Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Spring has Sprung

We have been having a few nice days, in between some mighty April showers. I used some of the sunny days to tackle weeding my flower beds. As you may remember, we moved into our home in December, so this is our first Spring in our home. I am getting to see my flower beds in bloom for the first time, and I have some real beauties. We have treated our lawn with some weed killer, but these dandelions are persistent!
Here is a huge rose bush. I am anxious to see what color the roses are when they bloom!

We also had a tiny cluster of tulips appear a couple of days ago! Tulips are my favorite, I think I will plant more in the fall.

We have quite a few other bushes, trees and flowers that I have no clue what they are! We are counting ourselves lucky to have so many plants that were planted by the previous owners. Our home is 15 years old, and has many nice sized trees.

All of our previous homes had totally bare flower beds. The first house we rented, we lived at for almost 2 years, and we upgraded the flower beds with some ivy and a few rose bushes. Then we bought our first home in Inwood.It was a new construction and had sod in the front and back, but that was about it! We lived there for 5 years and did a lot to the yard. We planted a Japanese Maple (my fave tree) in the front, but it didn't survive the first winter. We rented out that house and moved to a bigger house in Middletown. The builder had done a pretty nice flower bed with lots of trees and bushes, but no flowers! I wasn't loving it but knew we would only be there temporarily so I just dealt! So now, finally, we are at our forever home and I can actually reap what I sow! For some reason one large flower bed is totally empty, so I will be working on that area in the near future!

What is your yard looking like this Spring?

Saturday, April 9, 2011

No More Pull-Ups!!!!

I am so excited, and I hope I don't jinx it, but my boys are finally staying dry at night and have not worn Pull-Ups for a week now at night! All of my kids were potty trained early, my first son being the oldest when he was trained fully, nighttime trained included, right after his second birthday. My little lady was trained fully at just 18 months, she was soo easy to train! And my twin boys were daytime trained at 18 months but have been wearing Pull-Ups at night since then.
My kids are all very close in age, 18 months and then the twins together, so diaper time has been overlapped always having at least one in diapers since my first son was born 7 and a half years ago! I can not believe I have been buying diapers and Pull-Ups for SEVEN AND A HALF YEARS and I am finally done! WOOHOO!!!! So just for fun I am going to do a quick glimpse of my kiddos over the last 7 years!

Cannot believe how quickly the time is going! They are all getting so big!I want to just hit pause or slow or something to just savor all the time I have with them because I know time will continue to speed by too fast. Here is a more recent pic of the kiddies.