A Surprise from the Garden!

So a few months ago I decided to try something I'd always heard of, but had never done. I cut a potato up that had several eyes growing out of it, and planted each eye in my garden. The plants grew really fast, but I was always curious as to if anything was actually going to happen. See, potatoes grow UNDER the soil, and somehow you're just supposed to know when they are ready.... x-ray vision maybe? Today I decided to dig a little to see if anything had happened, and look what I found:

Yay! Potatoes! So I'll have to see how they taste. :)

Here's my garden, some lettuce and zuccinni and potato plants:

And here are some pretty daisies behind our house:
(Thanks to Mom Henry, I called them the right thing, I was calling them Daffodils!)I love the outside and the things that grow!


A Kitty Called Kitty

Coming soon: the amazing story of the kitty that followed us on our entire walk. Check back soon for entertaining read and amusing pictures! Here's a sneak peak:

It only gets better from here...
(see, I know you'll be coming back for more!)

Adventures in the East

I took this picture for Christian, who says "ay" quite often.
Now I know what he has been trying to tell me all this time!

Simon and I left Christian with our parents and went to Alexandria, VA for 4 days. It was a much needed get-away and we enjoyed our one-on-one time. We also went to DC for a day. The pictures below are jumbled, but you'll get the point:

The "Liborator"--- Simon (Bolivar):

A beautiful sunny day:

Museum pride:

That's the white house way back there:

Where we enjoyed our dinner of shared chicken fingers and 50 billion tv screens:

A new kind of baseball: 2 batters at once!:

Our hotel lobby: (Hotel Monaco)

And sweet bedroom!:

This sign has an ongoing curiosity in my family:

At Lincoln's temple:

At Monument:

And that concludes our trip! We also spent time walking the streets of Alexandria, eating at Joe Theisman's restaurant, sleeping, and attending a time-share presentation. We also got free valet parking because our tv was fuzzy, our fridge didn't work, and our ipod dock and radio on the clock didn't work. Annoying? Yes. But very much worth the inconvenience to get free valet!

When it's all said and done: parents need to get away from their kids every once in a while.



Christian fell this morning right before we went out the door to church: he is now proudly displaying a bloody gash on his right eyebrow. Poor guy--- all he needed was some blueberries to get him happy again. Speaking of blueberries, I changed his diaper this morning and beheld a blueberry in it's entirety. That's right: a whole stinkin' blueberry! Way to go Christian.
So since it was still perfectly good, I picked it out, rinsed it off, and gave it to Christian to eat so he could have a second chance! Mmm, mmm, good! Heh--- you know I'm kidding!
(I considered taking a picture, but then had second thoughts)(although it may be something he would highly enjoy seeing when he's about 5).

Christian is walking like a pro now, with or without shoes. He is also the most confident and cheesy little guy I know. He keeps me giggling all day long with his face scrunches and gasps of excitement (if you've seen either of these, you know how silly they can be!). He gives me a hard time eating though: wants to play with it or drop it on the floor. He loves fruit though. He will be 14 months on August 1st.

My parents arrived yesterday and are staying for a few days. I love having the extra help! They were here for Josh and Ericka's Indiana wedding reception, which was beautiful and went very well: way to go Cindy! Josh and Ericka are now happily married and experiencing the newlywed bliss we all remember fondly.


A New Beginning

I am now an "official" blogger. Don't know why I didn't do this in the first place? But if you'd like to see any of our old posts, please visit:

I'll post later, but wanted something here for now.
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