November 16, 2012 @ 7:34 am | Filed under: ,

Our German studies made us laugh. Cleaned some more floors (I’m on a kick). Rose made scones. They were delicious.

It was chilly so the kids didn’t spend much time outside. But Scott and I walked through the park. It smells like lemon in the mornings.

I want to remember how beams of light shot from Rilla’s eyes when she happened upon Roxaboxen in a basket of books. Oh wait, that was the day before. She went into full scurry mode, assembling a pile for the day’s reading: Strega Nona and—wait, where’s Hist Whist? We finally found it and she had me read it through twice.

So yesterday of course we had to start with Strega Nona, since we’d run out of time for it the day before. Huck hadn’t heard it before, and Rilla only remembered that she liked it, not what it was about. I think one of the nicest things about having a big family is getting to experience things like a child’s first time hearing Strega Nona over and over. The overflowing pasta pot isn’t the only magical thing about that story.

After that: Aoki by Annelore Parot, which is one of those books with such scrumptious art you have to pore over it for a long time, and the oft-requested My Name Is Elizabeth. By then it was Huck’s naptime. After he crashed, Rilla and I snuck in our chapter of Tumtum and Nutmeg.

Those Redwall scones were really incredibly good. Just the right hint of sweetness. We’ve decided Rose should always make scones on Thursdays.

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  1. Jennifer says:

    I found Roxaboxen at the used bookshop last weekend! I love Barbara Cooney.

  2. Tabatha says:

    Those scones look perfect! Wow! I can see why you would want to make them a regular part of your week 🙂

  3. sarah says:

    Lol, when I saw this photo on Facebook yesterday, the first thought that came into my mind was, I wonder which of Lissa’s children made those scones? But then I smacked myself and said, maybe Lissa herself made them, and I maintained a polite silence. (Besides which, my child does all our baking and even insists on making her own dinner most of the time.)

  4. Melissa Wiley says:

    LOL, yes, when it comes to me & baking, I think you can safely trust your first instinct. 🙂

  5. Annette {This Simple Mom} says:

    I need to try out Tumtum and Nutmeg again. We tried a few years ago…but time to try all over again not that the oldest is 6 and loving chapter books (Little House in the Big Woods was just completed by her), and her brother enjoys a good adventure, too…it’s time!