It was a gorgeous weekend I know and I also have been meaning to update since Sunday – time just slips away sometimes. Last week Caitlin had a book fair at school, she was very excited as she has really got back into reading recently and is going through books at a rate of knots.
Becca has had a hard time trying to dye her hair – it is like mine resists colour and perms and the like but she is now officially pink and black. This is her in full get up ready to hit the town with her friends, the glasses are fake and I have no idea why they love them so much as I used to have an old pair like that and I hated them, they are very Deirdre Barlow-esk if you ask me.
In our attempt to keep up with our dinner planning I made pizza dough on Friday night -ready for Saturday, I wrote out the recipe for Jennie and myself as it was in cups originally not grams and ounces so I converted the recipe and printed onto card.
The dough is lovely but I keep rolling it too thick, really I could get at least two if not more pizzas out of it. Caitlin helped me make up the pizza using our tomato paste, garlic and oregano mix and we then smothered it low fat mozzarella and lots of veggies and ham.
Sunday was so gorgeous we had a Bar-be-Que for all of us it was too lovely a day not to and the boys seem to love an excuse to stand around the Bar-be-Que and chat.
After all that food a walk was in order and I took Caitlin down to the lake to search for baby fish, it was Mayfly season – I have never seen anything like it, mayfly hatch and live as nymphs in the lake for two years but they hatch for one day to live as adults mate and die at sundown and they all seem to have hatched when we were down at the lake. They were everywhere and the lake was covered in “bodies” which the fish were in a frenzy eating- crazy stuff.
In the garden the heat seems to have set everything off – things are growing like the clappers and sprouting up all over. We re-potted the tomato seedling into larger pots, Rachel helped me with this job > It is great to see the kids getting very interested in the garden and the plants, something about growing veggies and getting mucky is just the thing for small people.
It was fantastic with such great taste of it, it is true what they say if you grow it yourself it tastes better , not sure if it the freshness or the fact we know it was grown totally organically but it was good and I am not too keen on lettuce if I am honest.