Sunday, June 5, 2011

Random Weekend Thoughts

After seeing this berry trifle on two different blogs, I had to make it this weekend.  Well, my easier, slightly healthier version.  All I did was buy an angel food cake and broke it up into little pieces, layered that at the bottom of my trifle bowl.  Then I made sugar free vanilla pudding and spread a layer of it on the cake pieces.  I then layered in bananas, strawberries, and blueberries.  The last layer was fat free cool whip.  And then I repeated it all one more time.  No precise measurements...so easy and so good!  I will be making this a few times this summer.
Our garden has been producing a lot all of a sudden.
We learned after the fact when to harvest our squash.  I knew these were too big to eat but I swear they grew this big overnight.  Now I'm anxiously awaiting more so that we can try this recipe from Country Living.  I love finding new ways to enjoy vegetables.  We tend to roast everything.

We got a little sunshine in, too...
I asked Stella, "why is the sky so blue?"
And she said, "because there are no clouds in the sky."
Life is so easy when you're 3.
There is just something about summer where all rules go flying out the window.  Or rather, you allow your little ones to be a bit more free.  Stella and I had just returned from the grocery store and our sprinkler was on.  She looked at me and without an exchange of words, I took her dress off and she ran and played.  It's good to remember what it felt like to be a kid!
{watering our dead ryegrass...waiting for st.augustine to come in}

"The art of mothering is to teach the art of living to children."
- Elaine Heffner


Have a wonderful week!

6 comments:

Evie said...

awww you are such a good mom! Thanks for your sweet comments, I appreciate them!

Your Southern Peach said...

What a perfectly sweet weekend! Those squash are enormous!!!

Katie said...

Can I just say YUM to all of those things mentioned in your post? But mostly to that precious Stella-Bella! ;)

pve design said...

kids are like squash....growing so fast right before your eyes....now give me some of that trifle please? looks good!!!

Holli said...

What a GREAT post!!!

Sundresses and Smiles said...

Yum--that trifle looks delicious (I love Angel Food Cake!). Also that picture of Stella with the sprinkler is too cute. Apparently when I was little I insisted my parents put my baby pool in our front yard and I would always strip out of my bathingsuit--I must have been an exhibitionist, haha!