January 16, 2011
I know it’s probably a sign of impending doom, but it’s been unseasonably warm (even for CA) the last couple of days. Yesterday, I had to dig into one of my summer clothing boxes and whip out a sundress. Crazy! Today I’m wearing a lightweight skirt. I admit, I love it. I try not to think about the global warming aspect while enjoying this sunny spell.
I took advantage of the great weather on Friday to put the first transplants and seeds into my SFG. So far, we’ve got three squares of broccoli transplants, two of which are visible in the pic below (I bought those as seedlings instead of starting from scratch), and we’ve got one square of spinach seeds (lower left corner; not visible in pic, but you can’t see anything right now anyway) and one square of sugar snap peas (upper left corner).
Jack loves to water the garden, and he’s gotten good at not watering the plants, but rather the soil around them.
Funny side note: Yesterday, he asked to eat some sugar snap peas that I was washing, and as he crunched into one, he paused and said, “Wait, these growed from the garden already?” He looked so full of wonder. It was adorable that he even thought that would be possible. I hated having to tell him no. But, he wasn’t too crushed, since I reminded him that one day we would indeed get to harvest peas just like the ones he’s eating from the garden.
While Jack and I tend to the garden, Derek’s been enjoying some outside fun, too. It’s good to see, because earlier this week, he was miserable from a double ear infection. Now he’s all better.
Waving as he “mows” the lawn
He’s been having a word explosion lately. He had a few words down already (like mama, daddy, the names he calls his grandparents, night-night, dog, bye, ball), but now he also says “hot,” “hat,” “hello,” “I love you,” “Jack,” “oh man,” “fruit,” “blueberry,” and a bunch of others. So cute! I feel like he’s on the cusp of a major leap forward in terms of communication, and I can’t wait to hear him actually talking.
Yesterday we had company over for dinner, so I dressed up a little. For Christmas, Charles gave me a cute dress from Express’ spring line, and I thought I’d have to wait a few months to wear it, but it was warm enough to don yesterday.
It’s even cuter without the little jacket, but this was taken in the evening, when it’d cooled down a bit.
And just because these are few and far between, a pic of just me and Johnny.
Tonight, we’ve hired a babysitter, because all four of us adults (Johnny and I, plus my in-laws) are heading to Pasadena for Victoria’s mom’s birthday dinner party. As I type, I’m waiting for four toenails to dry. Yes, I said four … I’m wearing peep-toe heels that show the first two toes on each foot, so, in a new nadir of laziness, I’ve only painted the exposed toes. Let’s hope I don’t need to take off my shoes for any reason!