Monday, September 26, 2011

All Thumbs

My mom is a great gardener.

I am not.

Every time my mom visits, she brings me a plant. Which is almost always dead the next time she visits. Did I forget to water it? Water it too much? Not enough sun? Too much sun? Who knows? I definitely do not have the magic touch when it comes to plants. My mom always takes the pathetic specimens back home and usually manages to revive them. It's amazing!

So, plants and I have a questionable history. But now that we finally have our own house, I'm hoping to improve. I've managed to keep the hanging plants that the previous owners left behind alive for these last few weeks, although that probably says more about the hardiness of those plants than it does about any improvement in my gardening skills. But, ever hopeful that I will get the knack for gardening, my mom came over this weekend and brought along some chrysanthemums and bulbs to plant in our new front yard. After digging a couple of holes, O lost interest pretty quickly, but C was quite into the whole project and kept announcing "I Love Gardening!!"  Hopefully he'll get the green thumb that seems to have skipped my generation! For now, I'm really enjoying the new additions to our front walk. Hopefully they'll still be alive next week!

And we all can't wait to see if any of those crocuses, tulips, and daffodils come up in the spring! If one afternoon of planting really leads to a spring full of blooms, I might be able to get into this gardening thing. As long as I have C to help me!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

47 Tall

O: "Mom, I can't wait to be 47!"

Me: "Why do you want to be 47?"

O: "Because I want to be tall!"

Me: "But you'll be tall before you're 47. "

O: "Yeah, but 47 is a lot of tall. I want to be 47 tall."

Me: "OK."

O: "Wait, how old are you Mom?"

Me: "34. Why?"

O: "Wow! 34 and you are already tall. Mom, you're going to be really tall when you are 47!"

Monday, September 19, 2011

Jumping back in...

I feel like I keep posting "Wow, I haven't posted in a long time" posts. And that's pretty boring. So I kept waiting for something super interesting to write about, but that's just too overwhelming! So I'll just jump back in.

We've had a busy summer. We bought our first house, which I am loving more and more each day, despite the lack of furniture and lingering boxes. C started first grade in his new school and so far he seems to like it very much--a huge relief for me! O is in preK and is looking forward to staying for lunch one day a week. And Baby A, now 8 months, is an excellent sitter, a decidedly NOT excellent sleeper, and the proud owner of 3.5 teeth. I keep hoping when that other half comes in, he'll start sleeping better again. Wishful thinking, I am sure.

Anyway, hopefully I'll write more often now that we are getting settled into our fall routine. We'll see how it goes. Time just seems to disappear around here! Maybe it's because I spend too much time staring out the kitchen window...

Did I mention that I love it here! :-)