Time To Retire It and Simple Things

It makes me so happy to see Sadie enjoy books and reading. Lately, she will just sit on her own and look through some of her books while I do things around the house or yard. 

Toddler reading

I can’t turn my back too long because one of her books ended up in her water table the other day 😉

We went to the park again and it was just as glorious as last time

Toddler in swing at park

We’ve even settled into a little routine where we play and then we walk back to the car and sit on the curb for a snack and drink. Sitting side-by-side on the curb is so simple, but it’s definietly one of my favorite things lately. 

Toddler eating baby food pouch from Aldi

Another simple but fun thing has been just playing outside! I got out our sidewalk chalk and made circles and squares for us to hop from shape to shape and then drew lines in some and we put sticks and rocks and leaves in them. 

I think she had more fun with that than she does with her toys. I guess that’s the way it goes! I took a video and had to laugh at her saying “no, no, no” to Niva’s #2 in the yard. Sadie knows not to go near that, haha. 

Toddler playing with sidewalk chalk

I did some grilling while we were outside. I guess it’s time to retire your grill when you can see straight through to the ground when you open it and only a few of the burners work, huh?

Gas grill with rusted out bottom

Niva will be so sad not to lick up all the tasty drippings when we get a new grill someday. It worked well enough to make pork, though! 

Grilled pork strips

I made up a super fancy recipe. I cut pork chops into strips, marinated them in garlic, lemon juice, ginger, and spices, and grilled them for a few minutes on each side. Totally gourmet 😉

Do you have any appliances that should be retired?

What’s your favorite simple thing lately?



  1. She’s so precious! My favourite simple thing is sitting in bed working while my little on sits next to me playing or watching something on an iPad. It’s that extra time in bed and being able to still be productive while cuddling that just warms my heart 🙂 terrible sleep hygiene though!

  2. The pork chops actually sound super delicious! And impressive you managed to keep the coals in the grill, haha!

    Also, I LOVE watching kids get immersed in reading. So precious!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s