Her naming ceremony, I'll always remember, was March 26th. Today is April 4th and the forsythia is in full bloom and tonight, I brought a vaseful of clippings inside. Because of our first daughter I'll always measure the onset of spring by the bloom of our forsythia.
Earlier today, the four of us spent a wonderful afternoon getting acquainted with the girls' new swingset. We spent a lot of time in the backyard, squealing and sliding and chasing and muddying. Before we came in for bathtime E looked to the corner and proclaimed, I love our sunflowers. I looked at her. "We don't have sunflowers, love." You know, she said. You know I call those 'sunflowers.' Because they're so yellow.
Before she went to bed I took cuttings of my cuttings. E wanted to have some sunflowers inside, too.