Monday, May 31, 2010

Summer Begins.....

...this year anyway, with a water balloon blitz!
This is the first year we have tossed the paunchy rubber bombs since both kids are old enough to have some fun without major help from us.  And most sets come with an indispensable nozzle attachment now to make filling the artillery a bit more of a breeze.
Bud is making sure the enemy sees his hefty, aqueous arsenal.
Boober prepares for her first balloon battle.
Bud lands the first hit with Boober running a sneak attack on the villianous Dad.
The only real winners are the ones who get soaked.  Hope you had a great Memorial weekend!

Saturday, May 29, 2010

My Little Lady Child.... three years old today.
And I could not be more proud than when she dresses herself.


Thursday, May 13, 2010

When I Say I Have No Time...

That is not completely accurate.  I do have soooooome time and I have been spending all of it in my yard.  It is finally starting to come together a little and of course there is still much to do.  Watch the slideshow to see our progress.  And please don't make fun of the weeds :).....You have no idea how many I have already pulled.

By the way, thank you to everyone who has shared plants from their gardens with me. They are schmoozing with the 'older' green residents now.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

G is for Garden

Hola! This year for Easter the magic bunny dropped off some useful gifts to the kids....veggie seed packets. Each of them received three packs to start their own little summertime patch. Bud decided to get a head start on his garden so he could eat his yummy crops sooner.
The gourds are just going to be for decoration, but the lettuce and green squash will be for good eats.
Soil prep...
...sowing with love
Lettuce seeds and careful watering by our devoted green thumb...
The Happy Farmer

When he checked on his sprouts progress this weekend he was stunned to see just how fast they'd grown! The squash and gourds are just now pushing through the dirt, but the lettuce grew so fast we cut up the eggshells and gave the crops a permanent home in the ground. I can't wait to taste these homegrown veggies.