Monday, June 29, 2009

Monday Randoms

Since I missed Friday randoms, due to working from home with visitors in the house. . . I thought I'd do Monday randoms . . .

Nolan and Noah drumming on the entertainment center while Ben plays Guitar Hero

1- We discovered where Nolan's bow came from (he will sometimes bow really deeply when you clap and say "YAY!") At the end of each song on Guitar Hero, if you do well, the singer of the band raises his/her hands and bows as if worshipping the guitarist. It's sort of in the background and we never noticed it before, until Nolan started imitating it along with the game. It's amazing the things he sees that we don't. . .

2- I have a cold. It's 90+ degrees outside. That never feels quite right to me. . .

3- We tried a new cupcake place in Salt Lake on Saturday, in celebration of Emily's birthday. Diva Cupcakes. . . I was not super impressed with the cupcakes, to be honest, but the shop is so cool.

4- My son is obsessed with Word World. We bought him some foam letters that are supposed to be for the bath tub. He carries them around, pretends to spell words, and gets a bit disappointed when he squishes them together and they don't turn into anything.

5- Some of the many cool plants growing out in the back yard right now:

The gigantic columbine plant. Apparently these do better in the shade, though I'm not sure their little tag would tell you that. I'll be moving my others by this one soon.
They didn't fare as well in the sun.

And these are what Ben calls "firecracker plants" but they are apparently called "red hot pokers" or "torch lillies" We got them from Ben's grandma's garden and they have absolutely taken over. I need to divide them and move a few. I love them because, while these crazy flowers are gone pretty quickly, the rest of the plant seems to stay green practically year round.


5 comments:

Furrow said...

Those red hot pokers are just so right for this time of year, though I find them a little bizarre looking.

Hel said...

Hehe.... As I read your post, Isabel came over and saw your Word World picture. She got so excited and said "Word World". Now she is crying because it isn't on tv. ARRRGH!

Nate and Tami said...

Don't you hate a cold in the summer...bummer. I seam to do the same thing every year though!

Amelia said...

Oh, I love columbine, it's so beautiful.

Stefanie said...

send some of those red hot pokers my way! They'll look great in the backyard :)