Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Everything but the kitchen sink...

Lots to update seeing in the past few days we have had Mother's Day and Eric's birthday.

Mother's Day was wonderful. We went to church and finalized all of the details for Eva's baptism.

Then, Eric said he wanted to take me to get my present. Next thing I know we're checking out of the Home Depot with 3 new plants and a some climbing roses. These roses were Eric's gift to me; "I wanted to get a beautiful rose plant just for you that would bloom all year around".

He not only planted everything in our little piece of earth outside of our front door, he dug up the clay soil and replaced it with planting soil.

He worked all afternoon,as Eva watched intently.
The finishing product, and a very sweet and thoughtful Mother's Day gift.

Moving on to Eric's birthday, which was yesterday. We celebrated on Saturday with dinner and drinks at 3rd Street Aleworks. It was great to have a group of great friends celebrating with us.
Yesterday being his REAL birthday, I brought him home a yummy cupcake from here. After work, I made a potato pancake pizza with a strawberry carrot salad.

Hash browned potatoes + asiago cheese + mushrooms + asparagus + even more cheese = deliciousness and a VERY happy and full birthday boy.

In the early afternoon, Eva and I went over to the Children's School at SSU. I had a meeting with the director as we are trying to get Eva enrolled in the fall. While we were waiting, Eva got to play:

Also yesterday, it became extremely quiet as I worked at my computer. I call her name,

"Eeevva???", not a peep, because...

she was working so hard to get up here:
So there ya go, a post that has it all.



  1. Love that picture of her in the dishwasher!! As we used to say about the dogs when they were pups-if they are quiet they are getting into mischief!! Sounds like a perfect Mothers Day and B-day for EC!
    Oh, and you can make me that pizza next time I visit :) Love you!

  2. love this post! the pictures really do tell the story : )