This marks my first “work” day in awhile! With field trips, gardening and overall business (with some sickness thrown in there) it has been a perfectly Charlottesville spring! I thought I’d take a moment to share some of the highlights…
My three little guys have had field trips over the last two weeks, which has been so great. Farm trips galore, I’ve had a chance to see everything through their eyes, which I think is one of the single greatest things about being a parent. Plus it’s fun to play hooky and get that field trip feeling all over again that I used to get in grade school. Was I the only one who woke up early in excitement on those days?? I would wake with a start and pack a bag, complete with favorite toys, books and a snack or two. Well, the apples don’t fall far from the tree! My boys each had to put together a “packpack” (read backpack) respective field trips. Talk about cuteness.
When I haven’t been chaperoning field trips, I’ve been working hard in the garden to get everything ready for planting. Each year this process gets better (and smoother) and I cannot even express how amazing it feels to grow my own food. This year I started a bunch of seeds in a portable greenhouse and so I’ve managed to both save money and have seedlings ready for transplant earlier than usual. Here’s what I’ve got going on:
Aside from the garden, Colin’s been working overtime to get the yard ready for the scurry of little feet, and we’re even prepping our front flower garden for a brand new patio, coming in June. With the hard work and help of two amazing workers, we transplanted almost all of our most favorite flowers, bulbs and shrubs to a new location so that we can save everything. Some of these plants were planted by Colin and I ten years ago!!
In case you haven’t caught on yet, nostalgia runs deep for me;)
As a was taking pictures of our flower bed, I remembered (as I do each year) that I was taking photos of these same flowers 6 years ago (almost) just before Gabe was born. Where does the time go?
I hope all of you are enjoying this beautiful spring weather and the comfort and reward of your own gardens. Happy spring!