Thursday, August 4, 2011

The Lazy Days of Summer

We squeezed one last play date in with the Miller girls. Cooper and Mackenzie really hit it off and enjoyed lots of fun play.

Cooper is a full-fledged bike rider. He whizzed by us countless times with a huge smile plastered on his face.

The Wanner kids stopped by while the boys were riding their bikes. The kids had a ball running, riding, and chasing each other.

This afternoon, I used my newly acquired fresh peaches (purchased at yesterday's orchard stop) to whip up a peach cobbler. I selected a particularly decadent Paula Deen recipe that was pure Paula (practically 1 stick of butter per peach). Per the recipe, I placed my naked peaches in a buttered 9 x 13 pan. Then, I lathered on sugar, cinnamon and a syrupy substance over the top until the peaches lay completely drenched and covered in caloric sinfulness. As the mixture baked, the aroma of summer filled the house, and I thought how wonderful it is to have the time to bake.

Lately, my mommy friends and I have discussed our feelings about summer coming to a close. A commonly held opinion: we'll miss the more leisurely summer schedule. This summer, I've relished in mornings where we can sit around in our jammies and evenings where dinner isn't retrieved from a box in the freezer. And, making a homemade dessert for a regular old family dinner, how divine.

After dinner, I devoured a heaping of peach cobbler, taking the time to savor the sweetness.

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