odin made his mom a card. he knows her pretty well. the squirrels chewed through hammock last year so he was thinking she’d like a new one. he was right.
as some might recall frida occasionally comes home from doggie day care with gifts and cards. today it was a mother’s day card. it took me a minute to figure out what was on the front of the card.
it’s amazing how much effort the staff puts into the gifts. i have to wonder if they write the same thing on all the cards.
odin made his mother a nice card for mother’s day and he also knows that one of her very favorite things to have for breakfast is swedish pancakes ( sometimes known as nordic pancakes ) which are more like crepes than your traditional north american pancake.
odin created a handy mnemonic device to remember the recipe. 321 EMF! that’s 3 eggs, 2 cups of milk and 1 cup of flour. mix together and add a pinch of sugar and salt and you’re ready to go.
pour a thin layer of batter on a preheated skillet and cook for a few minutes ( until flippable ), turn and cook for a few more until golden brown. roll-up each pancake and serve with fruit and maple syrup.
super easy and super delicious!
seven years ago for mother’s day i planted a peach tree and it gave us many stories, including balloon peach decoys, The Great Peach Harvest, The Transformative Power of A Real Peach ( and a little heavy whipping cream ) and peaches and cream ice cream.
but alas, the brutal winter seems to have taken a toll on the peach tree and save for a few leaves on one branch, the tree appears to be dead.
such a big, big, big drag. i was really looking forward to some peaches and and heavy whipping cream ;-(
odin made his mother very sweet card.
he’s still enjoying the heart pop-up card he made for valentine’s day cards so he went with that style for mother’s day.
i love the inscription he came up with all on his own.
happy mother’s day!
odin was up very early putting his new finger knitting skills to good use as he wanted to make his mother a Very Special Bracelet before she woke up. he’s getting so good with the required eye hand coordination that i have to ask him to slow down to take a good picture.
he can crank out a nice 4 string bracelet or bookmark or whatnot in very short order while i still struggle with the basic concept of how to finger knit.
the finished product! he thought it would be a nice touch to take the picture with it shaped like a heart. i like his thinking. i’m sure his mother will love it.
now, let’s see, if i can get him to work 12 hours a day making bracelets and bookmarks…
then it’s time to wrap up a super secret gift we both got for her that she’s been wanting for A Really Long Time. odin thought it would be fun to wrap and color the entire box to make it super special.
i love, love, love that he whistles while he works. and a kind-of lonesome cowboy tune to boot that i can’t remember the name of at the moment.
aaaaaand done! just moments before mama comes downstairs to what will hopefully be a big surprise 🙂