Motherhood, Gardening, & Missing Teeth

Motherhood, Gardening, & Missing Teeth

How was your weekend, everyone?  Mine was full of baseball games, home planning, baking cookies, and being with my favorite little people.

It was nice being celebrated yesterday – staying in bed a little longer, getting breakfast cooked for me (thanks hubs!), eating brunch (my favorite meal) at my favorite brunch spot, looking at sweet pictures my little ones drew for Mothers Day, imagining where I will put my new, too-pretty-to-be-in-a-cabinet watering can, and planning our garden for this year.  It may seem a little late to many of you to just now be planting, but we have had a bit of a strange Spring in Texas (we have had two freezes in the last month!).  I planted a few things, and the cold killed them, so I have been waiting to plant our big garden.

I am moving it this year to our little, forlorn side yard in hopes of making this space a little easier on the eyes.  Plus the new location will be closer to the house, and I think I will take better care of it.  When I was working on my Home Depot Style Challenge, I saw these raised garden bed kits in the store, and thought they could be so great for our garden!

home depot

home depot

They had good reviews online, and hey, they will look pretty!  So we purchased four of them, and I am going to get to work this week.

Since we’re talking about gardening, have you checked out William Sonoma’s Agrarian line?  I was mesmerized yesterday looking at all of the beautiful tools to garden, compost, raise chickens, make your own cheese, harvest honey, and more!  Something I LOVED on their site were these raised bed Plant-A-Grams.  They are set up for 4×4 raised garden beds (just like the ones I bought at Home Depot!), and they tell you the varieties to plant for a Salad Garden, a Canning Garden, a Vegetable Garden, etc.  GENIUS!  This is a terrific tool for beginners, or for people like me, who like concrete plans!

williams sonoma plant-a-gram

williams sonoma plant-a-gram

Williams Sonoma also has Plant-A-Grams for Vertical Gardens, too.  Of course, now I want to go back and get more raised garden beds so I can plant more garden types.  Ha!  Ah, the rabbit hole…how often I go sliding down…or want to.

We do a garden every year (the size has varied with how new our baby is, ha!), and the kids are super excited about planting the seeds they have chosen, especially my oldest.

Speaking of my oldest, I had a “motherhood moment” this week with him.  I was on my way to the doctor, and our sweet sitter, documented the situation for me.  You see, he is 5 now, and he discovered after biting into an apple, that he had a loose tooth.  I had never explained to him about losing teeth, and I guess he had never noticed older kids with missing teeth, so needless to say, he was upset imagining that all of his teeth were going to come out “so he wouldn’t be able to chew”.  Just consider this a PSA to talk to your kids about losing teeth before it happens.  Also, don’t google “kids with missing teeth” and show him pictures thinking this will make your child feel better.  Bad idea.  You can see in the last photo that we are sharing the news with Daddy.

Luckily, he eventually felt okay about it, especially after his little brother informed him that “when your Daddy teeth come in after your baby teeth fall out, they are going to be GOLD!”  (??!!)  The very next morning, the tooth came out.  All is well.

Oh the drama!  And joy.

Written by Grace


  • Dianna
    Posted at 09:42h, 13 May

    What a beautiful Family!

    • Grace
      Posted at 16:45h, 13 May

      Dianna, thank you so much! You are so kind to leave such a nice comment! G

  • Erin
    Posted at 15:21h, 13 May

    I love this – I don’t know that I would have thought of telling my little one about the teeth in advance either, so thank you for the suggestion! (Also, you always look so lovely in your more formal pictures, but you look absolutely just as lovely in your everyday-Mom pictures!)

    • Grace
      Posted at 16:49h, 13 May

      Erin, ha! I’m so happy I could save you a little heartache. 🙂 And you are so sweet. Thank you for the compliment! G