|Kitchen garden with a few sugar snaps and plenty of hot peppers to go around!|
|Main garden with a bed full of lettuce and carrots near the top.|
|Cutting down the cornstalks which will hopefully be chipped up for cover material for the composting toilet (if they ever can dry out!)|
|Digging sweet potatoes - not quite like last year but two large baskets of delicious looking food!|
|And a little mess of peanuts to enjoy (or probably mostly for next year's seed so we can expand our planting!)|
It feels a little crazy to me that our car only cost about double what we recently spent on my one dental implant. But I better not write too much about that experience as I'm working to come to peace with the whole thing. It's "over" (it was nearly a year-long process) but I'm not happy with it and really wish I had never gone this route. So I guess if we are to live and learn, I'll have this experience to refer back to when my other baby tooth with no adult tooth underneath decides its time in my mouth has come to an end. I'm rooting (no pun intended) for it to hang in there a few more decades.
On to more brighter topics - our kiddos! I'm not sure either of them fully recognize how good they have it, but Alida definitely can't possibly know what a grand big sister she has. Kali is so sweet with her and has been taking more and more interest in caring for Alida. She's been taking Alida on nappy walks on days when Jason is home with them - and Kali is the only one out of the three of us that has never failed to get Alida down for a nap. Well, the other night they cuddled up in Kali's bed. Here they are:
Minutes later I heard Kali stop reading. I peaked into the room and Kali was quietly closing the book. Here's what I saw:
Alida has her own little nurturing bug these days too. Today she wanted to bring Big Bear downstairs to play with. Before long she was pretending to put a diaper on him. Then she needed to take him potty. When I walked into the bathroom, I couldn't help but chuckle. This is the scene I came upon.
Now speaking of kiddos, their bath water is probably cool by now, so I had better go help them finish up...