(sitch= short for situation.) We've got a lot of Children's books around here. There's the basket next to our bed, the basket next to Henrys bed, the books on the bookshelf, the books on the shelf in the closet. Usually at night when we are reading Henry stories, the books mysteriously seem to make their way onto the floor, rarely back to their home in the basket.
Last week I decided to put the book madness to an end. I made a little book....um..cozy, if you will, made from canvas that goes under Henry's bed pillows and hangs down on each side. There are 2 generous pockets for lots of books, big and small. The letters were iron-on's that were a cinch to make. I was thinking this idea could work if you were to make a longer version that could hang on a wall, with grommets or something on the top that had 3 or 4 pockets on it...something to think about. My main goal before this baby comes is to get Henry's room done. It's quite pathetic at this point and consists only of a bed and train table. Nothing on the walls, no paint, zip. And a quilt. He desperately needs me to make him a cool quilt (although there's been no complaints about the floral duvet he's been sleeping under up until this point.)
We went to my Aunt's house for Easter and had a wonderful time. Dare I say, it was even a bit hot. Henry and Evan stripped down to their diapers and shirts and played on the grass with the hose which seemed to help. Easter in Boston (Brookline to be exact) was always fun because Brookline is primarily Jewish and all the local markets would carry this wonderful food for Passover. Several years ago I found a simple recipe for crushed Matzoh that was covered with chocolate and I think there were nuts involved. Anyway, late Saturday night I decided to make them, but didn't feel like digging out the recipe and after not being able to find it after a 30 second Google search, I decided to go for something else. Upon searching, I found this recipe from David Lebovitz.
I had first come across David last year when I participated in "Sugar High Friday"which he was hosting and was so thrilled to find him again. He's incredibly talented and has lots of wonderful recipes. I started these at about 11 p.m. on Saturday night and they came together rather quickly and were so easy. You actually couldn't tell that there was even a matzo cracker on the bottom. It tasted just like toffee with chocolate. I sprinkled the chocolate with a little bit of kosher salt and then decided to sprinkle some toasted coconut on top. I should have been more prepared and had the coconut pre-toasted because by the time I thought of it, the chocolate had already started to harden so the coconut had a hard time sticking, but it was good anyway. Definitely going to make again- would be good for Christmas, too.
Chris finally has a day off today so he's taken Henry to the 'Mommy & Me" movie and I'm working on pincushions that I'll have in the shop tomorrow (similar to these or there's more pic's on this post if you scroll down) . So I know that no one will care about this like we do, but Chris finally has his first television credit! We saw it last week after Monday's show. Thank goodness for TiVo, those credits go by so fast we surely would have missed it if we couldn't pause it. Very exciting (although Chris totally down-plays it.) But there he was, along with all the others, Story Assistant: Chris Moore. And in case your wondering what that is, or maybe you just don't care, but his job mainly consists of being paired up with a producer, the two of them are paired up with a dancer/celebrity (which usually changes everyday) and they film/record the daily dance rehearsals. What a crack up, huh? He's getting to know everyone very well, and just has nothing but great things to say about them. So if your watching the show tonight or Tuesday, don't blink- or you might miss it!!