This afternoon I had an opportunity to spend some time alone with my 2 baby girls. (Okay, so Ruby's not a baby anymore, but she's still my baby!) Teagan & Kordell were off doing some guy stuff of some sort at Grampa's, so we had the place to ourselves.
Our first order of business - harvesting some vegetables from the garden. There was a bunch of broccoli that needed picked, a few peppers that were ready, and a couple of eggplant trying to take over the world! (Okay, that's exaggerating, but they were getting REALLLY big.) I gave the girls a ride in the garden wagon and Hosanna ate grass while Ruby & I harvested. Then we came in and put up our harvest. Hosanna napped on my back in the carrier and Ruby helped wash the broccoli and pick the seeds out of the peppers.
When all that was done, we took the scraps to the compost pile and got the mail. Exciting stuff, I know.
We had a little time before Jade was due home, so we decided to go for a walk. Ruby was upset that she didn't get to ride in the stroller. I suggested she ride her bike instead. She'd never been able to ride out on the road, so this was a big deal. She happily hopped on her bike and off we went. She did really well staying on the side of the road and stopping when we heard a car. We made our way down the road to look at the neighbor's cows. As we were admiring their bovine beauty, Jade's bus turned down the road. Apparently short walks take a bit longer with training wheels.
Now, in the past when the bus came before we were all the way home the driver would just drop her off wherever we were and I would have to wrangle her home with us. But we have a different driver now! She opened the door and said, "Need a ride?"
So we all piled on, bike, stroller and all. What fun!! Ruby was SO excited to get a ride on Jade's bus. We drove the 1/4 mile (or less) home and all piled out again. What an adventure we had!!
It was a good afternoon with just the 3 of us. :-)