Saturday, March 22, 2014

Gloriously Boring

Today was a gloriously boring Saturday.  After a couple of weekends in a row of lots to do, boring was a welcome change.  Ayden and I went to the farmer's market and ran a few errands while David went to a local lumber supplier to get an estimate for the materials for building our house.  He came away with good news which was a bonus!  

We got an old piece of barn wood and painted our new address on it.  We went to our new home place and hung it on a tree next to our driveway.  The big basement pit is already starting to feel like home.  Haha.

We went to a park to play and go for a walk.  We are LOVING this Spring weather!!!!

Playing in dirt!  The BEST way to strengthen immunities.

When we got home I made cookies!  The recipe called for a room temperature egg and I have to say, it was pretty awesome to walk right out to the coop and get one without having to remember to set one out ahead of time.

I used this recipe.
Hands down the BEST grain free cookies we've had.
The last thing I want to leave you with are a couple of links that I found recently.  As toddler parents, David and I need to be re-inspired to be the gentle parents that we want to be.  I don't think we stray too far but if Ayden is having a particularly toddler-like day and we are running on empty, it can be really hard to keep ourselves removed enough to handle his behaviors the way we set out to in the first place.  That is why I feel it is important to read blog posts and articles of folks who have similar parenting styles to ours so that we can regain perspective and find that inspiration to continue to be the gentle and understanding parents that we want to be.  

Ah... There was one more but I can't find it.  Sorry.

I realize that not everyone shares our views on parenting.  Our differences are what make the world go 'round!  If you do share our views, I hope you'll get something out of the articles like I did!


Did you manage to have a gloriously boring Saturday today?? I feel like they are the best kind.

Flashback!  Here's what we were up to one year ago today: "Toddler Land"
And two years ago today: "Feeling Good"

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  1. I love "boring" weekends! Will you, or have you found out if you will be having a boy or girl yet? Excitedly awaiting an announcement!

  2. Your Saturday sounds anything but boring. It sounds like my kind of weekend!!! Glad you all enjoyed. Oh and we need a close up of the sign, it looks adorable from far away!!