Monday, April 11, 2011

Milestones & Gardening - Weekend Recap

Who knew changing out a car seat would leave me feeling a whole mess of emotions.  Kiddo is 3 weeks shy of being the BIG 0-1 and I know the rule of thumb is to wait until they are are a year old, but the kid is getting so long his feet are smashed up against the back seat.  Call me a rebel, I made an executive decision...it's time to change out the car seat.  At first, I was pretty excited about it. It was something new and like most things in my life, I like to change things up pretty often (remember how many cell phones I've been through?).  Then, as we were removing the infant car seat, I realized I no longer have a baby.  I have a toddler now.  I remember when we brought him home from the hospital the nurse had to put all these rolled up receiving blankets around his head to keep him in place...now his head reaches the top and his feet are hanging off the end. 

I think I'm ready for the toddler years though...well, I don't have a choice, so I will brace myself for the terrible two's, potty training, tantrums, and all other things that fall under raising him to be a decent human being


Over the weekend, we also finished up our garden.  Anytime we have a gardening question, we call up the the green thumbs of the family - the grandparents. We should really start appreciating all the grandparents of the world people.  We've become so dependent on how easily accessible everything is, we might be missing out on how to do the basics in life - gardening, cooking, home repair...even things like quilting.

 Sorry, back to gardening...they said it was time to plant the tomatoes, peppers, and okra. With Christian's help, we were able to pick out the right plants and seed packets.  Honestly, he loves eating paper.  I have to keep our mail out of reach otherwise I will catch him in a corner having a paper buffet.  At first, he just loved to rip it up...then he realized, "Hey, this stuff doesn't taste half bad."  For like a week, I was digging out wads of paper from his cheek before bedtime. 


Our garlic, rosemary, and thyme have already sprouted!


We even bought cantaloupe seeds.  One year, we accidentally grew cantaloupe by throwing some cantaloupe meat into the garden for fertilizer.  By the end of the summer I noticed this small melon growing under some other plants.


1 comment:

Desperate Housemommy said...

Your garden pics make me drool. I'm just waiting for a seven-day streak of +40 temps 'round these parts. *sigh*

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