June 30, 2015

In my Garden

Top left: Queen of Sweden Rose, Bottom Right: Wollerton Old Hall Rose

Early this spring I added four new rose shrubs to my backyard and I am slowly working to transform it into an official garden. These are some of my blooms so far. I am still learning how to not kill them so I will happily take any tips you might have for me :) I did see some aphids on the leaves so I mixed some garlic into a spray bottle with some drops of soap. It takes care of them as long as I spray once a week or so.

My little helper, Milo, is always excited to go "check on the plants" with me. He wears rain boots so he doesn't get his superman shoes dirty and we water the potted plants. That boy loves being outside so much! I have to bribe him with snacks to come back inside. It's our daily routine (when Bella naps) and it's our "us" time. We look for bugs and run around chasing butterflies. He loves to play baseball too. I don't think he likes how I throw the ball. He throws it himself and hits it with the bat (lol!) I look forward to many more garden days with my boy.

Isabella Love's First Birthday!

My girl Isabella Love, you are my June flower. Thank you for being that spark of light in our daily lives.

Before the month of June is over I wanted to share Bella's "12 months of Bella" pictures. I wasn't able to get all of the months because of the pictures we lost on a broken hard drive. But I am happy I have these.

June. <3
We bought her a cupcake on June 18th, her birthday, so she could blow out the candle. 
I think she liked it.
My little fish.
We got Milo and Bella a pool to stay cool in the backyard. We've had some HOT weather! They splashed around on Father's day, which turned into Bella's (and Auntie Carol's) birthday celebration. Her papa bought her some pink birthday decoration and we had some more cake. ♥

I love him and his grilling skills. I'm grateful to be married to a man who is selfless and cares so much about his children.♥  
My happy girl surrounded by love and laughter.
Auntie Carol, the birthday girl, with Bella.
In her bathing suit ready to blow out the candles (or for mommy to blow it out before someone grabs it!)