Allan lost another tooth yesterday -this time it was on the top so it really shows. He looks so adorable! I don't tell him that though....I also think it's cute that my boys are getting freckles - particularly Daniel - but I don't tell them that either. Their daddy had freckles as a boy so they get them honestly.
The other day the boys were eating "cuties" (clementines) and I told Daniel that he was a cutie. He said, "yes I'm a cootie." His daddy said, "The girls probably think so!" to which he replied, "please don't tell them!" There are sometimes the things they say just about make you split the gut (some of which can't be posted here!) and I have the opportunity to appreciate again, the innocence of childhood.
It's the end of April - we've mowed our yard 5 times and the snakes are on the move. Did you know that you can actually see snakes enough that instead of creeping you out, they make you mad?! This is ridiculous! The boys killed 5 last week alone and that brings the total to 9 this year. At $1 per snake - I'm going to be broke before summer arrives.
We've been enjoying spring (though not the sore throats and stuffy noses that come with it) and soon I'll post pictures of my garden. The rain last night beat my grapevines about to death and I lost a large branch (I knew I should have tied them up by now but I had the flu the beginning of the week and didn't get around to it.) We're done harvesting asparagus for this year, the strawberry bed is loaded, the onions and peas are popping up and it will be soon time to move my transplants outdoors. We also have apples on both of our trees this year and the blackberries have a lot of blooms coming out- it's exciting!
Maybe sometime soon I'll post about blowing my chances of winning the "Mother of the Year" award. Have you ever done something as a mother and think, "I can't believe that just happened?!" I'm serious.....if my boys make it to adulthood - it will be a miracle.