The Evie, so much not a baby anymore.
I planted two of our garden beds this week: peas and lettuce, spinach and radishes, and a few carrots, too. I couldn’t resist. Who could? Bright sun, warm temperatures… Oh, I know it’ll probably freeze again, though there’s no sign of it in the forecast, but I wanted something in the ground. Even if it doesn’t pan out, it was worth it to dig in the dirt.
The Thirty-Six-Week belly. It took quite an effort to hoist it back up off the floor!
Today is Saturday, and that means another week has gone and there are only four left till baby’s due date! Some days, I feel great and get lots done, but other days, this big ole, worn out belly is tired and achy, and I just rest. Yesterday was a rest day. Happily, though, I have figured out how to stream youtube programs to our roku stick (very cool little device for us cable-averse folks!) so we can get some education couch potato-ing in. Yesterday, we watched a documentary about the building of the Hoover Dam, and another about dam failures, as the vast majority of these structures are past their useful lifespan and have been, in many cases, poorly maintained.
The Ooey-Gooey Chocolate Cake, courtesy of Delaney. She’s up next, though, so we’ll need a new cake baker!
And today is Double Decker Birthday Day! We like to group all of our birthdays as close together as possible, and we have done a remarkable job with the month of March. Evie is on Feb. 26, which is almost March, followed in rapid succession by Brenna (Mar. 9) and Penelope (Mar. 10). Delaney is just two weeks away on the 28th, and then, of course, the new baby is due in early April, which is also almost March. Then we’ll have a little breather till June, but goodness! Early summer must make us feel particularly, um, frisky around here. 😉
Group Hug, while we wait for the rest of our friends to arrive.
Brenna is 20 years old already! I can’t believe she’s not my baby anymore, and I’m so proud of her. She’s an amazing young woman. And Penelope! She’s nine, and as my friend Anne reminded me, the first of my blog babies. 🙂 How time flies, my friends. Sometimes, I wish I could just freeze them, in this moment, right where they are. But then again, watching their becoming is one of the most joyous and beautiful things in life, and I sure wouldn’t want to miss out on that!
And for no particular reason, except that he’s my favorite, you get a photograph of my beloved. He’s working on the wiring on his tractor, and I just love his smile. And him. Can you believe so many people get tired of being married? My mother always said we should marry our best friends. Best advice she ever gave us.