Not much cooking or baking this weekend as one of my kids woke up on Saturday morning with croup (sounded like a seal barking) and her sibling also showed similar signs of stridor (squealing sound and difficulty breathing) the following day. Their pediatrician confirmed that this is the season and most kids will have it for 3-5 days.
But on a lighter note, I want to share with you this picture captured early Sunday at daybreak. The air balloon seemed to floating effortlessly by. The dawn air smelled of pine trees and the northern breeze was chilly, but it felt good to be outside listening to the birds chirping and the winding dancing in and around the trees. I felt recharged in my 10 minutes of solitude before running back into the house for warmth in the form of a cuppa hot chocolate. Later, the sun came out and warmed everything up by late morning. Winter is around the corner, but this was a great autumn day. And I'm hopeful that my kids' immune system will be stronger after this episode.