Monday, May 11, 2009

Mother's Day Treats

Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs... since the payment is pure love.  ~Mildred B. Vermont

Mother's Day truly delighted me this year.  

An early bunch of native flowers from the markets came home with us on Thursday.  A present from little Eee and my Generous Gentleman.  How I adore our native blossoms.  Just look at that beautiful protea.  It feels as soft and fluffy as it looks too.

This is the first year that my darling Ess really took it upon herself to make mother's day special.  She continued asking what we do on Mother's Day and what I wanted to do.  She had also hidden some school-prepared gifts in her room for days.  I was required to go on a gift hunt - luckily after I had consumed my self-prepared breakfast (me and grumbly tummies are a not a good combination).

After much discussion we finally decided to head out for a drive through the Barossa Valley as I have long wanted to do that during Autumn.  I am grateful my husband is here this year to drive me around - it was quite lonely last year:(  It was beautiful there with the dry brown hills starting to turn green and the grape vines bearing golden leaves, some almost a deep red - beautiful.

Not the greatest pic, but the only one to put an image to my words.

As we were preparing to leave, I raced from sorting out the car's contents to respond to my daughter's loud outburst of consternation.  

"Oh Mummy... it's a field of mushrooms!"  (I was right by her side by the time she expressed the word "mushrooms", so loud was her initial cry.)

She had seen a sight so beautiful and exquisite, so befitting of the tales we share.  You see the fairies have been visiting again.  This time they have built their houses, plain to see, right outside our backdoor.

Houses of white with a tinge of brown.  A delight to tiny eyes!

Of course we had to tip one over to see if there were fairies living inside.  Such excitement ensued as, you see, the yellow surrounding the eaves of the "mushroom house" are indication that a fairy has been resident there.

It seems the fairies did some baking as well as the day concluded with some beautiful fairy cakes which were transformed into pretty butterfly cakes.  Delightful!

Oh what a joy to bake with my girls and hear the silence of indulgent consumption.

But the greatest joy, the one that really touched my heart was hearing over and over..."I love you so so much Mummy!"


Mel Goodsell said...

It was so lovely to read about your special day Cee. Those butterfly cakes remind me of the ones that my Mum bakes sometimes. They look so delicious in the photo, as I'm sure they were in real life :)

Cee said...

Thankyou Mel (and yours as well!) They were absolutely delicious. Luckily we had enough to enjoy some again tonight.


Fröken Skicklig said...

Oh, I would have loved to eat butterfly cakes with you! And I am also waiting for the postman to bring your package with cupcakes in. I am happy I didn´t use cream but fabric for you ;-) Sunny greetings to two little girls and their Mummy!

Cee said...

There are just a few more butterfly cakes waiting Juliane, just for the right moment. Perhaps that will be the celebration when the postman arrives at our door as we are eagerly awaiting that time as you no doubt imagine. And you, of course, are most certainly welcome.

Crisp chilly greetings sent on a sparkling raindrop to you.

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