For Mother's Day we went to visit my Nanna. I'm so glad I got to see her backyard after all this beautiful rain weve had lately. Everything is in bloom and looks so amazing. She has such a way with plants, and the way she creates little vingettes reminds me of myself. My Nanna is one of my best friends. The conversations we have on the phone are unparallel to anyone. We have a very special bond.
I love getting visit with my family, and I especially love it when I get to spend time with my nephew Aiden. Since he was a wee tot, everytime we get together we take silly selfies. He thinks its so funny and I just adore it. One day he won't want to anymore, so I soak it up as much as I can when I see him. He is such a silly, smart little trickster of a kid. The personality on this one is wild and he has a heart of gold. It was so cute watching him give his Nanna her Mother's Day card he made at school. He was so pleased with himself!
The cactus pictured above is his cactus, and he filled the pot with 'Grammy beans' (mountain laurel seeds). He has another pot where he is growing a mountain laurel tree in and he surrounded it with seeds to. He told me, "These are Grammy Beans. She is dead, but she watches over me everyday". It was the sweetest thing! He doesn't quite understand that she is my mom, as well as my brothers. He was a bit confused when I was explaining it to him. But at least he totally understands her spirit and knows she is with him always. He was only 2 months old when she died. I love that he carries her with him still.