I love that line when Donkey invade Shreks house in the swamp for the first time.
Whenever I make a weekend breakfast of waffles, I deliver the line donkey style, I can't help it.
Steven has been away since Thursday and on Saturday morning the kids and I had waffles. For the first time ever, after a good 6 years of waffle making, I topped them with berries (a mix of fresh strawberries + frozen raspberries & blueberries) together with maple syrup + whipped cream and man did it ever just take them somewhere else. We often make waffles in preference to pancakes because the waffle maker requires much less attention than cooking pancakes in the frying pan.
My tried and true recipe makes 9 or 10 waffles , so we usually end up having to share on our second round...but that's fine...when I've made more 2 each has just been too many!
1 1/2 cups SR flour
1 1/2 Tbs sugar
1 1/2 cups buttermilk
125g butter, melted
Whisk wet ingredients into dry. Splodge a big dollop into the centre of the waffle maker, spread a bit, you don't need to go all the way to the edges and cook until done.
They are best served straight to the table as they come out of the waffle maker, they soften when left in the oven while you make the whole batch...that said noone actually complains ;)
Saturday we spent the entore day hanging out at home. Each of us kind of doing our own thing. I cleaned a bit, cooked, played, watched movies & even sewed a little bit. Just floating around the house with the kids was lovely.
Sunday morning the kids woke up late but for the most part were on the tired and grumpy side. I dropped Lil at a friends house and headed to the park with the other 3. Who would have thought going to the park would have been such a trial.
Charlotte and S weren't so happy with me because 'dad gets us hot chips when we go to the park' + Sebastian had his heart set on one of his friends coming with us for him to play with. He ended up staying in the car refusing to get out the whole time. He cried the whole way home, and for 3 laps of the block because I refused to actually go home unless he stopped crying. Why? He wanted to play at the park of course! We had similar tears over dinner becuse he wanted burritos not spaghetti. Eventually he ate and fell asleep fairly promptly.
Charlotte just plain didn't want to go to the park. She was grumpy because Lil wasn't there.
J was the only one keen on the idea. We did plenty of swinging, some sliding and a spot of see sawing. It seems that J has a bit of 'Lil style' going on. She insisted on the skirt. Ever since she spied it in the clothes I unpacked from the US earlier in the week she has wanted to wear it. The first time she put it on she twirled and twirled and twirled until she fell over. Too cute. Lil was completely responsible for the socks, such a Lil thing to do!
I was hoping that the park would tire her out so that she would actually go to sleep at a reasonable time. Unfortunately not, she finally gave in around 10...I'd started the bedtime routine for her around 6.30. Joy.
So that was out weekend. We are all really looking forward to having Steven home tonight. This is the first time he has travelled interstate for a mine rescue competition and he sounded pretty pleased with how the even went when I spoke to him before the dinner last night. I guess I'll find out when I talk to him this morning.
Hope that you had a lovely weekend. I love that spring is here!
I'm linking up with Sunny + Scout for Point + Shoot. Looking forward to checking out what others have been up to!