The past few weeks I’ve been busy trying to get our balcony garden into shape before the baby arrives. Here’s what we have so far:
Top left: an assortment of tomato and pepper plants, basil, garlic and scallions; top right: our best looking tomato plant thus far; bottom left: our pretty violet plant; bottom right: peace lily plants and our guava plant which is finally doing well after a few weeks of trial and error.
Also not shown in these photos, we have mint, thyme and parsley that are slowly coming up. We’re very excited to see how we do with our crops this year! As long as I don’t kill anything, I’ll be pretty happy.
I really wanted to try growing a mango from a pit and let me tell you, it was super easy! I know we won’t be able to actually get any mangoes from this plant, but it’s a very pretty plant to have around. Let’s see how big it’ll grow.
Last weekend one of my good friends in HK threw me a baby shower. Since we already have 2 girls, it was nice to be showered all over again. Everything was pretty and pink. I can’t believe baby will be here in a few short weeks. Yikes. I better finish getting everything set up for this little one.
The gardenias smelled so nice. We had an English Tea theme, so we had scones, fruits, cupcakes and small sandwiches and tea.
Thanks everyone for the great gifts!
Happy mother’s day to all the wonderful mommies out there, especially to the ones in my life. Today SC and the girls took me to a buffet lunch ( I love buffets!) at a hotel. We stuffed ourselves silly with all the yummy food!
Most people would buy their mommies/wives flowers, but not my family! They took me to HK’s biggest flower market and I got to feast on all the pretty flowers and plants. We ended up getting a number of things to add to our pretty garden. I’ll load more pictures of what our current garden looks like. We have a ton of new plants, herbs and flowers!
Recently we’ve been staying home and doing a lot of this…
More wonton making…
I’ve been wanting to make these adorable clothespin dolls forever. I bought the supplies all last summer but never got to it. This weekend Cadence and I made a little “Cadence” with the black dress and a little “Sienna” with the heart skirt. They had a great time playing with them in their dollhouse. Perfect afternoon activity!
Sienna likes to “draw” and “color” like Cadence but most of the time you can’t really see what she’s trying to draw. Typical for a two year old. It wasn’t until recently that her coloring techniques improved. She used to just drag the crayons around the coloring sheets but now she methodically chooses different colors for different components and tries to color within the lines. That’s pretty hard for a toddler! It’s really neat seeing the progress.
She’s so proud of her work.
We started making our own wontons and they were super easy to make! Not sure why I didn’t try earlier. For our first batch I made pork, shiitake mushrooms and spinach fillings and the second batch I made pork, shrimp and shiitake mushrooms. Both were excellent!
The girls loved helping out too! Cadence actually made them on her own but Sienna was my little helper. She helped me spread the egg whites onto the wonton skins so they would seal up better. So much fun!