Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary
I keep talking about my garden and how much I’m enjoying planting the flowers and vegetables that I hope will grow all summer long. I mentioned that Cole and Mylee helped me plant my petunias. What I neglected to mention was that during Heather’s visit last week, I roped her into agreeing to turn the soil in my garden. I have pointed out before that I would love to love to garden, but I simply don’t. What I do love, however, are the ensuing good eats. Thanks to Heather’s help in turning my soil, I was able to plant my beans and my chard and my jalapeno plant…..
I’m pretty sure she was giving me a fake smile because HARD WORK.
Last week, we celebrated Maggie Faith’s 11th birthday. I am proud of that girl for her kindness, her work ethic, her intelligence, and her loving heart. I bought her a weighted blanket exactly like I got her sister Dagny for Christmas. It was a no-brainer because about a week before her birthday, she looked me in the eye and said, “Nana, for my birthday, please buy me a weighted blanket just like Dagny’s.” So I did. I can hardly believe she is 11…..
Raw Fish and Bubbles
Speaking of growing up, for Cole’s 5th birthday, in lieu of more toys, I told him I would take him to lunch anywhere he wanted to go and then we could undergo an adventure of his choice. With hardly a second thought, he chose sushi for lunch and the Children’s Museum for his adventure. I am here to tell you that the two of us had so much fun. He tackled each new adventure with spirit and pure 5-year-old joy…..
As for Kaiya, yesterday her class went to AmeriTowne, an innovative program offered for Denver area 4th, 5th, and 6th graders. The kids learn about finance in a very hands-on way. Kaiya, it seems, was hired as a reporter. Having earned my degree in journalism and worked as a reporter, it made my heart proud. Her love for writing apparently is making itself known to others. She was dressed for the part. I assure you, in all my time as a news reporter, I never looked this professional….