Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Tuesday, May 29, 2007
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
Sunday, May 13, 2007
Anyway, we had a nice day - we bought some new plants at the native plant nursery, and I'm anxious to get them into the ground, but it'll have to wait until tomorrow night because tonight is the season finale of SURVIVOR and I just can't miss it. Yes, I watch it - religiously. I think I've maybe missed one episode out of all 14 seasons. Crazy? Maybe - but I still think it's a great show!
Saturday, May 12, 2007
Tomorrow's Mother's Day - we're going to church, then out to breakfast at the newly refurbished Hen House Restaurant, then going to visit Elkridge Nature Works - a native plant nursery near us. A full day for the little guys - we'll come home after that for naps - and Mark has to cut the grass! I've been cutting grass lately - but it doesn't seem right for me to cut it on Mother's Day - no, I'll just slave in the kitchen for half the afternoon.....
Happy Mother's Day to all you moms out there!
Thursday, May 10, 2007
Mark and I have discovered the joys of gardening while the kids are asleep. Since we're getting more daylight in the evenings now, we work in the gardens until dark, and then we turn on the floodlights and continue. Most nights the last few weeks, we've been working until 10pm, trying to get this place looking a little presentable.
Last night we put in our vegetables - we have a terraced vegetable garden right next to the house, outside the kitchen. Great location for a veggie garden - and we love to eat what we grow. This year we kept it manageable - zucchini, tomatoes and a few varieties of peppers. And herbs! We have rosemary, sage, chives, dill, lavender, oregano and lemon thyme.
And a few nights ago, we finished up in our flower garden, which we're turning into a bird and butterfly paradise! We want to throw some terraces into that garden maybe as early as this fall, so we didn't overdo it with new plantings this season. But we have tulips, irises, columbine, dahlia, peony, celosia and dianthus thus far. The perennials and the bulbs are in the permanent part of the garden, and the annuals are in the sections that are going to get ripped when the growing season is over.
We never knew how relaxing it could be to garden after the kids are asleep. Why we never considered it as an option before is a mystery to us, but now we find ourselves looking forward to it - a chance for us to connect as adults, break down the day, enjoy some cold beers, and share our thoughts - whatever they may be - without any interruptions (well, except for the occasional break to go hunt for the dog who takes off after wildlife when our heads are turned.)
Friday, May 4, 2007
So, officially, Jonathan had his first dentist appointment today! He was fairly eager to get up in the chair, much to our surprise. But we were all in the room together, and he watched Dr. LaParle check my teeth, and then the doctor suggested he climb up on me, and just lay on my chest while he looked at Jonathan's mouth. Jonathan climbed right up and did great!! He actually has an extra tooth up front, but the doc wasn't too concerned - he said IF it was permanent, we could just leave it alone unless it gave him trouble. Said it was a genetic problem - must be from Mark's side of the family ;-)
Oh, and yeah, me and Mark were clean - no problems this time!! We left the dentist, went out to lunch at the Baltimore Street Grill and then hit the downtown flower show that's running all weekend. We're starting to plan our gardens for the summer - flowers and veggies, so we were looking for ideas.
Tuesday, May 1, 2007
Jonathan continues to amaze us every day. Today I went to Staples because Mark needed a headset for his work phone. So I piled the kids in the car and told them where we were headed. Jonathan immediately remembered (from 5 MONTHS ago) that Staples is where he gets boxes of Crayons (we were there shortly before Christmas and I had bought him a new box then). So as I'm pulling into the parking lot, he starts talking about Crayons, and then tells me to "go down #5". I'm like - WHAT? The whole time I'm unbuckling car seats, locking the car, getting them settled into a cart, etc..., he continues with "go down #5, Mommy." Then I realized why. Sure enough, the Crayons were in Aisle 5. Is this kid crazy or what? Maybe I should start asking HIM where stuff is in the grocery store when I can't find it!