Tuesday, May 10, 2011

A little garden

We had a few gorgeous days in a row last week and Saturday was perfect to put the garden in.  I bought a planter box last year but it took forever for it to arrive, so I missed my chance to plant a garden.  It was probably a blessing in disguise because I was so overwhelmed with my small kids and being hugely pregnant that I'm certain I would have let it just die.  ;)  I have hope that this summer will be much less miserable for me and the garden will be something we enjoy instead of just being a chore.
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The kids helped and feel pretty proud of it.  It's not very big (4' by 8'), but it's a good enough size to see what we'll want to do for next year.  Kanyon shows it to anyone that will pay attention to him.  So, beware.  Don't come over if you don't want him to drag you out in the backyard and show it to you! 

If they are this excited about it now, I can't imagine what will happen once we have little tomatoes, zucchini, cucumbers, bell peppers, etc to show for it.  Maybe I can get them to eat tomatoes this way. That is if I can keep Cohen from pulling my plants out!  There has already been a casualty or two, so we'll see.  Honestly, I can't even tell you which plant is which (besides the tomatoes) because Cohen pulled all the little labels out of them before I had a chance to figure it out.  I guess we'll have to see once things start growing a bit more!  Like I have said before, Cohen always makes life interesting.  ;)

The rest of the day was spent out in the yard working and playing.  
My friend, Kaylee, pointed out this flower to me that evening... it was growing out of a crack at the end of my driveway.  
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It's cute, right?  One of those "against all odds" kind of things.  I had to take a picture of it before my kids ran it over with their bikes!

It's crazy to me that the kids only have 2 more weeks of school and then summer will officially begin... I'm not sure if I'm ready!  I'm going to have to have plans and fun activities to keep everyone happy!

1 comment:

Amie said...

I can't believe your kids only have 2 more weeks of school either? Here in Seattle, my kids don't get out of school until June 23rd. We might as well just go straight through the summer at that point! The garden looks great!