It's not that they look so much like our beach pebbles. I checked. For comparison, here's a pic I took on our walk after making them. When I uploaded the picture, I noticed there was a piece of white sea glass that I missed while I was there in person.
So when I was making these up, I remembered something funny Henri's mother once told me about him.
She told me that when he was about 5 years old
he used to pick up rocks from the ground
and put them in his mouth and try to eat them.
I'm pretty sure edible beach pebbles weren't around in 1957. I also made a batch of lentil soup for lunch and I had to laugh when I realized how well it went with my edible beach pebble theme for the day. I honestly didn't even give it a thought until I remembered his mother's story.
While I was inside working on my pebble-themed lunch, Henri was down in our backyard hard at work. I took a few pics of what caught my eye out there when I went out to check on him.
My hardworking man deserves a cupcake, don't you think?
For the record, no teeth were harmed in the telling of this story.