When I need a good pick me up or a quick family home evening lesson I will go to LDS.org and watch a 'Mormon Message.' I really like this one titled Good Things to Come. So I would love to share it with all of you.
Tada! Here is my little garden this year! This year I am growing tomatoes, carrots, corn, watermelon, zucchini, squash, peas, strawberries, peppers, tomatillos, and broccoli! In august I will plant some spinach and lettuce as well. I really try to pack as much as I can in.
These are some of the "wild" tomaoes that are growing. Last year I never got around to cleaning out the garden before it started to snow. So this sping I just tilled in some of the dead plants and tomatoes as compost. I didn't think anything would grow but the seeds have done what they were meant to do. I am interested just what kind of tomatoes I will be getting from them.
Peas are ready to be picked!
I am very excited about my three rows of corn.
These are the onions from last year. I guess I could have left them in the ground but I was tired of looking at them. I would prefer to grow onions that grow better green onions and I would like red onions.
At Jenny's (Jake's Cousin) bridal shower we designed a beautiful wedding dress out of toilet paper her. Tori was naturally attracted to the idea of having one made for herself as well. As I tucking and wrapping toilet paper around Tori I was sure Tori would want to make dresses out of toilet paper again and again with or with out me at home. However she hasn't! Since Tori hasn't made a mess of our toilet paper we might have to have a little creative dress up time with the toilet paper.
I love love love pictures of when both of the girls are smiling ans looking at the camera. Luckily it hasn't been to hard since Tori loves the attention and Macy is one of the happiest, smiley babies ever. Macy isn't one to sit on the sidelines. This girl is ready to be playing, running, and getting in on the action. One way she likes to feel bigger than she is is by standing up in she playpen, and shimming around.
Tori likes to get in the playpen with Macy from time to time. Macy doesn't mind this at all except when Tori starts to Jump around. With all of Tori's jumping Macy was ready to get out.
Macy is scooting around now a days! It is so exciting to see get her get around. I know every one says this, but just like all the other moms, I can't believe how fast my little baby is growing. The second child seem to grow so much faster than the first.
Say hello to Tori's pet fish Tori Fish. Tori picked this guy out, and you guess it, even named him. Tori Fish has proved to be a survivor. While I was bringing him and his tank to the kitchen to be cleaned I dropped him. At first I wasn't to worried about the the fish because all I needed to do was pick him up and put him in the new water I had prepared. However when I went to pick him up I could not find him. I was thinking, How could I loose a fish? I looked under the fridge, dishwasher, the pile of little peddles on my floor, but Tori Fish was no where to be found. At that point I started to worry that this lost betta fish was going to die in some unseen crack of my home and stink up kitchen. I called Jake to make sure Tori Fish hadn't die and been flushed the past day. Of course Jake hadn't done anything to the fish. Then it dawned on me to look in the vent. I did and low and behold there was Tori Fish laying still at the bottom of the dusty vent. I took the vent off, reached for the fish, and he wiggled all around when I touched him. I was so happy he was alive and found, and not dead.
This is my dream stroller. Literally! I have been having dreams about this stroller. Probably because I want one so dang bad. I would feel so cool walking down the street with this sweet thing. If you must know this masterpiece it is a Phil and Teds Sport. It isn't long, it isn't wide, it is perfect.
Tori, Macy, and I went to the zoo, and met up with Grandma, Wendee, and Brockston. We had so much fun! Of course Tori loved seeing the animals. When she is asked what animal she really liked she has a different answer each time so I guess she really like all of them. However on the way to the zoo she really wanted to see a piggy. So maybe we will have to take a trip to Thanksgiving point sometime soon.
I don't think B-rock was to excited about sharing his stroller
Tori looks a little scared of this Orangatang but she was not. She loved Him! He was a very active and very fun to watch as he ate apple sauce from a jar and played around.
The elephants were another of Tori's favorite animals. The baby elephant was especially exciting to see.
Tori saw the giraffe poop and that is what she remembers about him.
Zoo was zonked after our visit to the zoo. She slept the entire way home, got home then slept on the floor for two hours. I was a little worried that she wouldn't sleep well through the night from taking such a long and late nap, but she slept soundly all night long.