Sunday, March 16, 2014

Seedy Behavior

The days are getting warmer and growing season is here at last; indoor that is. 
Darling and I picked up some seeds and soil today and as soon as we were home I took everything to the basement and got down and dirty.

After making toilet paper rolls into little potters I planted each seed and labeled them for later. Then I moved everything to containers and bases for water control. 

For now everything is being grown inside until the weather warms up a bit more and until the little seedlings sprout. The large pot in the container that looks like it has a sideways stick in it is really a transplanted blackberry sprout! This is my first time growing anything other than veggies and herbs so I'm pretty excited about it. I'll have to transplant it again into a much larger pot once it is bigger but I can keep it in a pot because it is a thorn-less variety so it can grow as a bush with no problems of stabbing me! 


All the herbs are in the other pots to the right. Here is another shot of the veggies. 

It looks like a lot but I am growing three of each so I can later thread out the weaker ones and pick only one or two of each. Also, a bit of them are greens which don't take up nearly as much room as the rest. I just pray I have enough room in the back with pots, our postage stamp yard, and front yard so that everything grows well. 


Here is a list of what we are growing this year:

lettuce
collards
spinach
tomato
cucumber
zucchini
sweet peppers
pepperoncinis
winter squash
green beans
cabbage
blackberries
parsley
oregano
thyme
cilantro
basil
lavender
chives
rosemary

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Birthday Button

This past weekend I got to celebrate the one year mark since the birth of my darling Button with some of the most amazing people I know. Though I didn't get a lot of photos, I feel like it was good for me to step away for a while and enjoy just taking in the moments and memories of my sweet little man with the ones we love.
Button had a chocolate and vanilla cupcake and man was he into it. I guess that’s what happens when you've only had sugar two other times in your entire life! Ha. 
After a tasty lunch and cupcakes we all sat around a little before Button got down to opening presence. Baboo (my father) learned that Button's new trick "the gorilla" and then everyone had to join in! 

We set up a little photo booth and though it didn't get used a whole lot, the people who did get some photos done sure seemed to have fun :).


All in all I'd say this party was a success. I feel, in a way, that it marks an end and beginning to a new chapter in our lives. Not just because my darling son is now a toddling toddler (holy cow he really is!) but also because the is the first and only year were we will be parents to just one little munchkin and the first year I get to hear my son actually talk to me. There is just so much maybe’s , could happens and dreams we have for this year and though I know not all will happen I am so full of joy to see what our future will bring and become. 

Friday, March 7, 2014

One

My darling Button is one! Yesterday was Buttons first birthday, the day I went from having a darling little baby to a toddler... a toddler! :O how did this happen?! I remember his birth story oh so well and yet it seems like he has been a part of my life since forever.

 I can hardly remember, even now, what it was like without my sweet happy boy. What did I do with all that extra time before?! 
My days are now full of chasing little pitter patter-y  feet around, lot of little giggles, smiles, many many messes and diapers, and the occasional wide mouth "kisses" and you know what; I wouldn't tried it for nothing. Well... maybe a nice bath once in a while. Ha. 

The best part? This is just the beginning. I see Buttons strong willed and kind hearted personality more and more every time I look at him and it makes me so proud; nervous, but proud. I know God has so much planed for him our family. I thank God every day that he gave me the gift of knowing what it is like to love someone you have never met so unconditionally the way he has loved us even before our creation, to love the process and not just the outcome of a life and each day. We are so blessed. 

I anticipate so many adventures this coming year. So much growth and change as we take on the world of toddler-dom as well as raising two little ones instead of three but for now, I am so thankful we are where we are at this moment. It is tiring but oh so rewarding!