I have never really been that successful at keeping green things alive. Talk to me about little people, yes. Green things, no. But perhaps this is changing. I planted a whole box of basil from seed (with my husband's help...because he's the gardener around here!) earlier this year and it has done beautifully! I am so excited because it is now starting to self-seed. A giant step towards being a successful herb gardener. =) I am thankful for this little box of basil because it is the final piece of my homemade pizza each Thursday night. Each time my boys walk by the box they take a big sniff and declare, "mmm...smells like pizza!!"
Ah...the small joys of a beginner gardener and wannabe chef. =)
One of the things I love about Houston is that we have a year round growing season. Some things die in the winter, but they come back very early due to the lack of freezing temperatures. That means we get an early, beautiful Spring. Here are a few of the Spring snapshots from our yard...
We picked and ate our first strawberry yesterday...the first taste of Spring!
Baby Ben is two.
Here he is with his birthday pancakes.
We spent the day in Houston playing at parks, having a picnic with Daddy, and eating treats. Yay for Spring Break + Birthdays! We ended the day at Jason's Deli with pizza and ice cream for Ben. A happy day for a two year old!
We love you, Baby Brother!
Christmas pictures of my little brood of boys...they were surprisingly cooperative this year. And when I got home and downloaded the pictures I flipped out at how BIG they look. Handsome little men, if I say so myself!
We wish you a Merry Christmas from our brood to yours. We pray the season brings great joy as you celebrate the birth of a Savior!
Ben was the only one who cooperated with a prop. =)
Alex. He looks like such a big boy. I can hardly get over it.
Angel face Ben.
Sweet Henry Hubs.
This is a classic Henry face. It was my favorite photo of him from the shoot but Jason insisted we couldn't use it for the Christmas card. I think he secretly doesn't want people to know that pediatricians bribe their kids with lollipops in order to ensure full cooperation. =) Secret's out now!
My favorite group shot. Benjamin ADORES these older brothers. It is truly so sweet.
This picture speaks for itself, right?
We bribe Ben, too.
They banded together to run AWAY from Mommy. I got the best of them, though. This is another one of my favorites.