Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Monday, July 21, 2014
Saturday, July 19, 2014
After a trip to the Indian grocery store on Saturday, Mr. Brown and I spent all afternoon on Sunday cooking up an Indian feast and then feasted with the kids. We thought the food was fabulous- the kids were less acclamatory. Afterwards, we put away the food and rested and then went for a long walk on a beautiful evening, over the highway and through the neighborhood across the way. Rose Pink was on her roller blades and tried some daring stuff with Mr. Brown's ready assistance. Nut Brown ambled along good naturedly, and Bobo kept getting out of the stroller to investigate things. I had forgotten when you're so close to the ground that you find it so interesting. But there were all kinds of treasures to be collected and cherished. It was a lovely afternoon and evening together. I love Indian food.
Friday, July 18, 2014
Bobo is in that super cute mockingbird stage of learning how to talk, and he's doing so well at using his words to get what he wants, because he knows more and more of them. He also is starting to turn to language first to ask for things. I wish I'd made more notes about some of the cute things he says. Mr. Brown taught him on purpose to say 'yes', so in addition to saying no, he will sometimes emphasize his agreement with what we are proposing by saying 'Yesssss' in a very careful, purposeful way. It's adorable. He loves to sing and be sung to, and last night actually asked for the ABCs song by name. He like the songs that he knows well enough to sing along to. Last Sunday at church, halfway through sacrament meeting, he started whispering 'nursee, nursee' because he was bored and wanted to go. Language is so good.
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
The garden is growing great guns, and Mr. Brown said, I think you need more space to garden. Couldn't agree more. So I'm making plans for ripping up more lawn and for growing peas and cucumbers up the fence next year instead of sprawled all over the bed. happy happy. The peas are just about done producing and the cucumbers just started in - Nut Brown and I picked fifteen or so yesterday and there are tons more growing on my eight or so vines. This is the summer I learn how to pickle. We picked our first cabbage yesterday too and put it in the fridge. I just got a whole cabbage for fifty cents. hee hee. We have two more growing, so I'm excited to eat those as well. I only planted one tomato plant but I keep finding volunteers coming up, and they all have tomatoes on them. Mr. Brown is planning to make lots of spaghetti sauce and freeze it in order to handle all the tomatoes. I hope the rats don't get them this year.
Did I mention that I planted raspberries this year? They weren't supposed to produce their first year, but we did get a handful of berries. Delicious. Of the four plants, two are growing well, one is holding steady, and one is not happy at all. I'm hoping that they'll eventually fill in and take over the back fence. More digging up grass. Yay!
Nut Brown is so excited about the garden that he asked to start his own. He opted for pots and carefully planted a watermelon, a pea and a bean. So far he's been good about watering. I hope they come up quickly to encourage him.