Life Lately

First Garden Harvest and What We’ve Been Up To

I’m happy to report the garden is now producing vegetables! So far, I’ve harvested a few zucchini, cherry tomatoes, yellow tomatoes, and green beans. I just adore walking out to the garden each day and checking on the plants and seeing what is ready to pick and eat!

Zucchini, cherry tomatoes, and green beans from vegetable garden

Since my sisters’ day with Hannah, we’ve been up to all sorts of fun. Lots of time on local trails, splashing in creeks, and even my once in a blue moon jog with Niva 😂

How about some pictures?


Calling Poison Control and Other Activities

There’s never a dull moment in the Zottola house. 

I was in the kitchen yesterday and thought Sadie was playing in her room with Niva, but it turned out they were in mine and Jimmy’s room, eating the rest of Jimmy’s bottle of melatonin gummies.

To say I was nervous one or both of them could get really sick would be a huge understatement. I called Sadie’s pediatrician and they had me talk to Poison Control. I was assured Sadie would be fine, maybe just drowsy. Same with Niva. 

And you know what, they were totally fine. Me, on the other hand? I feel like I should have a head full of gray hair, LOL. Those two certainly keep me on my toes! I’m thanking God everything was okay and we are now keeping the melatonin somewhere far, far away from those two 😉

Other activities as of late:

We filmed a vlog last week! It involves a Starbucks date, homeschool, cleaning up after Niva’s antics, and a major case of the giggles from Sadie at the end. 

Mom and daughter at Starbucks with cake pop

Starbucks coffee

I had a wolf and a husky join me for lunch on Saturday. I think they were hungry because they wouldn’t stop staring at me and my sandwich 😉

Sadie calls them Niva and Baby Niva and won’t go to sleep without them. It’s the cutest ❤

Stuffed wolf and stuffed husky

We’ve had some warm days here and there, so walks have been happening. Sadie is super into picking out her outfits lately and this one was pretty cute. She insists on wearing her rain boots everywhere, all. the. time. 

It’s so much fun to take walks with Christmas decor out because Sadie gets so, so excited. Everything is super cool to her and I love seeing the world through her point of view. We drove around and looked at Christmas lights the other night and she was oohing and ahhing left and right!

Toddler on a walk

We’ve done some baking lately! I whipped up a batch of cowboy cookies and we made Paw Patrol sugar cookies together. I picked up a Paw Patrol baking kit the night I went shopping alone and it was a huge hit! 

Jimmy and I always laugh about Sadie’s love of Paw Patrol. She is terrified of the show, but she loves looking at pictures of the characters, lol.

Girl eating Paw Patrol cookies

Well, I better get this day started. I’m kind of hoping it’s nice and dull after yesterday!

What have you been to lately?

Have you ever had to call Poison Control?