Listening to a 1 year old sing, is a bit like listening to a whale sing its ocean song. Its enchanting, emotive, and brings a soft smile to your lips.
A 20 month old might not sound like a baby to some, but he is my baby. While he is still learning words and and a lot of what comes out his mouth is still gabble, to listen to him singing is enchanting. I turn my head at a tilt just so I can hear it better, just as I would as if I was listening to the magnificent creatures of the deep.
The soft lilting singing, the intonations, the placid look on his face while he goes about his monkey business singing as he does. This makes me want to squeeze him harder. This makes me want to stroke his downey soft baby curls on his head. This makes me want to plant kisses on the back of his sweet soft neck. I don’t though. I stop myself and hold back those hands, hugs and kisses. Hoping to let nothing side track him and detract from his baby whale song.
Apple Plum cake
125 grams butter
2/3 cup raw sugar
2 tps vanilla
1/2 cup natural yoghurt
1 1/2 cups self raising flour
100 grams ground hazelnut
1 tps cinnamon
1 apple and 4 plums pre-cooked
Add butter, sugar, and vanilla. Mixing in the 3 eggs and natural yoghurt. Add all dry ingredients. To a springform pan (20cm) add half the mixture, then a add a layer of the cooked fruit mixture. On the outside of the pan add the remainder of the cake mixture, leaving a hole in the middle for the fruit. Add any remainding fruit mixture to the middle and cook for 45 mins at 180 C or until golden.
That’s a sweet story about the baby whale song. My youngest used to do that, and as she learned to speak it progressed with her own little conversations as she played. It was fascinating, relaxing and lovely all at the same time. Enjoy it while he’s doing it.
And what a yummy sounding cake, I like using up yoghurt (and fruit for that matter!) in baking. Will give this one a go ;o)
Its a really easy cake, that needs little effort and still pretty healthy. You could easily omit the sugar and replace it with honey.
That cake is gorgeous and I know I would eat the whole thing! And your story is so beautiful, and with a 19 month old in the house, I know exactly what you mean.
They are cute at this age aren’t they. Not always, but when they are cute they super cute!
‘I hear your laugh is like serenade” that’s what I was think when I was reading your post. Its from a Dixie Chicks song and it a beautiful lullaby. Just like your baby whale song. Thank you for sharing your sweet little story.
The cake is simple and is comfort food in a cake. yum. hugs.
I love that song, so its very sweet of you to compare my little story to the song.