Jaded Optimist

Mothering, making, and generally blathering on

Gardening, Grandparents, and Growth April 22, 2009

Filed under: Personal — bonniep @ 10:22 pm

Finally finished the foundation of our Square Foot Garden this weekend and got some plants in—some seeds, some starters from the Yakima Fruit Market. Tomatoes, lettuce, spinach, swiss chard, bok choy, leeks, peppers, cucumbers, peas, beans, beets, carrots, strawberries, and corn.











Still hoping to get some radishes in as well.

Other parts of the yard started blooming as well, although the tulips seem to have a short lifespan. Garlic chive blossoms look so pretty don’t they?










Gardening is made much more difficult by a little crazy crawler who wants to dig up all the dirt. See that gleam in her eye? You can tell she is up to no good (please excuse the beginners mistake of a table growing out of her head…just love the look on her face!).








Grammy and Grampy arrived for a week of taking C to and from school, chasing M around the house, eating the random foods I put together, and doing all our gardening and cleaning up. I am sure they need a vacation after this trip! 








Of course, impossible to get photos of everyone looking at the same time. C and M loved all that time with their grandparents—and G and I loved two date nights! (Duplicity at overpriced luxury Village Roadshow theater in Redmond and dinner at new to us Cafe Harlequin in Kirkland). Grammy and Grampy brought the sunshine and we celebrated with a little dangling, a little climbing, and a little jump rope (don’t worry mom…not posting the pictures of you 😉  











Finally, updating on the promised one year stats for little M. 29.5 inches long (50-75th percentile) and a whopping…18 lbs. 14.5 oz. (10-25th percentile). Meaning that M hasn’t even doubled her birth weight yet. Sigh. So hard not to worry about the same saga that we suffered through with C (although much better this time as no 1) structural inability to eat and 2) bleeding colon). Our pediatrician this time around is much more laid back, but I am trying to get cheese and whole milk yogurt into this kiddo at every opportunity.

Speaking of M, this past week saw many new things—a new tooth (#4), the ability to crawl up the steps (but not down) and a repeatable word—“peek” which she uses to play peek a boo. Very cute—she just holds her hand up near her face and then yells peek. Well, something more like “bbbeeaagh” but in context you can tell it is peek. She also hands me my towel when I get out of the shower. And picks pockets. She might just earn her keep yet.


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