we’ll be farther south in denver visiting family when this posts, but as i know memorial day weekend for a lot of folks is the kick off to summer and for us summer is spent in the yard and garden, so i thought i’d leave you with some pictures of zelda helping garden in what has (pathetically) passed for spring. we are really hoping when we return that summer will be in full swing.
one of zelda’s contributions to the garden so far this year has been her painted rock, which she painted with her sitter ginny to surprise me with. she is very proud of her rock and wanted to put it in a plant, like the rocks i had previously painted like bugs for the kids’ garden.
zelda is really into brushing her teeth right now. as you can see she is getting quite good at it. (there’s a glitch in the video at about 45 seconds that last for 10 or so seconds. stick with it, it corrects itself. sorry, i can’t seem to fix it.)
we also recently painted her toe nails in preparation for upcoming travels where sandals are appropriate attire. i think since we generally travel to where its warmer (most places are) that we’ll make painting zelda’s piggies part of our packing routine. i wish someone would give me a manicure before i went on a trip.
i made this cake last night to take to work for a very generous intern who has volunteered for months at my office. at a minimum she should get cake before she leaves us on friday. since i had to leave her farewell lunch just as the cake was being cut to come and take care of zelda, i grabbed two slices to go for a little cake date with zelda this afternoon after our bike ride.
we got off to a bit of a rocky start when the topping fell of zelda’s cake. i’ve never seen someone so upset at being given cake or a forkful of frosting.
but once she got a taste, the tide turned and she happily set to eating her special treat as the tears dried on her cheeks.
the cake was very tasty, so much so, zelda managed to finish my last bite for me. she’s always very helpful that way.
to cap off our little cake date, zelda tried out a new milk drinking technique. what a delicious afternoon!