Saturday, April 12, 2008

an explosion of flowers

2 weeks ago...

...and today!

so, it seems that the petunias from my parents that we planted really really like it here. i absolutely LOVE growing things. i find it fascinating that all it takes is water and sun for such beauty to unfold. okay, so sometimes i've given too much water and not enough sun, or vice versa and i have had plenty of plants die, but for the most part, i think josh and i are pretty good flower growers!

tristan got a little sunflower growing kit in his easter basket and so we dutifully "planted" the little sunflower seeds in the container they came in, added a disc of soil and water and voila! a few days later we had 5 little sprouts coming up. today i planted them along the fence and they look so tiny and vulnerable, but i'm very excited to see how well they grow. i have to admit that i'm a bit of a dork (if you haven't figured that out already) and i've already gone out once to check on them and make sure that they're still alive out there.

the crazy-fun wading pool hasn't yet emerged from it's box since its been a little chilly up until this weekend. now that its HOT out, tristan has become sick and i'm sure that the last thing he feels like doing is sitting in a pool of cold water outside while the santa ana winds hurl dust and pollen in his face. he got his MMR shots last week (measles, mumps and rubella) and i was told by the dr. that if he has any reaction to them, that it will occur 7 days after the shots were given. well, exactly 7 days later was when he became feverish and achey and altogether miserable. poor little dude. i've been overlapping the tylenol and ibuprofin a bit because once the medicine wears off, he completely falls apart and is inconsolable until the next dose kicks in. makes for pretty fun nights! he now weighs 31lbs and i can't remember his height, but both his head circumference and his height are off the charts for his age. no wonder the only hats that fit him are meant for 5 year olds!


Lori said...

Oh my gosh, I am SURE that Tristan towers over Garrett (once again, look at their fathers)! It seems to me that Garrett is getting huge by the minute but, he weighs 27 pounds. I guess he will be the sidekick in their relationship.

Lovella said...

It's so funny to me that children are consitently growing taller than their parents. Tristan seems to be heading there as well.

I do love your flower pots. I can so relate to your love for growing and enjoying.