Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Posted by Crissy at 4:40 PM
Friday, May 15, 2009
So with the advice and words of wisdom from my dear friend Laura, I have started gardening! That's right folks, I am now dipping my hands in Mother Earth and planting, planting, planting. I've even brought Kylee in on the good times! She seems to be quite intrigued by the watering can. So maybe that will be her job. Once I find a watering can that doesn't weigh as much as she does when it's full.
So we've already put in a pepper plant, which was also given to us by my friend Laura. It has already grown a little bit since we got it from her at the beginning of the month. We also have planted two different kinds of tomatoes. Yellow and Cherry. I LOVE cherry tomatoes. Especially on salads. I've actually never had the yellow tomatoes before. So, it's something different. Tim loves tomatoes of all kind, so he's really excited about this. He informed me yesterday that he going to "buy MORE tomato plants for me to plant"..what a peach! I'm also prepping areas for cucumbers, carrots, and possibly potatoes! Yum! We're going to container plant herbs too!
So in my few days of being a "gardener"..a term I still use loosely... I have learned a few things, believe it or not.
First of all...do not go out in the garden midday! I hate sweating. I hate being fried by the sun. So, I go out early morning or around 8 at night when the sun is down but it's not too dark.
USE gardening gloves. I don't care how annoying they feel or how sweaty your hands get inside of them. Regardless of how short you keep your nails..you will still get dirt under them no matter what.
Include your children. No matter how old they are. Kylee is almost 6 months and LOVED sitting outside in her Bumbo with her sunhat on, watching me. I even let her hold my little shovel and dig a little. She 'dug' it! (haha...*sigh*)
Spiders won't kill you. Well, at least ones in your own backyard in Omaha shouldn't. So there's NO need (I repeat..no need..) to scream and jump up on the table in fear of your life. You look like an idiot and sound like a fool. And I just wouldn't do such a thing..nope, not me.
Which brings me to....SNAKES! I've been told, "they're more afraid of you, then you are of them"...well, maybe they should stay out of my backyard then! I hate snakes. Loath them. Despise them. Hate that they trespass on my property and unlike spiders I will NEVER be able to stay calm around them. So I would like to plant something around my entire backyard that snakes just HATE the smell/taste of. Any ideas?
Other than these things that I've come across so far...gardening has been so much fun! It's quite a stress relief too. Plus, I imagine it's going to be a great time in a few months when we get to harvest the fruits of
our my labor!
Next year I would love for my whole backyard to look like this...
Looks like I have a LOT of work ahead of me!
Posted by Crissy at 8:05 AM
Friday, May 8, 2009
Posted by Crissy at 4:26 PM
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
So I've been stressing lately about the fact that Kylee is turning 6 months in a couple of weeks. I mean seriously..wasn't I just
a blimp pregnant yesterday? I have to admit, this time last year I couldn't even believe I was pregnant..and now here I am raising a beautiful and amazing babe. Little baby? No..not so much. She's already pursuing her independence and has become quite outspoken. I mean she's not talking yet. (Other than "oh-oh" and her random babblings). But she'll let you know what's up and trust me she has NO problem doing so.
I was so nervous when I found out that I was pregnant back in March. (The day before April Fool's no less...I was SURE this was HIS joke on me). I didn't think I could take care of a baby, I was barely taking care of myself. I was scared of how my body was going to change. I was sad to see my "youth" go. No more wild partying, no more late nights, no more bars, no more being...me. I had to become a more responsible and healthier version of me. Once I heard the heartbeat for the first time though... my eyes filled with tears and I knew that this change was going to be for the best. As I continued to
bust out of every pants I'd ever owned grow with this wonderful and amazing life inside of me, I also changed into a mature, responsible, and motherly woman. So fast forward (so this post isn't days long)..and I gave birth to Kylee. Delivery itself was a horror story gone wrong. Everything that was supposed to happen didn't and everything that could have gone wrong did. However, in the end, we were blessed with our angel. I didn't realize how hard having a newborn would be. I didn't sleep. I was lucky to get 3 meals a day. Showering was OUT of the question. She was attached pretty much all day long for days! There was a bump in the road at 2 weeks when I feel asleep while nursing her and she ROLLED OFF THE COUCH! Yes..first time mother..big mistake! We took her to the ER and believe it or not..we got the feeling they weren't surprised by this (I'm guessing I'm not the only one who had done this) ..in the end she was fine and I NEVER did that again. I made some other mistakes (minor compared to the 'couch roll off') and learned and grew. I'm still learning and growing as I type this.
So..I've watched her first cry, first laugh, first smile, rolling over, eating solids, standing, sitting, pooping, peeing, screaming, and everything thing else she has accomplished to this point. So..why is her turning 6 months hitting me so hard? I can't wait for her to crawl, walk, talk, etc..I'm excited to hear her say "mama" for the first time...but why can't that all happen in like...oh...4 or 5 years? I love this baby and I'm not ready to start watching her grow into a little girl. Time is flying. Our calendars HAVE to be wrong along with all of our clocks and other devices which measure time. Right? I just have to keep enjoying every moment and loving every minute of this amazing and blessed ride. I'll have to have all these memories down the road when she's demanding a cell phone, car, money, and us to mortgage our house so she can go road tripping with her friends across the country..because then..obviously..I'll want to
sell her love her endlessly.
But for now..can anyone tell me why my lovely daughter feels it's necessary to make this sound numerous times throughout the day?
Oh well..it's cute! Even if sometimes it requires the tv to be turned up or moving to a different room when you're on the phone...gotta love her!
Posted by Crissy at 9:19 PM