peonies and a tooth

The flowers are out! Way ahead of time.  Seems strange, almost everyday I get confused at what time of year it is and think it’s fall already.  Good thing it’s not, because I can’t wait for some summer fun!  I think I’m most excited about going blueberry, strawberry, and raspberry picking.  Hoping to load up the freezer this time, too.

[yes, that’s my sewing scissors, doubles as a peony cutting device, cringe]

Of course the girls discovered that the peonies were indeed blooming already!  In the past I’ve never really cut many to put inside and enjoy, but this year I’m cutting away!  They only last so long before it’s over, and the smell, it fills up my whole kitchen!  Of course Emily cut her first stems about 1″ long, ha.  I rescued them and put them in a shallow bowl.

[of course the beagle had to get a piece of the action too]

On a not so similar note, the same day we cut the peonies, was the day after Natalie lost her first tooth.  Had to document the occasion.  She pulled it out during math time at kindergarten (she must have been bored).  It’s kind of scary how fast they’re growing up.  These little milestones keep passing by so quick.

19 thoughts on “peonies and a tooth

  1. Jeni says:

    Ahhh! Your peonies are so pretty Anna! I can almost smell them through the computer screen 🙂

  2. Jenny says:

    That might be the cutest dog I’ve ever seen.

  3. tinajo says:

    Beautiful peonies! 🙂

  4. Larissa says:

    *faints from seeing fabric shears used on woody stems*
    (gorgeous peonies though)

  5. Ruby says:

    My little one discovered she has her first loose tooth and I was secretly in tears! I remember waiting for those little baby teeth…. They do grow up so fast.

  6. k a t y says:

    oh. my. beautiful. peonies!

  7. kristin says:

    oh i wish we had peonies in our yard! we had them growing up and i always loved them. and congrats on the lost tooth, natalie! sounds like she handled it like a champ!

  8. Carolyn says:

    Wow! Those flowers are gorgeous! And I can’t wait for all the berry picking too!
    And congrats to your daughter..she’s a tough cookie 🙂

  9. Emily says:

    I wish we had peonies here! So gorgeous! Congrats to Natalie too. 🙂

  10. gail says:

    beautiful! ours are in bloom right now too, and i can’t stop taking pictures 🙂

  11. Marina says:

    What gorgeous photos Anna!

  12. laurakam says:

    Loved the peony pictures,wish I could print the one in the vase with the apples…that’s art!

    Little aside you can put a small padlock on your sewing shears , I did that until kids were old enough to read the Sharpie label of Fabric Only 🙂

  13. Kristie says:

    Beautiful photos of moments to savour 🙂

  14. sewkatiedid says:

    they remind me of michigan so I had to buy some the other day. way cheaper to grow them!

  15. sewtakeahike says:

    your peonies are beauties, Anna!! They’re my all time fav flower, so fragrant!

  16. Dr. Del says:

    Everybody keeps commenting on the peonies… I’m excited about her healthy little mouth 🙂 (I’m dentist btw 🙂

  17. Figgy's says:

    My all time favorite flower. They are gorgeous. The kids always grow too fast.

  18. Sew Much Ado says:

    What an exciting milestone! Yay for Natalie!

  19. Andrea says:

    Absolutely love you photos!

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