Since my nesting tendencies are in full swing--their influence has even spread outside the nest--and since Magnolia LOVES going outside, I've been teaching her about gardening. While I pick weeds she points at each one and says Ick! She's a very proficient ick detector...maybe a little too proficient. She ended up 'helping' me by plucking flowers.
Another new development from our times outside is that she LOVES to smell things. You wouldn't guess by the face she is making in the picture below, but she repeatedly asked to smell the freshly growing mint.
Her nose and chin are a little yellower these days too.
It is too cold for it to be outside yet, so every time we go up stairs, she points at the basil in the entryway and sniffs. There are three starters, and all three must be smelled.