New Words and GARDEN PHOTOS!!
|August 1, 2008||Posted by The Informal Matriarch under babies, boys, childhood, environment, family, food, gardening, health, kids, motherhood, parenting, stay at home mom, toddlers|
Ikey is saying new words almost daily!! Yesterday he said “squish” and “cheers”. This morning he said “fish”. So now he can say: Mama (which sounds like mumum), Dada (which he yelled out when Brent opened the door yesterday), row row row, up, this and that (depending if he wants this or that 🙂 ). I’m sure I’m missing something. I was pretty sure he said Silas the other day but he hasn’t repeated it so I never count them if he doesn’t say them more than once.
I love this age that Ikey is at. So much fun. It’s TERRIBLY cute to have him see that I’m drinking something, go get his own cup, bring it over, clink it against mine and say “cheers” in his low, raspy voice. He bashed his cracker on my face yesterday and said “cheers” as well. He’s perhaps a little confused.
I love his raspy voice, so cute. I always though boys with voices like that were so cute and now I have one of my own. Silas’ is SUPER high ha ha ha. But Silas will make a good tenor and we need a Baritone or Bass in the family so lets hope for Ikey :). Brent is a delicious tenor. I don’t know where I’m going with this.
So my garden is MASSIVE now. My squash that I planted from a seed from the inside of a squash I was cooking grows at least an inch a day. My zucchini has new blooms every day and I picked my first baby zucchini and it was buttery and delicious. Some of my beets are ready, I might make some tonight actually and don’t worry, I wont waste those greens.
I’ve been waiting to thin my carrots and now I’ve been thinning them and getting little baby carrots which Silas LOVES to munch on. Lettuce and Kale are coming out of my ears and I’ve also enjoyed some swiss chard…yum. There’s loads of tomatoes but nothing ripe yet. I can’t wait! My strawberries are coming along too, hopefully one will ripen sooon!!!
We’ve been doing loads of BBQing and I’ve found that if you lightly oil and salt some kale and put it on the BBQ it tastes FANTASTIC. I let the edges get a little crunchy and it’s just amazing. Even better if you go heavier on the oil and salt but…not so healthy. Try it try it!!
I sure love getting food from my garden. It’s SO good, SO healthy and SO much better for our environment. Plus it’s WAY cheaper. Honestly I don’t understand why more people don’t do it. Saying you kill plants is NO excuse. It’s easy!! Leanne is a recovered black thumb…you should SEE her garden and baskets. It’s not that hard, you just need a little counseling through it and you’re fine. Plant a garden already!!! Think how happy our planet will be 🙂 And your tummy 🙂
Anyway, some photos from the lovely garden of delights.
Oooooo AND I got the most amazing bouquet the other day. I cut hair at this group home that my sister works at. I do it for the same price as Magic Cuts but give them actual proper haircuts (because apparently once you step in the doors of that place you forget what you learned in hair school) and they just love it. Anyway, they gave me a hydrangea bouquet and it’s SO BEAUTIFUL! I can’t wait for next year when my bushes will have more flowers on them.