Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Plants and Popsicles

Ahhhh Springtime! I've already posted about how much fun Springtime can be - especially with Caleb! He's constantly pointing out flowers, buds on the trees, and (of course) BUTTERFLIES! He's been "studying" butterflies in Mrs. Thompson's class at Sierra Vista - including fun activities, books, and even a butterfly habitat. *One had come out of its chrysalis when I picked him up from school today!* I'm so proud of everything he's doing, seeing, and exploring at school!

Ok... back to the plants and popsicles! The weather has just been marvelous, and we really are trying to make the best of it. Yesterday Caleb and I planted small pots of chives, oregano, basil, zinnia, and strawberries. He loved pouring the water on the sod pods, watching them swell as they sucked in the moisture, counting the seeds, and covering them with the dirt. He helped me find the right pot by matching the beginning letter to the sound he heard when I would tell him what we were planting. So fun and amazing to see his little brain at work! I love it!

<---- Getting those seeds planted.

Having fun outside ------->

Once that was done, it was refreshment time! Plus, Connor had finished up with naptime and was ready to be a part of the fun. So I brought out the popsicles! Caleb went right for it, mmmm-ing and slurrrrping and telling me over and over how good it was. Connor wasn't quite sure what to think! He's already apprehensive about really cold things - not a big fan of ice cream, if you can believe that! He would stick his tongue to it, give a smile and a shiver, and try it again. He finally sat down to really work it over, BUT... it started dripping cold drops on his feet. *taking a break to giggle* He held his foot up at me and started whining, "Momma...momma!" not sure what to do about this cold stickiness attacking his tootsies! That pretty much did him in for the cold treat. He handed it over to me (awww, shucks) and went off to slap at leaves that were waving in the wind.

People, this is the sweet nectar of life! Enjoying the sunny days, soft breezes, giggles of children, and sticky popsicle drips... this is what we are here for! Thank you, God, for blessing me with MY LIFE!

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