Huge, soft, golden deliciousness. Never again will I be baking 4 buttermilk loaves at once. However, in about 5 days I'll hopefully be baking my first sourdough loaf and then may not be making buttermilk as often anyway. We'll just have to wait and see.
Yesterday was cool and rainy (AGAIN) and the girls and I took a late afternoon walk. It was a little cool though--Greta's little hands were frozen by the time we got home, even though I thought she was bundled enough.
Taking walks with the girls has gotten a little difficult. Nobody wants to ride--they both want to walk themselves. But when they are "walking", little distance is actually covered. They spend almost all their time picking flowers, weeds and grass to pile up in a little spot for the squirrels. And then Greta likes to climb every set of stairs we see, which is a lot when you're walking through a neighborhood that's on a hill.
Another little Tuesday tradition we've brought back is our Tuesday Date Night that came about when Martin and I were dating. When he was working for the State, we didn't always see each other as much as we would've liked, so we made Tuesday Date Night to ensure that at least once a week we had a date together, no matter what. And if we ended up seeing other every day, great! But we always kept Tuesday as our evening together. Our new Tuesday Date Nights are family dates, which is fun, and they are always to Starbucks because on Tuesdays at Starbucks you can pick up a little card with a code on it and get a free iTunes song! Music is "Aah!" in Anja language (along with trucks, lawnmowers, hairdryers and anything else that makes noise), so whenever we go now, she goes up to the counter and says "Aah! Aah! Aah!" very urgently and nobody there knows what she's talking about and probably thinks she's crazy. But anyway, it's a fun way to get a date once a week and a free song to build up our music library. And yesterday Martin got the girls each a chocolate cookie. Greta was not at all excited.
And Anja got a little hot chocolate, which is really cute because of the baby-sized cups.
And now I'm going to tell all of you blog readers that you should join in on the Self Portrait Wednesday tradition so I don't feel like such a narcissist. Happy Wednesday!