Posts Tagged ‘garden’

Mother’s Day Gardening (and A Giveaway!)

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

This post was written as part of my partnership with MiracleGro.

Growing up in New England, Mother’s Day = planting day for my mom. Any sooner and you’re pretty much guaranteed to get a late frost that kills everything, and then you have a dead garden and an empty wallet. So she would wait for early May and then spend Mother’s Day in the garden putting in plants and flowers.

I’ve been planting with the kids on Mother’s Day since they were old enough to help and they love it (OMG just LOOK at tiny 2012 Evan and Caroline planting with me!!) This year Caroline asked every day if it was Mother’s Day yet because she wanted to plant “her” garden. She requested “pink and purple and pink and purple and red” flowers.

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Sunday, May 18th, 2014

This week felt really, really long. But in a good way. A full way. Something about going away for the weekend to Mom 2.0 changed things at home – maybe we ALL needed a break from each other – and we’re all happier to be around each other. Despite spending an awful lot of the week in various waiting and exam rooms, we ended it in NYC proving our kids are really good sports (we made them walk everywhere) and really fun (when they aren’t driving us crazy).

Sunday:

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These are my “before” flowerpots, but that didn’t stop her from trying to take care of them.

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She asked for purple flowers to plant (I don’t even know what these are).

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Mother’s Day at Chili’s (again) calls for finger guns

Monday:

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Freezing, FREEZING cold water

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The gingers are unphased by cold

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So excited about her chocolate frog she forgot to take the plastic off.

Tuesday:

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She tied that all by herself.

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Thank God for iPads (during my NST)

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Wishflowers

Wednesday:

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Pweeeese we swim some more Mommy? Pweeeeeese?

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We bought cat food and paper towels and batteries at Walmart. She is hugging the batteries.

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Fawkes Phoenix is Evan’s new BFF

Thursday:

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Looking pensive about the rain

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In case you thought they were GOOD at posing for pictures.

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Sleeping Beauty

Friday:

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What is this weather even??

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Next year, SHE is going to be coming home on that bus.

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Another day, another visit to L&D

Saturday:

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When you get the Metro-North seats with the power outlet, you get to play Angry Birds all the way in to the city.

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Shake Shack is actually as good as everyone says.

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I think our last family picture (selfie or otherwise) was in October. We heart NYC.

And now I am literally going to crawl upstairs to bed because my left hip is broken (out of joint? sprained? can you sprain a hip?) and I can’t walk. I finally found my sense of direction in New York, but unfortunately it was because we walked EVERYWHERE. I’m pretty sure even the gingers are going to sleep in tomorrow.

Although I did get a super awesome new stroller that’s inspiring me to get back to Stroller Strides. Maybe if my hip pops back in we’ll actually make it this week.

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Saturday, May 18th, 2013

Sunday:

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Buying myself a few extra minutes to sleep in on Mother’s Day.

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Crazy joy riding kids

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Cheesy cheeses

Monday:

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There’s a snake (and a ginger) in my bed!

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Thinking deep, piratey thoughts.

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Brutus would sleep in here all night if I let him.

Tuesday:

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And then my uterus started crying

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Evan is skeptical of the safety of these extremely sketching swings

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Get outta my way, tiny ginger COMING THOUGH!

Wednesday:

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I think they do better push-ups than I do.

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Oh look, basically my entire childhood on a table.

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Reading to dolly

Thursday:

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I think she found her summer job

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How does your garlic grow? BIG. SO BIG.

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Yep, definitely putting her to work on the farm.

Friday:

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She just realized her shoes are adorable.

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Some days it’s hard to believe this is real life.

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They tricked the deli lady into giving them way too much cheese

Saturday:

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Emergency response gingers, to the rescue!

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Evan was surprisingly good at the hula hoop. Caroline tried really hard.

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Best birthday party ever? I THINK SO.

SO MUCH SUNSHINE this past week. I need to buy some more sunscreen immediately. Or maybe I need a super cool hat so I fit in with my kids. Right now I’m hoping I FINALLY managed to tire them out past a 6 am wake-up call, but I’m not holding my breath and plan to go to sleep right now. Soon. Probably. Maybe after to more glasses of wine.

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Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

It was all of 45 degrees yesterday. Spring in Connecticut!

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Saturday, May 12th, 2012

Despite the fact that it rained – a lot, or at least it felt like a lot – this week, we certainly made it out of the house every day. Which is why I just ate a giant ice cream sundae to celebrate surviving.

Sunday:

Tiny hockey player

I cleaned Caroline's room. It lasted 45 seconds, until Evan found the puzzles.

What, you don't plan your garden while watching Game of Thrones?

Monday:

We borrowed this stroller from a friend and Caroline is in LOVE with it. If anyone knows where I can get one, please let me know.

Playdate lunch - mac'n'cheese and watermelon

WHOA, WHAT IS THIS?? (Answer: soft serve from Sea Swirl)

Tuesday:

A rare moment of peace in a shared cart

He used his magic ginger powers on me. Kid is unstoppable.

Evening self portrait

 Wednesday:

Oh looks, it's raining! Wet!

I've put this damn floor puzzle together every day this week.

Sure. Whatever. Just get out of my house.

Thursday:

POOR CHOICES CAROLINE

Form a line, please! I'm in the front!

Giant bubbles are fun

Friday:

E wore his fancy clothes for a boat thing - I lay in bed.

Beautiful day for Stroller Strides

Caroline learned to say "quack quack". It's the cutest thing ever.

Saturday:

For Mother's Day, I bought myself flowers that will last a lot longer than a bouquet

Caroline was unimpressed by the dinosaur tracks.

It would have been cooler with a voiceover that said "WHEN DINOSAURS RULED THE EARTH!!!"

Despite getting to sleep in Saturday, it was a REALLY long day so as soon as I finish typing this post I’m going to bed. I dragged my very patient husband off to meet my internet friend Kim – who was just as awesome in real life as she’s been online for the past 3 years. The boys had an amazing time running (away) together and Evan cried all the way home because he didn’t want to leave his fwiends. It was adorable. And also exhausting. Sunday is more hockey, more gardening and my first attempt at making artichokes for dinner. Happy Mother’s Day!

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