Tuesday, April 28, 2009

In the last 2 weeks we have made it through a move to our new flat and the Chicken Pox. I'm so glad that both are finished. Soren had Chicken Pox in his mouth and one in the middle of his tongue! When he first got them it wasn't bad at all and we thought it was going to be easy. . .little did we know they come in batches and more kept coming.  Two or three of the days were rough (especially at night).  Oatmeal baths were a real help with the itching and by the end of the week we had cabin fever and were dying to get out of the house.

The windows in my kitchen makes me happy. A few days ago I made a vegan Coconut Lemon Cake that my sister Charla recommended. It's amazing. I think it's my new favorite cake and I'm anxious to make it again.  I can hear the birds churping outside my window right now and although it's grey again I can't help but feel peaceful with all the green leaves layering the trees. The birds are probably building their nests that we usually only get to see in the winter when all the leaves are gone.  Nest spotting is one Soren's favorite pasttimes.   Strawberries are abundant in town again too.  Two days ago Soren was convinced that we needed to make strawberry muffins.  I've never done that and I just prefer fresh strawberries but with some serious persuading on Soren's behalf we made strawberry bannana muffins (I used a chocolate bannana muffin recipe and substituted the chocolate with strawberries).   They were actually quite nice.

Dahlia having a zen moment

The modern day hand cart--Soren's got it rough

The front of our new flat

Soren under the weather a few weeks ago--my beautiful boy.

The Coconut Lemon Cake

Me and my Honey


Stephanie said...

thanks for the update. i am glad that soren is doing better. that was so sad. i love all the picutres. i love that you have a new flat too, that is exciting for you.


Poor little Soren, I hate it when kids get sick. Dahlia is gorgeous!Your pictures are wonderful. Such a sweet family you have. :)

charles said...

I love this post. We were missing you terribly when you didn't have internet.

Soren and Dahlia are so gorgeous. I'm excited to see your new flat!

Sarra Eaton said...

K, I am all over the Bon Jovi- I gave my friend a book I found called "You Give Love A Bad Name" it was a while ago but i think it was a book of the worst love song lyrics of all time.
I hope you guys enjoy your new location- sounds like you will.
In the 4th picture down, Soren looks EXACTLY like you! That is so crazy. He is darling cute- its so sad when kids get sick but I kind of secretly like it b/c they are so snuggly and humble :0)

Bridget said...

I love your new flat and it does have a great view and great light!

Elizabeth said...

I love all the pictures. Glad Soren is feeling better.

charles said...

Also, I'm really glad you like the cake!

Meaghan said...

That cake sounds wonderful! I made vegan cupcakes for the first time a couple of weeks ago and now I'm looking all over for more vegan baking recipes.

I'm glad Soren's feeling better. You have the sweetest kids! I love seeing pictures of them.

(Tell Jason his beard is really impressive!)

Claire said...

Cammie - thought I'd swing by.. Sorry to hear about all the chicken pox! Hope everyone's doing well..

Your pictures are beautiful..

sarah said...

you guys are the cutest couple.