Malcolm

Bread Head

I think I’m going to turn into a loaf of bread. More specifically, sourdough bread. I baked my first loaf earlier this week and whoa. Life. Changing.

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Since that first loaf, I’ve baked one almost every single day. This morning, I was up before 4:00 am to make sure the loaf I prepped yesterday afternoon could get its second rise in and bake before we go to church.

I think I have a problem and I’m not mad about it 🙂

Toddler eating sourdough bread

I think it’s safe to say Sadie is diggin’ this new obsession of mine. I’m still going strong with baking challah a few times a week, too.

When I’m not kneading or feeding my starter, I’m researching hydration levels and tools and oven temperatures and flour varities. I’ve been flipping through this book on challah and this one on sourdough (<– affiliate links) and having a blast learning as much as I can.

Okay, other stuff besides bread.

Mom and toddler with Christmas tree

Jimmy and I took Sadie to our neighborhood’s outdoor Christmas celebration last night and had a great evening together. There was hot cocoa, ice carving, and Christmas lights. We feel so blessed to live exactly where we do.

Sadie was fascinated by the Christmas tree and we were simultaneously sad and glad we didn’t put up a tree this year. It’s adorable seeing her experience new things, but we don’t have room for a tree in our house, and she was already trying to grab the ornaments off the town’s tree, lol.

Black cat sitting on Bible

Malcolm continues to be, well, Malcolm. He decided that he needed to sit on my Bible while I tried to read it the other morning. I was thinking maybe he needs some demons driven out of him? 😉

He is our naughty little guy and is always, always up to something. He makes life fun and keeps us on our toes. We thought he would calm down after a year or two, but at three-years-old, he shows absolutely no signs of slowing down!

Toddler in cat door

Speaking of Malcolm, Sadie is very interested in his cat door. I’m telling’ ya, the best baby toys? They aren’t toys!

What are your recent obsessions? What’s your favorite type of bread?

The Three Musketeers

Just before Jimmy comes home from work I like to open up our front door so everyone can greet him when he walks up our sidewalk. When I hear his truck rumbling up the street I say “Dad’s home!” and Sadie, Malcolm, and Mavis all go to the front door to welcome him home.

Baby dog and cat waiting at door together

I think I’m going to start calling these little rascals the three musketeers. They are already so mischievous together! Sadie feeds Mavis from her high chair, I caught Malcolm and Sadie playing in the toilet together this week, and Sadie chases Mavis around the house with her baby doll stroller.

They’re quite the trio and always up to something! Jimmy and I just realized yesterday that we welcomed a new family member three years in a row when we thought about how Malcolm is three-years-old, Mavis is two, and Sadie is one. Eek!! They sure do make our lives fun 🙂