Sunday, May 31, 2009

Garden Update

This past weekend we have been super busy outside. See? This is what we got done.

The neighborly side.

And our side.

I got to use this fantastically, fun tool to put all those pickets up.

Very sharp nails that go into said fantastically, fun tool.

The gate still needs to be hung.

S is working on it as I type.

While we were busy doing all that....the garden was busy, too.

My heirloom




Green beans, edamame, and cukes. (pickling and slicing).

Notice that empty spot? Yeah. That one. Right there. Uh huh. It used to have a cuke plant in it.

Till this little firecracker thought it would be fun to run thru all my beds. Not only did she run thru them, but she had a cuke for a snack.

Fingerling potatoes.

Red peppers.



You just never know when you may need a snack out here.

Oh, and wait. Tomatoes.

Little, tiny basil sprouts.

So, thats all the beds.

And before the day is over what is in these packages will be made into lovely row covers for my melons, pumpkins, and squash. To keep all the pesky bugs out.

Yummy peas.

Carrots. I am really thinking that I need to thin them. I am SO bad at thinning. Do I need to thin them right now? Did I need to thin them yesterday?

And a few colorful things as well.

Knock Out Rosebush.

Shasta daisy.

One of my many daylilies starting to bud out.

And little violas...These make me smile every time I see them. Do you see a little mustached face when you look at these, too?

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

The baby is growing up

She looks longingly.

At these.

Double fisted...

Just try to take my toy.

Watchinnngggg for the toy.

Going in for the slide.

And then just the other day, this literally drops into my hand.

This is where baby teeth go.

Can you see it in there?

I think shes maybe talking to the bone.

And now shes wondering why Im interrupting her while shes trying to talk to the bone.

Getting ready for the jump.

Watching the toy as it falls from the sky.

You gotta have some action shots.

And of course, a little relaxing...growing up is hard work, ya know?

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Thursday night

Today is Thursday. On Thursdays, Grammy comes over for dinner.

Tonight after dinner there were manicures a plenty....

Oh. And one pedicure.

How pretty.

I totally take my polish off like this, too.

Except, unlike K, I actually look at what Im doing.

You dont think this could have gone on without G wanting in on the fun too, did you?

He chose blue for his toes.(He has exceptional taste if I do say so myself.)

And gold for his fingers.

And now we sit very, very patiently to wait till they are dry. This. Is. The. Hardest. Part.

But of course, leave it to Grammy to make the waiting go by so much faster by informing him that all he had to do was to blow on them.

And now his hands.

Wait. Lets test to see if they are really dry.

Take a little break.

Once more for good measure.

Clearly, he was very happy with the end result.