Since we got Mason and Miss Julia their swing set for Christmas in 2010 pushing them has been my job. Usually the first words out of their mouths when I get home is “will you push us on the swings daddy?” They have spent countless hours going back and forth while I stood behind and watched them glide through the air. It is fun to listen to them chat and asked to be pushed higher.
I dropped the little people off at school and on my way to the car noticed the names of Mason’s classmates on the sidewalk. Before jumping into my car I stopped to search for little man’s name. Near the rose bushes and the fence I found is scratched out in pale blue chalk. In addition to his name were three shapes, a square, circle, and triangle. It also looked like he tried to trace his hand and also draw his version of an Angry Bird. It was adorable, and I snapped a quick picture with my camera before heading off to work.
The garden is growing extremely well. The tomatoes plants are touching the dogwood tree, and are toppling the cages. Three of the four varieties have tomatoes with the line exception being the Old German.
The eggplant is flowering and has two small baby eggplants on it. The jalapeño and sweet peppers are doing well. The datil peppers are starting o flower too.
Once we use the last two heads of lettuce I think I’ll plant some herbs in the front two square feet. Something low and hear tolerant (maybe oregano).
Happy Mother’s Day! Unless past years where I waited until the last minute, panicked, and then tried to cobble together a decent present for Becky, I planned ahead. Keeping her from opening the various boxes that arrived at our house was tough, and by the end of the week my closet looked liked a UPS shipping office. The kids and I got her some very nice bubble bath, personalized stationary, and a massage from a spa up in Thomasville. We put all of the presents in a pretty bag and topped it off with a curly bow. She was thrilled and loved everything.