Sunday, July 8, 2012

What to do?

PJ got a last minute invite to go to the All Star legends game tonight and he jumped on it! I don't blame him :) So that left me with what to do with our evening.... We decided to paint!
It all started when Brody pulled out my red nail polish and asked if he could paint his toenails. Instead I got out an old set of Crayola watercolors and we got busy!

This masterpiece is drying on our table. I am thinking about framing it as Bubs 1st painting!
An easel might be in our near future! A possible birthday present for "da boy", I am thinking it would be a great fit!

Friday, July 6, 2012


So this will sound weird to most people but when I was not pregnant and would go for my yearly visit to the woman doctor, the smell of the hand soap would always take me back to my pregnancy. It was the usual sanitary hospital soap. Something about that sterile smell took me back to the days when Brody was in my tummy.... and I yearned to feel that movement, that purpose, that love that a momma to be cannot put into words. I can not believe 2.5 years have gone by so fast and that we are doing this again, I can not believe it in a good way! Just to clear that up :) As Brody & I were goofing around after his bath this evening I was kissing his little toes and took a deep breath in and lingered in that all too familiar smell of bubble bath and tear free shampoo. I am so lucky to get to experience being a mother, some days I take that for granted but today is not one of them

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Garden Update

It has been wickedly hot with no rain here. Not so good for the garden. Luckily three fourths of my garden area is mulched so retains water fairly well. I am still having to water every other day though to keep things from wilting. Here are some photos from my garden
This is the only pepper I have at the moment.... I had a large crop growing and in one swoop they were all gone :( Not sure if it was a rabbit, mice, or my dog, but whatever it was I was so disappointed.
Baby watermelon plants. These guys are doing great and loving the heat! I am hoping I can keep them watered enough to have a great harvest this year.
My gardening partner. Scarlet is the only one brave enough to put up the heat with me outside while I water, weed and harvest.
A small harvest of pickling cucumbers, which my gardening partner got into only moments later for a little snack... little turd
Cherry tomato plant, 1 of 3 which I hope keep producing delicious fruit. I am finding little green tomatoes all over the ground so am worried little critters are getting to them.
Baby cantaloupe, same story as watermelon, looking great now just need to keep them watered!
Beefmaster tomato, hopefully these bad boys will start ripening soon.

My newest garden terrace which includes, watermelon, cantaloupe, cucumbers and small herb garden.
Tomato jungle. There were volunteer tomatoes in a new area of the garden so they must have come from the compost. For now they are oblong green tomatoes, maybe Juliette's?
Now its off to water this said garden:) Happy early Independence Day!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Wonderful Weekends

I just cannot get enough of these wonderful summer weekends! Get together with the girls, late morning swim at the pool, evenings spent together playing. Its been a good weekend.

Summer lovin!