July 14, 2013

Summer Weekend and a First Birthday!

Posted in Family news/Updates, Gardening, Holidays at 8:24 pm by Mel

This past weekend it finally felt like summer.  Sure we’ve had the heat and sun and annoying fireworks, but between summer events and the fact that both Dave and I have been swamped with work, we finally got some down time and it was wonderful.

As a little recap, Ajax spent Wednesday night and Thursday at my folk’s house as my cousin and her four kids (visiting from FL) were out and they all went to the lake.  Ajax brought his fishing pole, but didn’t catch the bass as he’d predicted.   My dad brought the boat and took all the kids for short rides.  Ajax said he wanted to spend the whole day on the boat.  Ajax had so much fun playing with his cousins, they ran and swam all day long and then at 7 pm aunt Emily dropped an exhausted and hysterical Ajax off at our feet, lol.

On Saturday, we cleaned the house, did laundry, Dave cut the grass, and I went grocery shopping and some baking.   After cleaning Ajax always says, well that was our Spring Clean Up Day!   Ajax helped Dave outside and dug several impressive holes and Noomi did laps around the house.  She was so tired and fussy, but refused to nap.   She has also used a dozen new words this weekend like – pretty, waffle, light, cup, milk and bear.  She is also tacking on “look” while pointing (there, look there).

While I was out shopping I found a flat of petunias for $1.99, so on Sunday we spent our morning outside in the dirt planting some flowers in pots.  Ajax was a great help and Noomi loved playing in the dirt.  She did get a bit overzealous and ended up stripping several plants of their leaves and flowers though.  It was so hot that we set up the water table and both kids loved that.  Ajax washed out his JD Gator and was working pretty hard.

Ajax and I ended up running to Lowes for more dirt and there he tried out all the various tractors.  We also found a few more plants on clearance, so now we also have some house plants (I hope I can keep them alive as they are quite nice).   When we got home we did a bit more work outside.  Ajax tried to take Noomi for a ride in his Gator, but she couldn’t quite get the hang of holding on.  Noomi kept wanting to crawl through the dirt and wood chips and kept going after Ajax’s metal shovel, which she knew she couldn’t have.

On Friday, Noomi also turned ONE!!  I cannot believe our little girl is a year old.  I do not know where the time is going.  It seems like I was just pregnant.   She is such a caring and happy little girl.  She is still easy going and quick to smile.   She still isn’t walking, but every now and then you’ll catch her free standing.   We’re having her party next weekend on the 20th, so we did a lot of planning this weekend.  It should be a good time.  I bought her the cutest little dress for her birthday.

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Opening her first birthday present from Aunt Theresa and Uncle Tim!

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May 12, 2012

Gardening

Posted in Gardening at 7:57 pm by Mel

This summer I have decided to forgo the garden and this pains me.  Actually, this wasn’t really my decision but Dave convinced me that a garden this summer would be too difficult… I have to admit he’s right.  In lieu of a garden we headed to the fruit/flower market today.  We did lunch out and then headed to the market.  We let Ajax pick out the flowers, so we have quite a colorful selection.   Ajax also insisted on getting green flowers.  Green like John Deere tractors.   As we couldn’t find green flowers, Ajax settled on yellow marigolds, lol.

When we got home Dave cut the grass and Ajax and I got to work planting our flowers.  Ajax was so cute.  He got out all his tools, his dump truck, put on his gloves and was my little helper.   I gave Ajax three little pots and he chose which flowers to put in them and then helped me plant the rest into larger pots.   Ajax was very proud of the results.  We were having so much fun that I didn’t grab my camera while we were planting, but he was so good and cheerful while we worked.

Our yard looks so much bigger with that large tree gone (on the right).

Our potted plants.

Two of Ajax’s John Deere flowers, lol.

Third trimester baby! 30 weeks!

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