September 05, 2011
Spaghetti and Meatballs
Fall is in the air! I can smell it, feel it, hear it and taste it! The early morning chill in the air calls for two cups of coffee and breakfast on the back porch in sweat pants and a hoodie. Open windows while you're sleeping and lots of snuggling during the night to ward off the threat of a chill. An extra blanket thrown over the bottom of the bed to pull up over yourself for an afternoon nap. Spaghetti sauce simmering on the stove all afternoon while the kids are out enjoying the beautiful weather exploring the creek and nearby field. As my daughter says, "It's perfect adventuring weather!". Yes, my dear, it is perfect adventuring weather!
They spent 5 hours outside today. How do I know that? Because, my little man who would rather spend 5 hours on video games was forced to go outside and enjoy today's weather. He kept track of the hours... When he came home from his adventures and stepped in the door he took a big inhale and a huge smile broke across his face. The spaghetti sauce was simmering away and there was an Apple Cake in the oven (will be posted later). This is what makes home, home. I hope this is one of the many happy memories my kids recall when they think back on their childhood.