We did it! We finally signed up for a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) through Two Small Farms and have enjoyed our first week! It is wonderful that our pickup site is just a couple of blocks away, super convenient! I was worried that we would have too many vegetables to eat, but we've actually gotten through all of them (except the avocados that are still not quite ripe). My dear husband has been a champ, eating spinach and collard greens like a real pro!
We are fortunate to live next to great neighbors in our duplex. I know we are noisy, but they love us anyway! Bob and Cheryl took this picture and framed it for Justus' birthday gift. It is a good one of the brothers!
Two years ago today I was in labor with Justus Scott! He was born at 4:06pm on 06-06-06. He shares his birthday with his grandpa Jay (whose twin brother, Scott, had passed away the previous August). Now Matt's dad will always have someone to share his birthday with! We went to Toys R Us last night to spend some money that Nana Kay sent and Justus picked out a set of 6 motorcycles (I think some of them are already broken). Speaking of labor, did you catch this story on the Today Show this morning?? It is crazy, this woman was pregnant, found out there was a tumor growing with the baby in the uterus and taking up all the blood/nutrition that the baby needed, so they took out the WHOLE uterus, cut out the tumor, sewed it back up, put it back in the mom, and the baby was born 10 weeks later. CRAZY! Now that is a medical miracle if I ever heard one.
Last night I was reading this post about letting boys be boys and I had to comment. We've already visited the emergency room two times and have had our fair share of bumps, bruises, and blood. Just today we were at the park for a parks and rec play day and I was surprised at how many moms were trying to corral my boys, to keep them away from getting hurt. I was a bit on the quiet side today, as Ezra had already taken a spill on his bike, and let a couple moms direct Justus away from an area that he might have gotten hurt (although he was playing in the same space a little bit before and there was really no danger). Ezra ended up falling again and actually got a good size drop of blood on his shorts. If it weren't for his dramatics when he does fall, it would probably be a good testimony to these moms that kids can and should get hurt once in a while. I will now be investing in one of these to keep in the diaper bag/stroller, as I keep having to borrow band aids when we are out.