Our agenda looked like this:
1. Bake healthy-ish muffins
2. Take said muffins & lunch to WM & WJ at their now shared office
3. Paint with WC while MD napped
Simple. Very simple. And oh so enjoyable.
My little sous chefs stood side-by-side at the kitchen counter busily chopping strawberries, while I rooted through the pantry seeking out muffin ingredients. Strawberry banana chocolate chip oatmeal muffins. Yep. Healthy in that they had only a tablespoon of honey for added sugar and called for Greek yogurt. Yet we snuck in those dark chocolate chips so they'd still seem like a treat. They were delicious. And still warm from the oven when we indulged in a post-lunch treat.
I like seeing our sweet boys working together on these everyday tasks. Helping. Teaching. Applauding. Each. Other.
I also like these polka-dot measuring cups. A lot. If all of my dishes were polka-dotted and rainbow colored (the set has one red, one blue, one yellow & one orange cup), I'd never tire of dirtying the dishes and washing them only to dirty them again.
And since I seem to be on a rainbow hued kick these days, Channing & I actually did get around to painting. For an hour and a half. We sat together at the dining room table & watched as colors bled & blended into beautiful rainbow colored hues.
This technique, found on Pinterest quite some time ago, is simple. Using card stock or water color paper, draw a design in pencil, trace it with good old Elmer's glue. Generously sprinkle table salt on the wet glue. Carefully shake off the excess. Then, using a very wet brush, gently dab watercolor paint on the salt. The slightest touch causes the paint to skip across the salt. When it dries, it has the most beautiful texture & the color intensifies to the point you don't just see it on the paper you can feel it.
We may have just painted the old fashioned way too. I painted hearts. In honor of Valentine's Day being just around the corner. And in rainbow colored hues once again. Channing painted an apple. For me. And I like it so well, I intend to frame it.
There you have it. Our day in a nut shell. A little sweet. A little salt. All of it good. Very, very good.