Without further ado, Here's a little rundown of the weekend.
Shoulda worn this on the 4th of July!
On Saturday morning, we went to the library. Do you use the library? I'm always surprised by people who don't use the library. Jonathan didn't ever use the library until we met. (Which is why we have So. Many. Books). I only buy my very favorite books, so most everything else comes from the library. It's also helpful to rotate Swede's books every couple weeks so I don't die of overdose from reading Busy Truck for the hundredth time.
Now we're reading Bear in a Square for the hundredth time
Then we headed to the park. Swede is such a daredevil climber on the jungle gym! And she loves running through the grass.
Then, I made a pie!
Ohio Lemon Pie a la mode
I've wanted to try this pie for YEARS. The recipe is from an old-school edition of The Joy of Cooking. It sounds a little crazy. You grate the zest from a couple lemons, slice them super thin, mix them with a LOT of sugar, and let it sit for 24 hours. Then bake into a pie crust with some eggs, butter, and flour. Unfortunately - It was just OK. I'd rather have a lemon bar or these fabulous lemon cookies from How Sweet Eats.
On Sunday, I went on a bike ride on the river trail with Swede while Jonathan ran.
During nap time, I made my first Quiet Book page!
It's a little house puzzle where you match the shapes to the outlines. I feel like the upper right corner looks empty... Should I add a cloud?
Currently reading: The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George. My Paris-obsessed friend Chesleigh gave me this book for my birthday.
Paris in Colorado via Chesleigh (She gave me the mug too)!
Unfortunately, I'm not loving the book. The bookshop in question is a "Literary Apothecary" on a barge moored on the Seine that "prescribes" books to cure the reader. It's a great idea, but the characters seem a little flat. Like they are stereotypes of themselves. They don't talk or act like real people. I'm only a third of the way in so we'll see if it picks up.
Hope you had a great last weekend in August... What was the best part?
And now - Here's to September! Pumpkin spice all the things.