My friend Joy hosted an awesome baby shower for us. She served brunch style food which included scones and jam, ham, egg casserole, mimosas, and a beautiful sheet cake (white cake with fudge filling and buttercream icing). We played a few games and had a great time hanging out with friends.
Ben and Jacob played a game that involved beer in a baby bottle.....a good excuse to drink at a baby shower. Jacob won.
With only about 5 weeks until the baby will be here, we are keeping busy and getting a lot done around the house and garden. The family room is finally done and looks great with a lot more space. The nursery is just about done and just needs a few shelves and some things hung on the wall. We are pretty much as ready as we will ever be for her arrival and cannot wait to meet her!
Here is the room mostly done without stuff on the walls. I'll post a final photo of it completely done
Here is the last pregnancy photo I will post at from 3/22 at 35 weeks. Next time you see me, it will be with baby on the outside!
Since my last garden post, we have done a lot more work in the garden and lots of time has passed! Ideally I should keep this as a weekly journal, but I do what I can!
-the grape bed is finished and planted
-both columnar apples are planted (one with kale and one with nasturtium)
- the peas finally started coming up despite being partially eaten by squirrels
-buttercrunch lettuce was replanted on 3/16 and as of now they are just starting to come up
-freesia bulbs were replanted, now with a squirrel barrier on 3/14
-we got two galvanized stock tanks to use as raised beds in the garden for carrots, tomatoes, peppers and basil.
- hollyhocks and larkspur seeds were planted on the side of the house on about 3/27 (although it may have been too late for the larkspur)
-the mixed greens havent come up yet. Im guessing its because the seeds were older. I think I will replant newer seeds in another whiskey barrel.
- the honeydew sage was apparently a cold sensitive plant and may or not survive after one night of frost.
-I purchased and planted broccoli and cauliflower starts on about 3/27
-Ben planted walla walla onions and shallots today 4/2 (the onions are with the asparagus, the shallots are with the garlic)
- the culinary poppy is coming up and will need to be thinned soon
-the parsley is not coming up well and Im not sure why. I will keep watering and give it another week or two.
- a little bit of asparagus is growing! yeah!
- I planted chard with the tiny artichoke plants
These seeds were planted in one of the pots in the front yard awhile ago and havent come up yet. It was at least 2 weeks ago.
We filled the leek area in with some fresh compost
The passion flower may or may not come back this year. I gave it a better chance by clearing some of the grape hyacinth.
Also today Ben planted some thyme to grow over the lower retaining wall, some orange mint, a curly parsley start with the other parsley and an adorable little planter box for the front stoop for tarrgon, thyme, chives (which still need to be planted)
When its time we will also plant cucumbers and string beans in place of the peas, zucchini, tomatoes, peppers and basil. I also have a lot of pots that are in need of some annuals for some color around the front and back yard.