Monday, May 17, 2010

In the garden

Things have been blooming and life has been fun in my garden lately...everyday I have new things blooming. I can't wait to see it grow as the summer progresses.
Here is a picture of the yard when we first moved in...I just could not believe that they had left it so empty:

Last summer/fall Matt and I did a little work and started putting in a few plants:

Now it is overflowing with flowers (I am kind of a random planter and just put in anything that I think looks pretty)

The side of the house is a really wasted space, that gets full sun. So I decided it would be the perfect place to start a container vegetable garden. So far things are coming along nicely and I am enjoying not thinking of that area as wasted anymore.


The side of the backyard closest to my windows has always been difficult. When we fist move in it was covered in vines. It is almost 100% shade, it floods in the winter and dries out completely in the summer. While Lynda was here this Janurary and February, we cleaned it up, made some beds and planted some shade bulbs. I also, invited my moms group over and we made some stepping stones for a path through it. I have slowly been adding to it and with the warmer weather, things have even started blooming.
when we first moved in and until just recently this is what it looked like:

Some pictures of us making the stepping stones:

The finished products:

As it grows in:

And some pretty blooms that are now in that area of the yard:

The front yard has been coming into its own as well.

This is the front circle:

And this is the side yard that I covered in wildflower seeds...


its so neat to see new things appear!
And this is the view from my front door:
Lastly, I finally had enough flowers in my yard to make my own indoor bouquet! It smelled simply divine and looked great too :)

15months, Mother's Day and more

Its been a while since I posted an update so here it goes....

Matt is now walking around the house on his own and using a cane when out and about! He is still in pain and some of it will probably be with him forever but we are so thankful for the progress made and excited about the progress he will continue to make.

I am doing well, my garden (see other post from today) is thriving due to all the sun and rain we have been getting, I started playing in a local orchestra and am truly enjoying getting my fingers going again and the group of moms that I have met has really been staying active, thus I have been staying active and enjoying getting to know lots of wonderful woman and babies (and even a few of their hubbies).

Orson is getting bigger, more capable of reeking havoc and tons of fun. Most of the pictures are of course him :)

Mother's Day was wonderful. Matt starting celebrating on the Tuesday before, with dinners, chocolate covered strawberries, a hike, mass, flowers, even breakfast in bed. And Orson seemed to know something was up, as he gave me a lot more kisses then normal :) I still struggled with the anniversary of mom's death but overall the memories from that week are wonderful. Thanks to my two favorite guys.

Just a couple of cute mugshots...Lucy and Orson are getting good at posing for the camera.

And being cute after swimming outside all afternoon....

Dressing up, wearing hats and scarfs has been a real hit lately...and its fun for the babies too :)

Lucy has also taught Orson how to ride on his horse, now it is a fight to see who gets on it first. Of course, Orson took it to a whole new level today by rocking on it so hard that he flipped over the top.....why, oh why?

Orson's hair has been growing is so fine that you can put a fleece blanket over it and achieve these results:

Orson attended a gymnastics class the past 6 weeks. He loved doing flips, climbing through tunnels and trying to figure out how to jump. I think we will be going back soon!

The weather has been so nice that my backyard has become a naked baby park :) It is so much fun enjoying the weather, my fellow moms and watching the babies fall in love with water and the great outdoors.

And my favorite picture of the summer so far: