29 September 2012

. . . firstborns . . .

. . . oh ~ good morning pretties . . . 


. . . i know it isn't quite october yet . . . 
. . . but there you were 
at home depot last night . . . 
. . . looking all beautiful . . .
. . . and how could i resist? . . . 


. . . please don't consider yourselves
 guinea pigs . . .
{you totally are}


. . . please don't think 
your purchase and planting 
were a desperate wish 
for the end 
of triple digit temperatures . . . 
{it totally was}


. . . one of these days . . . 
{cough when it cools off cough}
. . . i'll get you 
some tiny alyssum friends . . .
. . . but for now ~ just rest easy . . . 
. . . send down roots . . . 
. . . don't fry and wilt . . . 
. . . bloom like crazy . . . 
. . . and know that
out of all the geraniums 
i'll plant in 2012, 
i loved you first . . .


. . . and speaking of 
who i loved first . . . 
. . . well ~ childrenwise anyway . . . 
. . . thirty-two years ago today 
this beautiful girl
{the beautiful girl on the right}
made me a mama . . . 

 {halleigh anne hansen turned 9 yesterday, 
and amber leigh romney hansen turned 32 today}

. . . happy birthday to my firstborn . . . 
. . . if you know her at all, 
you'll agree with me 
that she's downright amazing . . .


5 comments:

Bill said...

I can't believe our firstborn is 32! She is beautiful both inside and out. On top of it all, she is our family's hero.

Carol said...

Happy Birthday to your firstborn...I was just thinking how I can't believe that today is our son's birthday and he turns 35...how in the world did that happen? Love your geraniums!

MichelleY said...

Happy Birthday to Halleigh and Amber...both beautiful girls!!

lifeinredshoes said...

Ahhh the firstborn, I am one of them also. We are the guinea pigs, therefore we deserve all the praise we get ;)

And red geraniums are my hands down favorites, I plant them every Spring. I do not however love the little worms that make themselves at home in the buds, do you get those too?
This year I plan to dig them up and bring them in for the Winter. We'll see how that goes?


chris+amber said...

Awww...thank you! I can't believe I'm old either. So excited for flower season. It's been too long!