:: In other news, Juniper is the most helpful little garden gnome.
My man and I were talking about where to plant our basil starts, when Juniper stood quietly at our side, holding a basil plant. She had identified the basil from a selection of others. She's been doing this a lot lately: understanding more than we knew, appearing at our side. Or, performing neat, tidy tasks while we're not looking. Like giving each basil a birthday cake of dirt.
:: J bug has been drawing people. This one is me. I am a head with eyeballs and glasses, a mouth and feet. You can call me Mrs. Potato Head.
Rainy days last week got us re-aquainted with art projects. Hazel naps, we do playdough.
:: I should have done a before-and-after, but I re-covered the seat on this oak rocking chair (the old cover matched my room in the 1980's--a pastel pink and blue wispy seashell print). My mom says the chair was my grandpa's when he was a kid. My dad says my grandpa probably picked it up at a garage sale and refinished it. Technically, it belongs to my brother, but we appreciate the loan.
:: In the car, out of the blue, Juniper says, "Mamma has milk-juicy under her shirt." I sure do and look how chubby it's making this little monkey:
:: Favorite bed-bouncing rhyme: Jack and Jill went up the hill to fetch a pail of water, JACK FELL DOWN....
:: The other night, my man was snuggled up with Juniper reading bedtime books. She smiles, reaches over and rubs his teeth then smiles and laughs and says, "Daddy eat a BOODGER!" She leans over, looks in his face, smiles and giggles. My man checks his lips and teeth and mouth, does a mouth swipe, doesn't feel anything, finishes reading the book. Juniper is leaning forward more, looking into his face saying, "What's that? What's that on your face?" The Mr. starts feeling all around and finds a huge booger sitting on his chin dimple. Then she says, "Daddy wanna eat that?"
Hope you all are having a good week.