Well, I already know that having such a great husband and beautiful children. :)
But today, I got surprised by the mailman with a box from undisclosed sender. After opening it, I found Martha Stewart's Cooking School cookbook - a price of being semi-finalist in the Hunt's Best Meals Contest. Yeah, I won something! I sent in my lasagna receipe and I guess someone liked it. Don't worry, it wasn't that good. There were 499 other semi-finalists. ;)
Whenever Lukas doesn't like to do something like brush his teeth or eat his dinner or whatever else that we tell him to do, he says "But tomorrow... I will not brush my teeth!" or "But tomorrow... I will not eat dinner". He also says some other things that I won't mention. It is not easy being almost 4. :)
It's 9 pm and I am making Xmas cookies. Yup, you heard it right. Our favorite raspberry thumbprint cookies and pecan tassies. I made a batch of the tassies today because I was craving them and Lukas asked right away if I can make him the gelly cookies. Of course, I can, dear Lukas.
The house smells so good, like it is Xmas. I guess with this gloomy weather we can use some comfort food. Lukas also ate two bowls of my potato gratin for dinner. Nowadays, that is unheard of. :)
I will work once more tomorrow and off til beginning of March.
On a sunny Saturday afternoon in February we went to Lake Elisabeth for a walk and play time. The sun was hanging low but it was still warm. Matilda had fun looking at leaves and trying to catch them. Lukas was climbing on the playground. This was one of those afternoons that I love. No big plans, all of us four spending time together. I could do it everyday.
Lukas has fever. He woke up this morning and when I was giving him a good morning kiss, I noticed how hot his forehead was. Poor fella. He did take some Tylenol after my monologue about how important it is to take medicine when you are sick. I guess he was tired of listening to me so he took it. I hope he naps well and feels better in the afternoon.
Matilda, a good sister as she is, went to nap too. The house is quiet now.