We love our Lovey-Duds wrap, it is a stylish wrap that holds our little girls
front, back, or on our hips.. The girls fall asleep in it and it's a great time
to talk to them and let them be a part of our chores.
Taylor would rather be carrying a baby around
while she cleans.. and as you can tell Ellie-Cate loves the ride. The girls have a cold this
week so they need a little more attention and our wrap has been a huge blessing.
I love sink baths..
I can finish up supper and watch them play and splash. They're close at hand and I don't miss one smile.
My kitchen sink has held the water for all my children's baths and I love the memories of their tiny
bodies fitting in my sink.
Without fail when I start the girls sink baths, I'll have
a four year old asking if she can take one too..:)
"You're kinda big now honey"..
"I can squish up"..she said..
I love block towers and boys. With the heat outside we spend a little more time
indoors and I love to see how they keep themselves busy.
I love the whispers of a little girl at supper time
trying to pull me down so she can tell me something.
"mamma, give me your ear"
"Yes, Channie-Mae?" as I come close to her.
She wraps her arms around my neck and whispers,
"You're the best mama in the whole world"
"Thank you Channie,
you're the best four year old in the whole world."
French Bread Recipe:(For the the dutch oven bread, we doubled this)
5 1/2 cups flour (we used white)
2 tsp. salt
2 T. yeast
2 cups warm water
2 tbs. oil (we used coconut oil)
(Pre-heat oven and dutch oven at 475*)
Whisk together two cups flour, salt, and yeast, add oil and water. Mix on low 30 seconds.
Mix on high 2 minutes. Add remaining flour and mix. Knead 8 minutes (or two minutes if you're using
a Kitchen-Aid or Bosch). Grease a bowl and place dough in, grease top of dough and cover. Allow to rise
for about 45 minutes-1 hour.
(After this step we lightly punched our dough down, and placed it on a large cutting board covered in cornmeal. We formed our loaf and sprinkled cornmeal all over the top and sides of loaf. Make a slit about 1/4 an inch thick about 3 times across the top of the dough.Carefully!!! Take the dutch oven out of the oven and place about 2 Tbs. coconut oil in hot dutch oven.
Place your loaf in, cover, and allow to bake for 30-45 minutes. The bottom gets done quicker than the top so you may want to check on it about 2/3 of the way through.)
Punch down, divide in half, recover and let rest 10 minutes. Grease cookie sheet, sprinkle with cornmeal. Shape loaves and slit tops of loaves about 1/4 inch deep diagonally about 5 times each, Let raise, covered, for about 30 minutes. Bake at 400* for 20-35 minutes, depending on how crusty you like your bread.
So there you have it..A few more things that make our house run..A few more things that make my children smile and in return make me smile.:)