Today was "clash" day at camp. They were supposed to wear outfits that clashed, so I snapped a quick picture of them before they were out the door at 7:45 am! They have been having a great summer. When they got home today, Kris said to me "mom, there was a boy on the bus that looked sooo lonely, so I went and sat with him". He went on to say how GOOD it made him feel. I can't tell you how happy it made me!! My other son Johnny has such a kind, empathetic heart as well. To know that these two are learning lessons like this makes me so happy, proud and warm my heart!
Kris has special needs, which I have talked about before. He got hurt at camp yesterday, fell near the pool. So his counselor called me to let me know. She said he was fine and didn't cry. Then she proceeded to tell me how he was having a wonderful summer and was such a good boy. After hearing for years what is wrong with him, this again brought me to tears!
And Kris is so lucky to have Johnny, he looks out for him constantly! He watches over him (and his sister) like a mother hen. And I tell him what a wonderful boy (and gift) he is ! I had to share this today. Because in our world, it seems like there are so many negative things. And I want to focus on the positive. I want to teach my children about the GOOD in the world. I know there is good left, we just have to find it and pull it out sometimes. Thank you for letting me
Ok so onto the subject to my title! The garden! The garden has been through many ups and downs. Seems we have a little visitor (aka bunny!) who is feasting out there! So far he has eaten all the escarole, celery, kale and ALL my impatients, a geranium and some lobelia that was apparently trailing too low!!! However.... we have been adopted by an older kitten! This wasn't convenient because my hubby is HIGHLY allergic. But she was skin and bones when she found us and my boys have been feeding her and taking care of her ever since. so needless to say she is an "outside" cat. I'm sure we will need her when we move into a middle of a FIELD! :)
Because of her, we have herbs! And strawberries and some other goodies still growing. Seems Mr bunny is afraid of her! For good reason too because she has left a few "gifts" for us, a couple of mice and a bird........
Anyway, onto the herbs! I picked basil, tarragon and rosemary! I also picked some grape and cherry tomatoes. I'd like to tell you that the lettuce is mine, but Mr Bunny enjoyed that before we could! Oh and our strawberries have been producing great! We eat them raw or make smoothies daily!
And last but not least, Miss Moo moo! She picked out her own dress and shoes! I had her in something else, she revolted (I put my foot down) and while I went to my room she took it off and got this dress out of her closet. Me thinks I'm in trouble!!!!!!!!!