The past few weeks have been very busy. So busy, that we have had little time to spend simply enjoying the beauty in our own backyard. And I almost missed this —
But this past week, we had time to enjoy it all, and plant some more. Gianna used her birthday money to purchase some plants and seeds for her new garden, “a little piece of earth” as they call it in The Secret Garden. Her garden isn’t so secret, and sadly, her flowers are already taking some abuse from kickballs. But she is learning the virtue of forgiveness as she makes bouquets with the damaged flowers.
And my younger ones are searching for and collecting worms —
And it wouldn’t be spring without a shot of my boys playing baseball. Charlie is teaching Gus everything he knows. Thankfully, for the time being, Gus is a willing pupil.
And of course a shot of the baby, who is now 16 months old. Can you believe that? She’s sweet as pie and the laziest child in this family. She is still refusing to walk, and her favorite food is anything someone will spoon feed to her. But her cuteness compensates for her sloth.
I hope you are all outside enjoying the spring weather, and your own backyard!