*Spencer started walking! On Father's Day, none the less!! He was exactly 13 months and just started going. He still gets places faster by crawling, but he definitely walks a lot. I'm really, really proud of him (because, seriously, what mom doesn't think that everything their child does is just adorable!? Well, except the other new "skill"- i.e. throwing food on the floor when he is finished with his meal. Uggggg.....anyone have any ideas how to stop that??)
*My flower boxes are out of control. I have 2 colors of pink petunias plus white petunias, and they are gorgeous. Spencer loves to "help" me deadhead- I pluck the dead ones and he throws them over the edge of the deck. Cracks him up every time!!
*We have become yard nazis and are cutting down trees and pulling bittersweet vines like it's our job. I wish I had before and after pictures b/c it's amazing the work we've done. B even got up on a 28 ft extension ladder with a chainsaw to cut down a HUGE dead branch. It is fun and really rewarding.
*I made my first strawberry rhubarb pie. The lattice crust was beautiful and really good. The filling was perfect in sweet/tart balance, but I would add more cornstarch next time b/c it was a little runny still. Our guests (and B) loved it, so I'll definitely try making one again next summer.
*Our amazing hydrangea bushes. I cut a ton of blooms Thursday night and need to cut more already. They're just gorgeous. We have blue, white, and pink blooms. I love the way it looks with all the colors.
*We have three pots of basil and I've already made pesto twice! It's gonna be a good summer!
*There are only 4 days left in the month, and then it's VACAY for 10, count them T-E-N, days!!! Absolutely, positively cannot wait!!