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On the Brink of Summer

May 3, 2016

One of my favorite times of year is April/May—late spring, but not quite summer here in Alabama.  There are always storms, but lots of sun too, and the weather is usually perfect for outside stuff—we’re not to the horrible heat of summer (yet), and the days are longer and wonderful.

Lila and I have taken on a few crafts/projects recently.  We made fairy houses out of some tree stumps that out neighbor left out for the trash:


It was a very good thing that we *each* had a stump, as we had very different visions for our fairy houses. 


One day I’ll let her play with mine.  Winking smile

We’ve been getting eggs in cardboard cartons from a family at church, and I’ve been saving them in the hopes that we’d get a craft out of them.  Lila picked this from Pinterest:


…and it did turn out cute, although it was kind of a pain in the ass to paint all of the individual egg cups. 

I did a yoga class at the Y yesterday and came home to make this fruity kale salad:

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Dinosaur kale, blueberries, blackberries, hardboiled egg, bleu cheese, and trail mix (sunflower seeds, pepitas, cashews and dried cranberries), plus a drizzle of balsamic.  Yum!

And, dinner:


…for which Lila declared a deep, deep hatred.  Much wine was consumed.

We’ve been taking evening walks, with Lila on the trike or scooter and Charlie in the tula wrap:


I’m still loving it.  I wore it to a couple of parties this weekend, and while it’s a pain to get into, once he’s in it, he is almost always totally happy or sleeping.  We like those two modes.

Hope your week is off to a great start!

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