Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Monday, April 19, 2010

The Garden

Ok, technically not the garden, but she is cute...

The front of the garden - tomatoes, beet, sugar peas, snap peas

The middle of the garden - purple green beans, purple potatoes, carrots, broccoli and peppers
The end of the garden - artichokes and strawberries. I'd like one more bed for viney things like zucchini and squash.Our front yard down by the street. Eventually I'm hoping to make the entire street side and the small section above it look like this - lots of color and little work. :)

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Weekend Warriors

In the time honored tradition of the weekend warrior, I spent today working in the yard and Dan in the bathroom. We had high hopes the bathroom would finally be completed, but alas, it was not to be. The sealant on the sink is taking much longer to cure than we anticipated. Dan is finalizing everything else, and we'll install the faucet - the last thing - tomorrow night. There are a few touch up details to finish, but it's all minor stuff.

I spent the afternoon cutting the grass and cleaning up our yard. I am, unfortunately, not exaggerating when I say the grass was taller than Kendra. Most of our grass is pure weeds for now, as we work on finishing the wall. No sense in combating weeds when we're going to dig it all up to move the dirt. It's all cut down to size again for now, and looks pretty good.

I also planted some more in the garden. We now have 5 tomatoes, one each of banana, cayenne and jalapeno peppers, and some purple green beans. The peas and potatoes I planted earlier are doing great, and my broccoli and carrots are sprouted. I even managed to lay down some mulch and Miracle Grow.

After finishing all of that, I spent the last of my energy planting flowers in a couple of baskets and treating my blueberries for bugs. I still want to plant more flowers, and we are getting a couple of trees to add to the yard, but I'm happy with the way it's coming along.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter

Happy Easter to everyone! This year has been full of blessings for our family, and I hope for yours as well.

Kendra has learned the joy of the Easter bunny. Yesterday we took her took her to the zoo for their annual Easter egg hunt. She had a wonderful time collecting the eggs with the other toddlers. The eggs were empty, and on the way out of the zoo every kid got to pick a few pieces of candy.

We met a few friends, rode the carousel and headed home. It was freezing cold, so staying much longer was just not possible.

This morning I hid some candy filled eggs in our driveway for Kendra to find. She LOVED it. I was actually surprised at just how much fun she had. She quickly discovered how to open them, and devoured the candy. I had to take most of it away or she would have eaten herself sick. As you can see, Turtle was ready and waiting to clean up any pieces she missed.

Dan is in NYC, and we missed him in this morning's festivities.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

I Have Arrived

Yesterday Kendra and I made a quick jaunt to the local Fred Meyers. As we got in the car to come home, it started pouring buckets of rain. Most of you think this is normal this area, but it really isn't. We rarely get heavy deluges of rain.

Knowing, as I do, that the locals can't drive for crap in the rain (how's that for irony?), I pulled out my smart little anroid phone and hopped on Google traffic. Sure enough, the interstate was awful. I pulled out my GPS and programmed it to take me home via back roads. In 20 minutes we were home without hitting a single traffic snag.

At that point, I realized the absolute, delicious ridiculousness of it all. Ain't technology grand?