Tuesday, May 31, 2011

What happened to the time?

I can't believe it is May 31!   The sun is shining.  Summer residents have returned to our small vacation community.  School is almost over.

What happened to spring?  I had been hoping for a nice long spring this year.  I wanted to get Pumpkin off her training wheels and on a regular two-wheeled bike.   Unfortunately, the weather didn't cooperate very well in that endeavor.  Now, the island is bustling with cars, bikes, scooters, dogs, and golf carts, which makes it difficult to get a long clear stretch of road where my Pumpkin can find her rhythm and the confidence to pedal without me running beside her.  Perhaps a random week day will be quiet enough to allow us to try though.  If not, I'll be hoping for a nice long fall. 

My garden isn't yet planted.  :o(  I have tomatoes and peppers that are sitting in their little plastic containers hoping to find a place to stretch their roots.  I have flowers that may be out of their blooming season by the time I get them in their respective pots.

As behind as I might be in my spring work, I am just as far behind in my blog postings.  I have several posts started and several in mind.   So, expect to be seeing quite a few posts over the next several days as well as throughout the month of June.  The girls and I will be getting into a routine shortly after school lets out that will allow me brief interludes of blog time (probably during their daily "rest" time).   Every mom needs a short sanity break, right?

I hope your spring was happy, busy and full of smiles.  May your summer be even better!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Happy Birthday Peanut!

Happy Birthday Peanut! 

I can't believe that you are actually SEVEN!  How did you get so old so fast? 

I remember bringing you home from the hospital on that warm May day.  I was experiencing a huge mix of emotions.  Happiness that you were finally here to hold.  Fear that I would do something wrong or that I wouldn't know how to take care of you.  Exhaustion from a long labor and lack of sleep.  Most of all, I was experiencing LOVE.  From the time I held you in my arms and looked into your eyes I was smitten.  Your gorgeous eye-lashes, your chubby cheeks, the way that you curled up against my chest and seemed to fit just right in my arms as you slept.  You were my baby then, and you always will be.  I love you with all my heart!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Cheerios and Reading - Winner

Congratulations to Shellyrm!  Random.org selected her as the winner of the Cheerios and Reading Winner.  You will be contacted via email shortly.  I hope you enjoy your Cheerios and Book Kit!