Tuesday, February 24, 2009

"I looked out the window and what did I see?"

"PINK popcorn popping on the apricot (er... plum) tree!"

The kids love it when the trees begin to blossom. I have to admit that I do to. We were driving in the car yesterday and Lizzie and Jackson both could not contain their enthusiasm every time we drove by a "popcorn tree". They would shriek, "There's another one!" about every 2 seconds. (When Jackson says, "There's another one!" it sounds like, "nuh-wun." Oh I love it!)

Then the conversation always goes something like this:

Lizzie: Mommy can we eat that popcorn?
Me: No sweetie. It just looks like popcorn, but it's really just flowers.
Lizzie: Can we eat the flowers?
Me: (chuckling inside) You can eat the flowers if you want, but they won't taste very good.


Kristin said...

I'm so jealous! We just got another 6 inches of snow. No popcorn blossoms for us for awhile...

Brock said...

I think those trees are EVIL!! Every year they blossom and I get the worst sinus infection. I want to love them for their beauty but I hate them!

Older and Wisor said...

No blossoms here yet....

I love the pink ones-"Raspberry Popcorn."