When we put the kids to bed I'll give Chas a few books to read in his crib and Bonnie will pick out some books or grab pen and paper to color with. It usually works out pretty well putting the kids to bed this way because it gives them time to wind down on their own - something I find hard to do as an adult. Sometimes when Bonnie is drawing in bed at night she gets bored with plain old pencils, so she'll sneak into my office and take my felt tip pens. Then when I go into the office in the morning I'll find that most of my pens are missing. I then have to go into her bedroom and hunt around for pens. I must admit this totally cracks me up.
Yesterday the summer bulbs I ordered arrived. Just in time for Mother's Day! On Mother's Day at our house we plant all our summer flowers and then later we go to Jay's mother's house and do the same for her. We did this last year and it was just so much fun and I'm really looking forward to doing it again this year. Of course I jumped a little early on the flower thing and bought some a while back and planted them but thankfully we still have plenty of room for the new bulbs. Plus I think I should always mention the ideas I have in my head are way more grandiose than what I'm ever able to accomplish. So around the time the baby arrives I should be getting some really pretty flowers and I must admit I am so incredibly excited. Probably more excited then I should be but maybe this will help me get through my morning without any Diet Coke. I forgot to stock up on that yesterday. Oh well.
Marie Maynard Daly
17 hours ago