On Monday, J and I headed to Lowe’s and picked up mums before our morning walk. Then we spent the rest of the overcast morning trimming back the front hedges and planting our new flowers. J happily picked up leaf stack after leaf stack, systematically tossing them in the bin. He chatted away about being a cowboy, a “bat guy” (batman), and sang “itsy bitsy spider” over and over. Even though two and a half can have it’s pretty tough moments, a morning like Monday reminded me of all the wonderful things there are about it.