Just doing a little housework…
Taking a break….
I really think I’m going to turn this in to a weekly post, but I can never guarantee my ability to stick with the idea!
Look I have herbs! They are sprouting!
I’m not sure what’s going on with the middle pot. I prefer to think the seeds are late bloomers.
And our tomato plant has flowers! According to our Clifford book on all sorts of important things…flowers equal tomatoes (and yes I’m referring to Clifford the big red dog. Please don’t run out to find the author of a gardening book with the last name Clifford. Although there may be one, I can’t guarantee their information).
However our cabbage has left a bit to be desired…
The leaves seem to be saying “I’m exhausted from trying to survive here. I give up.”
Oh and my basil….
Can you see it? It was mistaken for a stick. Time to throw in the towel and buy a new basil plant.
Except for the unbelievably high amount of pollen in the air right now (a jump from 1000 to 3000 count in two days, yikes!) this week we officially skipped spring and headed straight for summer. It was so hot this weekend that A could only be outside for a few minutes during the day. We went out at dusk on Friday to let him play with sidewalk chalk for the first time. He was so excited to be able to draw on the driveway!
On Saturday we had a wedding shower to go to for our sweet friends Carly and BJ. A stayed with his Granna and Papa during the shower and that night we took him over to Carly and BJ’s house for dinner. Carly and BJ have two cats and two larger dogs (a German Shepard and a Border Collie). A LOVED all of their animals, he had the best time trying to find the cats and throwing the tennis ball for the dogs. I wish I had remembered to bring my camera to take some pictures!
On Sunday, A was still sniffly and coughing so we stayed at home and got some things done around the house while A rested. He decided he wanted to help me wash cars so we let him come outside (in his jammies no less!) and wash cars for a few minutes. He loved scrubbing the bugs (or as he says…”ewww bugs!” while laughing hysterically) off the front of the car.
I love this next picture. Doesn’t it look like the car is talking to him?
Just grabbing another washcloth….
By Sunday night A was running a fever and was a very upset baby. After a trip to the doctor we are now treating a double ear infection and sinus infection. It doesn’t seem to be slowing him down too much, but hopefully he will be on the mend soon!
A month and a half ago a cold day turned into a finger painting project. I occasionally take the art projects of our mini cupcake and turn them into part of the decor of his room and bathroom. For this particular project I had a spot above his towel rack in the bathroom in mind for the completed canvas. So after a morning of painting back in March this…
It matches the safari theme of his bathroom that I started and have added to since he was first born. This was a wide edged canvas, which I really like for two reasons; one I painted the sides, so it ties into the painting and the room, and two because it’s easy to hang!
If you haven’t tried canvas when finger painting I highly suggest it if you are interested in hanging the art work of your own little cupcake. It stands up really well to the paint (i.e. it doesn’t wrinkle and dries well) and makes it easy to create a piece of art for your own home!
During Mother’s Day last year our sweet baby boy was dedicated at our church. He slept through the whole thing, but it was a moment that we will never forget. It’s amazing to me that in about a year our baby boy has gone from this…
As I was doing my daily blog catch-up after I finished lesson plans (haha), I was excited to see that Natalie from Natalie’s Sentiments is doing her Mother’s Day giveaway. And it includes a giveaway from the cupcake tree, a shop on Etsy. You really can’t get away from cupcakes can you? Or maybe just I can’t!
In addition to all of the other products Natalie is giving away copies of Rebecca Wells’ new book. Rebecca Wells wrote Little Altars Everywhere and The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood. I happen to have some insider knowledge (wink, wink 🙂 ) on the family that Wells bases her books upon, so I always find them interesting reads. Go check out Natalie’s blog to see all the other products!
During the week while I am fixing dinner, our little cupcake spends a good amount of time sitting at the window waiting for Daddy to arrive home. I decided to fix him a little window seat out of sweater boxes. He loves it so much that he likes to sit and wait to see if Daddy is coming home earlier in the day (like 10:00 this morning). He’s going to have a while to wait!
I forgot to post earlier how much I love this pose. It’s amazing how much children mimic your actions, and this is definitely a product of that!
And introducing…the Bailey Dog!
Do you think Daddy’s home yet?