Fresh vegetables from Mikey’s vovó and vovô’s vegetable garden. They brought the vegetables over on Friday, while on a short visit to take Mikey out for ice cream, and I can’t wait to cook them. It’s a shame really that it has been so hot this weekend, I don’t want to turn the oven on but I’d love to roast those beets! I’ll have to think of something else to do with them.
My tomato plant on the porch has it’s first little tomato. It’s an heirloom variety, a yellow Tumbling Tom and it is almost ripe. The plant has lots more flowers but this is the first that made it into a tomato after a slug ate what would have been our first. Mikey’s marigolds that he planted himself are coming along beautifully, they’re almost ready to flower and I know he’ll be thrilled to see the flowers that he chose from the picture on the seed package. He has been checking on them almost every day to see how much bigger they have grown.
The temperature in Chicago is supposed to be in the mid 90’s all week. We have the window fans running and have been hiding from the heat. Mikey has been spending a lot of time reading his books, particularly excited by the fact that he has realised that the letters he has been learning make up words that he knows. He’s been declaring that it is “too hot” and he’s “too tired” to do pretty much anything else. We’re hoping to make it out to the beach later in the week to cool off by the lake, it has been a very long time since I was at a beach so I’m looking forward to feeling the sand between my toes again.
I hope you’re all having a great weekend.