Sunday, June 8, 2008

tricycles, zucchini, and buttons.

I can only take so much of the wiggles soundtrack, so my kids usually wind up listening to mommy's music. they're pretty big fans of Regina Spektor, U2, and The Beetles. So, I went on a quest to find cool kids music that we all like listening to. I stumbled across the songs Sometimes, and Tricycle by Frances England, and we were all hooked! You've got to give her a listen. My daughter now begs to ride her tricycle even more than she already did, and she sings the Tricycle song as she peddles away. If you listen to the song, you'll understand how impossibly cute this all is.

On to our garden. The garden that my kids talked about endlessly, but the second the seeds had been nestled in their dirt homes, the wee ones scattered in all directions and abandoned me to finish the job ob my own, "now that the fun part is over". :) Well, today the first fruits of my labor broke through the soil. The zucchini! The kids were thrilled! Possibly even thrilled enough to pull some weeds for a few minutes. I planted the zucchini specifically to use in a recipe for Zucchini "Crab" Cakes that I make every year. I prefer to bake them, as opposed to frying, and I serve them with a salad of mixed greens, and lemon dill sauce...

And the buttons you ask? In reference to the button picture, there is none, I just love buttons and was happy with my last button purchase. I cannot quit looking at them, or touching them, or setting them on random fabrics to see how quaint they look.


Brambleberry said...

The zuccgini cakes sound fantastic. I'm always wondering what to do with all the extras. One can only eat so much zucchini bread.

The buttons are lovely. I'm a huge button fan, too.

And the girl on the bike just speaks summer to me. (Love her skirt!)

StrawberryCreek said...

Thanks for being the first person ever to post on my blog!! That is so cool. I just read through your blog and I really hope that your circumstances take a turn for the better. You have had a rough row to hoe for the last while. And as far as homeschooling goes - woohoo!! Welcome to the fun!

eight feet said...

Found your blog via SouleMama comments. I love the zucchini sprout photo! Thanks for the Frances England link--sounds like her music would fit right into our collection.

elliebelle said...

Cute buttons! I also love seeing the skirt you made on your little one!

Liesl said...

What a lovely blog you have! I appreciate your comment on the Oliver + S blog; it's nice hear from someone who gets it! You're making some adorable clothing, by the way. Can't wait to see what else you come up with!