"Things that matter most must never be at the mercy of things that matter least." ~Goethe~

09 July 2013

This Summer so far...

This Summer is just flying by.  It seems like it just started the other day and here it is already half over.  Slow down already.  I'm not okay with only having half of it left to enjoy.  

Dear Mother Nature, no one around here wants Summer to go by this fast.  Please slow down a tad.

The garden is turning into a jungle.  Within a matter of 3 weeks it has gone from just trying to get going and making its mark in its little spot in the yard  

to making us wonder if this space is going to be big enough for all the pretty plants out there.  It's so exciting to go out every morning to see the progress out happy little garden makes every day.  Strawberries to be nibbled on.  Grape tomatoes nearly ready for an impromptu lunch with the Lettuce leaves while wandering in the garden.  It's hard to not to smile when seeing the vast improvement in this little space when compared to last year.  It's kind of nice that Mr. Green Thumb decided to make a stop here this year.  :)

Our little house guests have gone from depending on their parents for everything

to leaving the nest just a few days ago.  

In less than a month everything happened so fast.  From nest building, the laying of the pretty blue eggs, the hatching, being so dependent and then literally flying the nest.  What a whirlwind.
All four survived the tight quarters that the nest became.  The fighting for worms and what the girls called sibling rivalry.  I even thought one afternoon these little birds were going to get a talking to from the girls about all the shoving and pecking on each other that was going on in the nest.  Apparently the birds just needed to know that you just don't behave that way with each other.  I had to leave the room after hearing that just so I didn't laugh in front of anyone. 

A surprise visit was made to see our newest little man in the family.  He's another cuddlier which was fine by me.  So mellow and easy going but with all seriousness on his face.  Kind of makes you wonder if it's the calm before the storm.  

Lots of hugs and snuggles were given to this little guy also.  You forget so fast how busy a two year old can be when your own kids get older and more independent.  Hotwheels and planes are the main focus of this little guy.  It was quite funny to watch him try to carry every car he has in one armful because making trips from one room to the other was not an option.  Very determined little guy.  He was going to make it happen one way or another.

Such sweet little boys.

Alot of sewing has been happening around here lately.  So nice to have something wonderful to keep you busy when the weather gets too hot and unbearable to be outside.

Our newest little guy received his very own blanket (finished in the nick of time) from his Auntie during our visit with him.  He snuggled in it the entire time during our visit.

And let's not forget Mr. Pig (aka Sloppy Joe).  All hand sewn by Little Auntie just for our new guy with hopes of it becoming a favorite treasure of his.

Don't ask about the name.  It seems that the majority of all the soft little creatures around here are given food names.  I just don't ask.

Now if the days could pass a little slower and the brutal heat find itself another place to be, all would be wonderful.  But of course Mother Nature will not listen to me.  So we will just have to enjoy and make the most of each day we have this summer.

But it could still slow down just a bit.  
I'm just saying.



  1. Your garden looks great! Your little grandsons are adorable! Also the gifts the girls made are so cute. LOVE the quilt AND the pig is super cute! So sweet!

  2. Oh my goodness! Your garden is amazing!!! Plenty of green thumbs. And your grandsons are adorable. I see why they inspire all kinds of crafting, even if food names are involved. And you know I love that new quilted blanket that auntie made. I'd snuggle up in that too, even as a "big kid." Enjoy your summer. Right now I'm listening to the rain. :-)

  3. Your garden looks amazing, wow! Love the quilt and Mr. Pig, how cute :)

    I agree, the summer is flying by, I'm not ready to see it end quite yet.

  4. You are so talented Kar, the quilt is another beauty. The boys are adorable and the garden... Well holy smokes it looks awesome!!!! Looks like life is good in your hood these days, enjoy it buddy.