Alicia and Gavin,
I am proud to tell ya that you've inspired me to do some "color enhancement" around our home outside. Here are my attempts at beautifying our home and getting in the dirt to plant... of course these are close-ups, but know they are in the ground... my back will testify to this!
I also got gutsy and planted gigantic pumpkin seeds which I am proud to mention have actually sprouted. We will see how far they will get and I will be astonished if we get anything orange! Time will tell as both my thumbs have no shade of green in them!
After 6 hours of tending to my landscaping, Abbs did good in the back of my van... (yes of course I fed and changed her!) She was so happy back there just kick'n it and listing to music! If you have a van with a deep pocket like this one and have those grocery bag hooks, put a soft rug down, hang some toys, turn up the tunes and enjoy your time outside! Only works if your little one can't sit and crawl... I guess this is some sorta weird blessing for me, but hey I'll take it, I truly did enjoyed my time digging in the dirt listing to the cracking of thunder rolling over head!