It's just about full-on summer here in the Twin Cities. Our backyard is all leafed out, and the neighborhood turkey seems to spend a lot of fluffing/noisemaking time in our yard or in the cul-de-sac. We love our hous, and it feels so cozy! Matt and I have been working on a few house things with the help of a few friends and family, including refinishing our window sills and replacing electrical plates. We re-seeded the shady parts of our lawn with great success. Hopefully it stays lawnlike through the summer now that the leaves are out. The deer enjoy our hostas (though only one kind) and other perennials. We saw one right in our front walk when we came home the other night, presumably taking a break from our greenery buffet.
Baby is due 7 weeks from yesterday. Last weekend, my cousin threw a lovely shower for me. It was great to see so many family folks, some of whom live outside the cities. Festivities included a matching game to match the animal to the baby animal name and sculpting babies out of play-dough. Who know a baby platypus was called a puggle?
Matt's been traveling a bit for work, so we are looking forward to a few weeks together at home. We have been spending some good time with friends and family (some with babies of their own), and are super thankful to have such a big support network here. We are taking a birthing class at the hospital next Saturday (all day!), so will get to see the Mother Baby Center and learn a bit more about this mysterious event.
I'm making a lemon tart today and am so excited about it.