Friday, July 02, 2010

Around the yard....

Im so excited that my little herb garden seems to be sprouting! The basil and cilantro are growing strong. No sign of the mint. I also added thyme and oregano this afternoon so hopefully they pop their way through the dirt soon.

I LOVE cooking with fresh herbs but my store only sells them in the plastic packs from $2.89 each. I usually cant use the whole thing within the 5 days before they wilt so I end up with expensive waste. This way I can snip off what I need when I need it. I cant wait til they are bit enough to cut. I can just smell the tomato basil sauce and the fresh salsa with cilantro. (not to mention my beloved caprese salad)

The same day I planted the seeds (3 weeks ago) I noticed there was a birds nest on top of the light for the patio. I took Aubrey out and showed her and couldnt wait til we had baby birdies. I told my husband about the nest and he started to grumble. He actually pouted saying the birds would poop on the patio (like he cleans the patio or something) and told me he was getting rid of the nest. I threatened to kick his ass if there were eggs... so he checked first before getting rid of it.

Three days later I was back on the patio with Aubrey having lunch and I noticed this.....
another nest in the exact same place. Little Miss Birdy has been BUSY! Of course this time I didnt say a word to DH about the nest. He rarely goes out on the patio anyways and once the eggs appear he is STUCK. There is no WAY he would ever get rid of a nest with babies in it.

Yesterday I aimed my camera up over my head (since it is afterall on the spotlight) and snapped a quick pic and noticed this...
4 pretty little blue eggies!! I ran in and excited told dh who was less than thrilled but promised not to touch the nest. I cant wait until we have baby birdies!

I know its silly to be excited about a birds nest, but I had been an apartment dweller for over 10 years. Its been a LONG time since I had a yard of my own.

I also did some scrapping the other day. Here is my latest layout with pictures of my silly Lulu climbing up her toybox last month. I swear she will be walking any day

I used the KI Memories BLOOM line. I found it at Tuesday Morning a few weeks ago for $2.99! SCORE!
Happy Scrapping!

7 comments:

MamaJ said...

Oh! Those eggs are so precious! :) We live in a flat, so I know what you mean, if I had a bird's nest we'd be so excited! And the picture of Lulu is so cute!

Tyggereye said...

That is so cool!! I love the shot of the birds eggs. Awesome. :) Great new layout too.

Nicole Laird said...

The birdy eggs made me smile! And that LO is too cute!!

jeannine said...

What a beautiful picture of the eggs in the nest, so sweet!! Such a cute LO of your daughter!

Amanda said...

Just be careful that the mama bird doesn't start attacking while waiting for the eggs to hatch or once they've hatched!

Susan said...

Sweet Sweet Sweet pictures. Love the little birdie eggs!

Tracy said...

Its not silly to get excited about a birds nest, at least I hope not. As I check every year at our cottage to see if they had built another nest. They did, she had 3 eggs all in a neat row. But only one egg hatched