Upon filling out a Secret Valentine information sheet at school, I came across the question about favorite hobbies. Hmmm...hobbies? I'm not sure I have hobbies other than shopping and eating, outside of being with my family, of course. My friend, Stacy, was sitting with me and she said, "Gardening!" So yes, one of my passions is gardening, and along with gardening comes FLOWERS! That's what we saw Monday.
We went to the Macy's Flower Show downtown and saw towers of flowers...literally! The towers of flowers were enough to help C make some connections: "Mommy, that one looks like Rapunzel's tower!" Yes, towers like that were all around us in various shapes and forms.
We got off the "excalator" and could smell the flowers already. Hyacinth were the first ones I smelled-one of my favorites. We walked past the first displays of flowers, going down a darkened hallway filled with pictures of butterflies, bees and other bugs, leading us to the sweet smelling 8th floor auditorium. A chill came over me as we entered, and I immediately regretted leaving my coat in the car, but soon forgot about that as I looked at and smelled the FLOWERS! Yes!
The tulips were some of my favorites-A's favorites too. But my very favorites were the wild lavender freesia. Mmmm. They remind me of our wedding day because that's what the guys had for their boutonnieres.
C's favorites were some exotic red flower that would never grow here, but I think I've seen before as a house plant. We all "touched with our noses" instead of our hands.
I cannot wait for spring to come, for the snow to melt away, and for planting season to be here. Realistically, I probably have a good 7 weeks before I can start thinking about planting. Until then, things like this flower show, the home and garden show and walking through our local flower shops will have to do! Ideas, ideas and more ideas!
What do you say about yourself? Well, I guess I'm a wife, mommy and teacher. I am blessed with a wonderful family-a husband and twin 10 year olds. I can't ask for much more than that. I love ice cream and any other dessert that has chocolate in it. Is it possible to have too much sugar in one day? I have been known to have ice cream for dinner, but don't tell my kids that! I've been blogging for about 7 years and love it. It is the perfect way to keep track of my family's happenings for me, J and the kids.
Husband, Daddy, Cook, Jungle Gym...let's see what else can I come up with? These are just of the few names J has in our family. He does everything and anything! I couldn't ask to have anyone other than him in my life. Married for 15 years, together since high school-we've been through a lot! He is a wonderful daddy to our twins and loves them so very much. They are utterly in awe of him as am I, every day.
A is our little peanut of a girl. She is full of spunk and personality. She is a little Mommy in her 10 year old self, always taking care and keeping track of her twin brother, C. Her favorite thing to do dance in her room with her door closed. She has to keep that brother out somehow! Her current favorite family game is Uno, which she is very good at! She's an artist in training, loves to ride her two-wheel bike and is a great helper around the house. She loves school, swimming, reading books, eating spaghetti and anything that's chocolate. Hmmm...who's daughter do you think she is?
C is our boy...a "boy-boy" if you know what I mean. At the current moment in his 10-year-old self, he plays catch with anyone around, with whatever ball is in season! He loves swimming, riding bikes and wrestling Daddy. He is our adventurous eater and will try anything we give him...though he doesn't always like it, but at least he tries! We love him so much and couldn't imagine life without him!