This afternoon I ran some errands with my mom, and got some things taken care of.
Late afternoon when Jamie got home from work we picked our first zucchini from the garden. A week ago this zucchini didn't even exist. It's amazing how fast and big these grow! I'm amazed.
Sean thinks it's pretty cool that he'll get to taste some fresh vegetables from his mommy's garden! Too bad when we turned on the BBQ for dinner (grilled zucchini, Mmm!) we were out of propane. Argh!
We have (above) stringless beans!
Two days ago these didn't exist!
Two days ago these didn't exist!
My beefsteak tomato is massive! (And others growing in the background!)
There are a ton of cherry tomatoes now!
And Lincoln Peas! These are just the coolest things ever! (And 2 days ago there wasn't a single pea on there!) I almost want to set up a video camera and watch them grow that fast! I just don't get it!!?
One of the plants in the backyard has some new flowers. It's really pretty. I love the pink!
Sean wants to remind you all to take the time to stop and smell the flowers. (Doesn't have to be roses!) I just love this picture of him smelling the flower! He's got daddy's tape measure in his hand, and he has been a big "help" with chores in the backyard. Though, he's gotten his hands into my garden a few times, and I wasn't impressed.
This evening my friend's husband came over to explain to us how RESP's work. We've started an account for Sean & for Mack too. We'll save money monthly until they are a high school graduate. The government contributes a certain percentage of what you contribute, and it's a great plan for children who will go on to get a higher education after high school. I definitely hope that both my sons will go to school after high school.
I was going to start the bedtime routine tonight with Sean, however, the RESP thing took longer than I'd expected and our rep only left just after 10 pm. So much for that! I guess there is always tomorrow. However, tomorrow, Jamie has ball, and I'm alone. I think I need moral support from Jamie when we start the "putting him into bed at 9:30pm and letting him cry/scream" thing. We picked 9:30pm as a time to start with, and we eventually will move it to 9pm, and then eventually after that 8:30pm (which I still think is late for a 1 1/2- 2 year old. But for a kid who has been going to bed when he feels like it all his short life so far, it's a start. I have to start somewhere.
... and with the first child, I learned from my mistakes.
However, I always thought it was great that Jamie actually got to spend time with Sean after getting home from a long day of work, since he didn't get to see him all day, and Sean was still up and didn't have to go to bed the second we finished eating dinner as a family.
I did get a chance to make Halishkes tonight, and that's what I'll be having for lunch tomorrow! Mmmm! It's the recipe from the Second Helpings Please cook book.
I have an early visitor coming tomorrow (a friend of mine wanted to come over tomorrow morning at 9 am and I stupidly agreed!) I do want to see my friend, but I am SO not a morning person! LOL Hopefully I'll be able to get up! Not sure yet what else is on tap for tomorrow, we'll see!!
Oh, my breastfeeding post. Tomorrow? xoxo