I have a confession to make... this summer our garden has been neglected. Don't get me wrong, we have been able to harvest some veggies here and there. I have canned and preserved a few things. But, nothing like I am used to. Part of it is becoming accustomed to a new piece of land, which has posed many of it's own challenges. The other part is that it is very different gardening with a toddler than a newborn! Last summer Miles would just sit on his blanket and cheer me on as I pulled weeds and harvested food. This summer he likes to be hands on and helping - which is wonderful, but I must say there is less work and more play being accomplished :-)
We have also taken some time to enjoy wonderful visits from family! Uncle Matt & Aunt Jessica were here first and we spent some quality time enjoying food & family - our favorite way to celebrate with loved ones! We did the same thing when Michael's cousin Tommy arrived from L.A. We ate good food and relaxed for three days straight! It was a perfect mini-vacation for us here at home, and it was so nice to catch up with family - next time we won't wait so very long!
All the while my belly continues to grow! We are truly beginning to feel filled with wonder as we prepare for this new being to enter our lives. We talk with Miles about the new baby all the time, and we are also savoring these last few months while he is still the "baby" of the family.
Yia Yia Liz. My favorite part of dinner was the entire tent filled with desserts! We took enough home to enjoy all week :-)
We also managed to make it to the Greek Festival this year. I adored watching Miles watch the dance presentation. He was simply mesmerized by the costumes and music, and of course it did not take him long to get up and start dancing along with the experts.
This next series of photos took place when we were playing outside. I went in to grab some water - and the next thing I knew Miles was licking the screen! Instead of making him stop immediately - I burst into laughter and took photos - I know - probably not my best parenting moment, but I can assure you the pictures will make you laugh too!
So that is what we have been up to. Although the harvests have been smaller this year we are still enjoying the fruits of our labor.