|enjoying Locopops at American Tobacco|
Anyway, this weekend was just gorgeous, and we got to spend so much time outdoors. It was really wonderful. On Friday, Robi, Flannery, and I joined our friends and their daughter to see a band play at American Tobacco. Flannery and her friend got to play, dance, and eat Locopops popsicles together. We stayed out way too late, but it was worth it.
On Saturday, Flannery and I walked to the park and spent several hours playing and picnicking there. While Flanna played, I got to read a few chapters of my Harry Potter book, which I've really been enjoying! (I'm going to be sad when I finish the series, I think! It's so exciting having a new chapter to look forward to each day!) Flannery's learning to cross the monkey bars and kept wanting to practice it over and over with me "spotting" her (a.k.a., catching her every few seconds!).
|Flanna said, "It's gonna take you 11 years to finish that book!" But I finished it today!|
|Can you believe these amazing gardenias?|
|The most beautiful flower I've seen this spring.|
Then, today after church, we transplanted the seedlings that we had started from seed several weeks back. Flannery made some cute tomato-teepees from sticks to keep the squirrels from digging up our delicate seedlings, and she also wrote the tiny plant markers. I thought it was really cool that, not only did she write them (with me helping her sound out each letter), but after she wrote them, she was able to pick out which one we needed from the group of markers when I asked for the one that said "peppers" or "basil." It's exciting to see her reading & writing skills coming along bit by bit.
|The "tomato teepee" Flannery made to protect our seedlings from squirrels.|
|yellow flowers...so cheery!|
We planted some herbs, tomatoes, and flowers, and then the mosquitoes emerged and chased us inside. Robi made an amazing BBLT (bacon, basil, lettuce, & tomato sandwich) that was such a simple and fresh (can I describe a bacon meal as fresh?) way to end the day. It was just such a gorgeous weekend, and I tried to really be in the moment and appreciate it.
I know that too soon, lazy days spent with our little family will be few and far between. Flanna will be busy with sports or drama or ballet or whatever it is she's going to be into, and Robi's job will get more demanding when he's tenure-track, too. But for now, I am soaking up these sweet weekends spent together with my wonderful hubby and daughter.
How did you experience nature this week? Did it make you happier?