First, I'll capture your attention with the smoke rising from my BBQ to meet this amazingly blue sky!
Then we can look at my kids' great art (I'm their Mama, but still..."). They made me birthday cards:
The girl with the orange hair is Gregorie's drawing. She is three. The close up does not do it justice (the photo is blurry). It's a great drawing. She also did the top picture. She wrote her name, "CAEFIeO". Well, she's three. Alex did the girl with the yellow hair (love the eyelashes!) and the second from the bottom. She also wrote her name. And mine. Well, she's left-handed. I love the cakes with the glowing candles they both made me!
I think they are wonderful and creative artists! They can also be great helpers! Here is Alex helping with the dishes last night (the gratin pan, to be precise!):
I wanted to share this with my fellow coffee lovers. It looked so beautiful when I photographed it -- maybe I was just high on the smell! Freshly roasted and ground coffee being brewed in a muslin sock:
Fresh basil smells good too!
And a parting shot of girls playing, well, dressin, dollies: