loving his little flower tiny girlie clothes watching buggies fly harbor picking up daddy from work exhausted brisk ride lazy kitchen helper table for one breakfast in bed
I haven't shared any 'details' for May, so this is quite the hodge podge. I finished up teaching last week (just need to submit those grades!) and it's been full steam ahead on getting the house ready for the baby, and all the shifting that requires. Everything seems to take twice as long as I imagine- but we're getting there.
Baby girl's closet is pretty well stocked, thanks to my fashion loving cousin and her well dressed one-year old daughter (my niece). My cousin dreams of clothes the way that I dream of kitchen gadgets and housewares. Although we're only six months apart, I was a small kid, which means that I grew up benefiting from her wonderful hand-me-downs. When five boxes of neatly packed baby clothes arrived last week, sizes 0-12 months, including everything from dresses to cotton basics, I realized how brilliant my timing has been. Hand-me-downs for life... score!
We've been spending more time in downtown Boston, meeting pop for lunch and picking him up from work. The weather has been so beautiful and Little Smith is obsessed with big buildings, big trucks, and especially choo choo trains. Seeing daddy in the middle of the day is pretty exciting too, for both of us.
I'm also trying to keep moving and to enjoy my one-on-one time with Little Smith; long walks to all of the parks nearby, trips to our favorite farm and to the beach. All of these projects around the house and field trips mean serious neglect in our garden. The weeds in our paths and unplanted beds (tomatoes and peppers and beets and cucumbers and squash and broccoli and cabbage ALL still yet to be planted- oh my!) are knee high, our radishes are coming up with big blank patches (birds?), carrots are barely showing their little leaves... at least the peas are looking good so far.
We need to block out some time to just get everything under control and hope for the best, but I'm also getting real with myself that this is probably not going to be 'the year' for our garden. I won't be tending to it as diligently, I won't be canning in August as I usually do because, well... I'm having a baby. I can only do my best, and I'm not going to let it make me nuts. Of course I wake up at 4AM almost daily with lists and worries, but at least I'm trying not to let it make me nuts, and instead to focus on this special time with my little boy and watching my little girl grow in this giant belly. It's all moving along so quickly!