Sunday, March 23, 2008

Happy Easter

(Sorry for the blurry pics. I'd redo them, but I'll be late for church!)
We woke up to this
and this, this morning! Happy Easter.

I can't help but see some symbolism in these little sprouts this morning. I love that we celebrate the Savior's resurrection in the springtime. We have new life springing up all around us. Each little seed and each little flower seems like a little miracle.
I am so grateful for the Savior's resurrection, atonement and love for each of us, which is the greatest miracle of all.

Friday, March 21, 2008

This is the life!

Here's Jackson in his new Lightning McQueen helmet, and knee pads and elbow pads! He loves them!
We got them for him to ride on his "big bike" (Bicycle with training wheels instead of his "Big wheel tricycle") He is starting to get it and it's so fun to watch him learn to do it, but it's definitely harder than his smaller bike.

J fell sound asleep yesterday afternoon watching a movie. He looked so uncomfortable, it hurt me to watch him in this position! (Notice his airplane in hand.)

So I tried to move him into a laying down position on the couch, and he woke up, sat right back up and fell asleep like this:

So funny! We were laughing so hard! Poor little guy, he was SOOO tired!

A little experiment.

So, I feel like a fifth grader with our little seed projects going on. It is so exciting to me! I have wanted to do grow herbs for awhile, so I'm finally doing it.
I bought seed packets for basil, parsley, chives and cilantro. Then I thought I would try a few flowers too, while I'm at it.
I bought this little "mini greenhouse" at Lowes.

You just plant the seeds right in the little pellets. They get big and soft when you add water.

You can grow these indoor now and then plant after fear of a heavy frost (usually about Mother's day in Utah).

I'll keep you posted, on how the little seeds do!

Garden Boxes

How does your garden grow?

Well, we have no idea. It feels like a grand experiment to me!
There are seeds for lettuce and peas in there. We have to wait 2 weeks to see anything. I can't WAIT to see if this works. It feels like such a miracle to me that from those tiny seeds, plants will grow, and produce things that we can actually eat! Crazy! I hope it works!

Oh, and for those of you who were wondering, we did our garden boxes based on Square Foot Gardening. They recommend 1/3 peat moss, 1/3 vermiculite (It's the little white dots you see in the soil by the roots when you buy plants), and 1/3 compost. We didn't do exactly those ratios, but we have those three things in there. I had no clue what any of those things were before today!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

My new favorite gal

Thank you Dora. You have provided hours... and I mean hours... of entertainment to a snotty-nosed, whiny, and otherwise miserable sick three year old, allowing me to clean out closets, shower, and catch up on my blogging. To this I am forever indebted.
Thank you. Or should I say, GRACIAS!

Thursday, March 13, 2008

First sign of spring!

Yeah! My first daffadil!
I planted bulbs last fall for the first time. It's such a small miracle to see them pop out of the ground. I can't wait to see all the other daffadils and the tulips to come soon too. I LOVE SPRING. It's definitely my favorite season.

First smiles

Check out these cute faces!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

I started to take pictures of Jackson this morning in his cute undies and it turned into a full on photo shoot.

He wanted me to take a picture of his tummy. (Sorry I forgot to rotate it!)

And also each hand and each foot.

He also wanted me to take a picture of his bare "body" (bottom), but that may have been a little to risque for the internet.
Does this picture remind you of when George poses on Seinfeld? Rawr!

Enthralled with Dora the Explorer.

Love you Jackson. You are the cutest little guy.

Monday, March 3, 2008

Sunday March 2 was Avery's blessing day. It was a wonderful day. Grandma and Grandpa Hill flew in to be here for it and Alex and Polly and their kids and our friends Jason and Melissa and Jared and Nanette came to join us. Kirtis gave her a beautiful blessing. She is such a darling. We love looking into her BEAUTIFUL crystal blue eyes. We are so blessed to have her in our family, and we can't wait to watch her grow up.

After the blessing, Kirtis was set apart to be Elders Quorum President. It is a big responsibility, but he will do a wonderful job and is excited to get to know the people in our ward better and learn to serve them.

So it was a big and wonderful day for our family!