Most of my days are spent doing this... But a few times over the past couple weeks I have sneaked in some work on these... They are going to be finished soon.... one of them could come to live with you.
Not from today, but some time last week. There was a lot of rain. A good friend once told me that "sometimes you have to behave your way out of a funk." This day I remembered. I grabbed my camera and got to work. The rain was not so oppressive once you walked out the door. Thank Goodness!
The lettuce is a speckled romaine variety from Territorial seeds. When you plant edibles, they might as well be beautiful. These little lettuces are and are quite good to eat.
My little Mango. You are 9 months old. I can't believe that you have now been out of my body as long as you were in it. You are just now getting your top teeth. While they were working their way out you liked to grit your gums together and make a spitty "SHHHHHH" noise. We just got back from Grandmanu's birthday at the ocean and you were the best traveller, very easy going and willing to roll with whatever the day brought. (thank goodness you don't take after your mother in that way!)
I love that your sense of humor is developing. If there is some one laughing you are happy to join in with your infectious giggle. You love to make a smiley face that your Auntie refers to as the "hamburger face". This past week you have become obsessed with my coffee mug (maybe because you see how much I love it... and what is in it.) and balls. More than any of my children you love to play with balls, large ones, small ones, any size. It is fun for us to roll them across the floor and have you chase after them.
You crawl conventionally now. I never thought you would. I always thought that you would move on your belly like a baby seal pup until you walked. It does help with your swift and stealthy movement. You can disappear from a room as soon as I turn my head. I appreciate how you like to help with the laundry and enjoy playing with your brothers. Everyone remarks about what an easy going little girl you are. I have to agree. It seems that where your Dad and I go, you like to go too. Thanks for that, you are a wonderful little girl.
Imagine this song (can open it in another window and listen if you want) playing in the background...
Here we are at the ocean, visiting the beautiful city of Bandon.... oh wait... you didn't see that picture??
It is a beautiful sunny morning with waves crashing on the huge haystack rocks.
This one is of the man across the street. He is feeding his cats... wait look closer there are 8 of them (maybe more, they are all so excited that it is hard to count them.) They are all eating in a line on his deck.
Here is one of the raccoon climbing up the stairs later in the afternoon. He is so sneaky, he is going to eat all the kitty leftovers.
Here is the one I took of our whole family standing by a huge root ball that has been tossed and tossed by the ocean. It is wedged between two huge rocks. Those are my two sisters, my brother-in-law, Big Daddy and the kids. There I am at the bottom of the picture looking pained. I am laughing REALLY hard. I just leaned my face on a bag of my doggy niece's poo. I was trying SO hard to frame the perfect picture that I didn't notice until the stench overwhelmed me...then I tripped over a log, fell to my knees and had to crawl in to the frame.
What a family picture! Happy Birthday Mom!
This one is us playing Apples to Apples late in to the night. Sometimes I am the winner.
The boys are having a great time playing "Guess Who?"
Maybe next time I will remember the plug, so that I can actually upload the picture TO the blog. We will always have the memories.