Today was so unexpectedly and amazingly productive, we’re kind of at a loss about what to do tomorrow.
We started out by arriving at the Durham Farmers Market just a hair after 8am. Donuts, sausage biscuits, and muffins were consumed and tomatoes, corn, blackberries, cantaloupe, strawberries (last of the season!), blueberries, peaches, cheese, bread, and crackers were brought home. We stupidly forgot the cooler, so we skipped buying meat and headed home with our haul. Jag left to take a load of boxes and packing materials from the move to the recycling center while Griff and I made popsicles with peaches, strawberries, vanilla yogurt and a little maple syrup.
Jag came back home just as the FedEx guys were dropping off the water table we’d ordered from Amazon in anticipation of this weekend’s weather. We got Griff’s little hard-sided pool and a new cheapo 5′ vinyl pool set up and filled with water, figured out how to put the water table together, and settled in for a morning of splashing around.
Eventually Mommy and Daddy took advantage of the pools, too. Aaahh.
After lunch, Griff was so tired from all the water play that he went down for an at-home nap for the first time in three weeks! Jag had time for some very relaxing reading and I was able to sew Griff a pair of shorts from some awesome Viking longboat fabric. I got the fabric at Hawthorne Threads and used the TieDyeDiva Cargo Shorts pattern for the shorts. I’m fairly happy with the results, but there are a few tweaks I’m planning to make with the next ones. The fake fly is a cute feature.
My model obligingly interrupted his post-nap popsicle sampling to show off his new shorts for Mommy.
We made Greek lamb pies for dinner (though in retrospect, using the oven today was a bad idea). Griff was pretty excited about having his own rolling pin to imitate me with.
For Kitchenaid ice cream attachment experiment #2, we tried a more custardy mix than our first no-cook attempt. We used this Creamy Vanilla Ice Cream recipe, with the custard mix made the night before to make sure it was cold enough. It. Was. Amazing.
After I portioned out bowls of fresh ice cream for everyone and turned back from putting the rest away in the freezer, I saw that one of us couldn’t control himself around the not-quite-empty freezer bowl.
Griff and Jag went with their usual crumbled Oreos, while I had peaches on mine.
And now to pass out.