Five Favorites from the Weekend

by cecimadden

Too much goodness this weekend.  Don’t you just love a weekend that’s full and good?  A few favorites…

Favorite sight:
Rachel discovering the Chinese checkers.  I used to love playing this game as a kid.  I would even play myself sometimes (nerd that I was.)

Favorite sound:
Pandora Radio and clinking ice cubes as Jim and I enjoyed a night cap on Saturday.  It was enough to make us dream of future concert-going plans.

Favorite smell:
Chicken and barley soup, simmering low and slow.  So fragrant and comforting, and perfect to get us through the week.

Favorite taste:
Honestly? The Ben and Jerry’s Boston Cream Pie Ice Cream that I bought on a whim.  I don’t know how they did it, but that pastry cream swirl is unbelievable.

(Another favorite taste: the steel cut oats on Sunday morning.  They take forever, but it’s so worth the wait.)

Favorite touch:
Holding Rachel’s glove with my glove, as we walked around in the sunny cold.  I can’t think of anything cuter than her little hands in those purple gloves.  I remind myself that a time will come when she won’t need to hold my hand in public, and a time when she certainly won’t want to.   When she reaches out and says, Mommy hold?, I treasure the moment, reach my hand out to hers, and silently thank her for not making me ask first.

What are some of your favorites from the weekend?