Monday, November 22, 2010

Cats, Muffins, and Hyacinths - LIfe is good!

Hello! Here it is, my last day as a twenty-something... So far, happily, just like every other day!

Griffin's currently snuggled onto my lap watching a Bob the Builder in a tiny screen on the computer, while I use the rest of it. He's fallen in love with Bob. Tractors + cats + happy noises + a super catchy theme song = one happy little boy. This is him pretending to be a cat:

We made it to the city this past weekend to attend the Awards Banquet for our playground award. It was really fun, and the food was AMAZING! I had four different kinds of cake for dessert. It was a little ridiculous!

Griffin did great getting babysat by his grandparents. He even went to bed for them. What a good boy! (and good grandparents, too!) Plus it means that now when we go to the city, we can actually go out at night! What will we do with ourselves?!?

And we had our first big snowstorm of the year (unfortunately right during our drive home!) It's mostly gone now, but the cold is hanging around. Brrrrrrrrr! On the plus side, it's good hot chocolate weather. Plus muffins. I made muffins! This is a big accomplishment for me - it took me about 3 hours. They're yummy though - all full of yoghurt and apple and dried cranberries. I'm not much of a food photographer, but here they are.

And on a final happy note, look what happened!

This flower is a total tribute to being lazy. Sometimes it pays! I bought this pot in the spring, full of flowers. I did trim them off when they died, and had every intention of doing all those things you're supposed to do (which I think involves closets and water???? Digging up bulbs??? Paper bags????) But then I didn't do any of those things. I just left it. For eight or nine months, this pot sat on our windowsill, full of dirt, but otherwise empty-looking. Anyway, lo and behold, suddenly of it's own volition, it started to sprout again. I watered it, just to see. And it rewarded me with hyacinths! Every time I'm at the sink, and I see it, or I walk through the kitchen and smell it, it makes me smile. I feel like I won the flower jackpot or something. Hallelujah!


Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Lauren! It's 'eat cake' day!! Have a great day of celebration. Thirty is feeling pretty good I bet! Thinking of you...a/Janet

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, hope you are having a great day.
Sun is shining here a perfect birthday day - hope it is there too. Much good wishes,
Anita & Stan

monica said...

Happy Birthday wishes Lauren! I hope you're having a fantastic day. I posted photos from our awards night, check them out at ~mon

Jai and Lauren Soloy said...

Thanks guys!! Having a great day so far! Love those photos, Mon! Thanks for the link.

Anonymous said...

HAPPYYYYYY BIRTHDAYYYY!!! from all of us ... M/E/cats/dog/fish