Wednesday, March 24, 2010

My Little Man is 6 Months Old!

How can one NOT love this face?

I can't believe my precious bitty baby is already six months old. Time is flying by and he's growing up far too quickly.... especially since he is my LAST.

I love you my sweet, funny, oh so precious, baby son.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Glimmer of Sunshine

First bloom of the year was from my yellow iris that Naomi and I dug up last year from a couple's yard (after Naomi went and knocked on their door and asked for permission, of course). It was a beautiful glimmer of sunshine in my day.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Soon to be crawlin

It won't be long now until my little guy is crawling...or at least we think he's gonna crawl. The way he's been warming up for things, he may crab walk instead.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

From Drab to FAB!

Wild hair strikes again! Of course, it hit so fast that I didn't think to take good "before" pix but was able to drag together some to at least give you a glimpse of where I started.

Decided to refinish a plant stand and garden bench that both were beyond even what would be considered "shabby chic". After much sanding, painting, staining and sealing I'm SO thrilled with the end results!

Garden Bench BEFORE


Wood on the plant stand & the color/condition of the metal on the plant stand BEFORE


Both "renewed" items are now at home in their new place in front of our veggie garden.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Pretzels & Brownies...Yummy

Craving a vehicle by which to eat mustard, I decided to try and make some pretzels today. They aren't as good as the ones I like buy but they were pretty darn yummy. Yes, I wrote "were". They didn't last that long. YUM-MY! That was our something salty treat. For our something sweet, I whipped up a from scratch batch of the 5 Star Brownies that the family loves so much. The kitchen now looks like a bomb went off. I'll be cleaning forever, but what yummy treats for the family to enjoy!

Rest While YOU Work

What a beautiful day Saturday turned out to be. Just to think that three days ago the kids were building a snowman! Love that Texas weather.

Early morning, after getting the baby fed, I headed outside to clean the pond filter (ALMOST took a fall into the pond...THAT would have been COLD!!), finish sifting the dirt for the garden (just need to add the amendments now), and dig post holes for the wooden fence that we are going to put around the garden (the one we took down from around the pond garden area). Holy cow that digging post holes kills the hands and arms. ug. Anyway, I digress...

Ryan wanted to "help" me in prepping the garden and, turning down the hard labor part of the prep, he decided that he'd measure the holes I dug to make sure we got them as deep as they needed to be. Apparently, even THAT proved to be hard work.
Next thing I know, Ryan is telling me, "Mommy, I'm just gonna rest and watch you work." Gee, thanks for that.

Soon his sister joined him. It was such a warm and sunny day, had I been able to magically get those post holes to dig themselves, I'd had laid down and joined the kiddos for a rest in the sun...and to think that three days ago they were building snowmen!