Thursday, May 27, 2010

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

New old things

I distinctly remember running around under a sprinkler with a garbage bag on that had holes cut out for my head and arms. (I think I might have been pretending I was a princess...) I also remember a bright yellow slip-n-slide. I don't remember if we just threw ourselves on the slide or if we did something more creative.

All this being said, Brent and Bridget gave Isaiah a new version of the slip-n-slide for a gift. It was finally hot enough to use it. Izzy loved it and he was quite entertaining to watch. I do wish for the days when I would be brave enough to jump on the little blow up boogie board that came with it and slide down the bright yellow fun-ness. As it was, I sat on the chair and watched, occassionally taking pictures. Oh, to be young again.

Monday, May 24, 2010

I'm growing things...or going to be...

So once again my fabulous parents (and sister) helped me achieve increased domesticity. For the past couple of years I have desired a garden but have a horrible yard for it. We get very little direct sunlight on most of it and pine trees drop pounds of needles on the rest.

My thought was that maybe a small raised-bed garden would be do-able. Anyway, after talking about it last summer and this dearest mother made my father make it happen :) (do you understand that???)

We actually had quite a packed weekend. Isaiah had Grandparents Day at school and he wanted G'ma and G'pa Troyer to come to his school with him so he called and asked them. Dad decided that they would come up the night before and help build my garden. Little did I know the work this would entail. Eric knew even less. :) As he was helping dad rip up sod, jump on a shovel and shovel in piles of dirt, he looked at me and said, "you got got me good this time." He then went to work the next day and proceeded to tell everyone how I had fooled him into thinking we were going to build a "cute little garden." While there was never any attempts to trick him, he truly wants to believe there was. In reality, I had no idea how much work it would take.

Regardless of E's belief, my garden turned out awesome. I planted 2 tomatoes, 1 yellow bell pepper, 1 jalepeno plant, a mound of cucumbers and a mound of zuchini. It is awesome. Thanks mom, dad, Eric (and Mego for watching Q while it was happening). It was a great weekend! On a side note...they stayed two nights! They never stay two nights!