Just about the only thing alive in the garden at the moment is the little bay tree we bought earlier in the year (before realising that there were two bays in the garden).
Teddy was initially quite keen to help tidy up the garden, but lost interest as soon as he found the watering can again (this summer's number one hot accessory).
I'm ashamed to say that I've scarcely been out in our garden since falling pregnant (first thanks to morning sickness, then lack of enthusiasm for gardening in the cold), so the whole place is looking really rather drab and scruffy. I want to make a start on tidying it up and getting it ready for next year's crops (which all need to be of the extremely low maintenance variety, so as not to intrude too much on the whole baby/wedding thing)., but there's so much to do that I just don't know where to start! I'm determined to get out there at least a couple of times a week though, and attempt to make some kind of headway with the raking up the leaves, digging over the raised beds and weeding the scruffy patches that we never quite got round to planting this year.
Of course, no morning would be complete without at least one outing for the train set (luckily, putting it away is almost as much fun as getting it out, so I don't have to spend all my time tripping over it). The train set was a birthday present this year (from us but originally found by my fabulous sister, who bought the whole lot at a boot fair for an embarrassingly small sum). I wonder whether the Christmas present (which I haven't in any way gone ahead and ordered without consulting Adam) will come anywhere near it?
Watching Teddy play with the train set got me thinking about more knitting (If you haven't been reading this blog for that long, you might not know that I actually started my handmaking endeavours with a voracious knitting appetite, so this whole knitting bug isn't actually totally out of the blue). This jumper was a charity shop find by Adam's mother (can you tell we don't buy much stuff brand new?), but it scarcely covers the big toddler belly now, so I think a replacement might find its way onto the needles in the not-too-distant future.
I wonder what else we'll get up to once Teddy finishes napping... I'm planning on a long session on the sunshine quilt this evening - our house is free from guests for the first time in about a week, so I'm finally able to spread the quilt all over the sofa and do nothing but stitch away at it for a whole evening. However, I suspect Teddy might have something a little less sedentary in mind when he wakes from his nap.