With temperatures in the 90s here and the sun shining, we decided that it was a good time to go get some flowers to plant outside the house. After their morning nap we packed the babies in the car and headed to a local garden shop to choose some flowers. It was hot, but the babies were good sports as we loaded our cart with hanging baskets and impatiens. As we were packing up to leave, the garden shop owner came over and gave us a free lily plant, in honor of the Bug. (He also told me that there is a plant called a "Weeping Charlie," but he didn't have any in stock. That's okay - it doesn't sound appropriate for our happy boy anyway!)
At home, the babies and I hung out in the shade while Joe got planting. The babies needed a nap shortly after we got back, but Joe stayed outside and finished all the work for us. The garden looks great, and it was a fun activity. Tonight we're going out to dinner to our favorite Italian place. It's the first time the babies have been there, but we're sure they'll enjoy it. Of course, they will be dining on squash and bananas rather than pasta, but still ;)
Charlie and Lily hanging in the shade.
Smiling with Mommy.
Charlie liked feeling the grass - his first time!
Our garden, waiting to be planted.