I did a few things to prepare for our homeschool day today, managed a little knitting, and enjoyed a few cups of tea.
It was a wonderful weekend, and well enjoyed by all three of us.
How was your weekend?