Monday, April 25, 2011

Week 3: Backyard Projects

Week 3:  the beds

Peppers, tomatoes, eggplant

Marigolds, radishes, onions, fennel

More sunflowers, Cuban oregano

Squash, zucchini, basil, mystery herb

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter!

Easter morning - comparing shoes with Alia

The girls had dolls and Patrick doesn't own one, so he improvised with Curious George

Headed out for Easter dinner

Easter egg hunt at Patsy's

Monday, April 18, 2011

Week 2: Backyard Projects

I'm going to try to post comparison shots of the stuff we are planting, week by week.

Here's week 2:

The lettuce continues to grow, Patrick's sunflower isn't doing so well.

The wildflowers

The sunflowers are thriving

Looks the same - the mums, rosemary and parsley

The hostas came back!

Tomatoes and one small eggplant

Basil and squash

Sprouting sunflowers, lemongrass up top

Onions, leeks, chives

The beds

The model out front

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Easter Egg Hunt, take 2

Second hunt - much better, much happier:

Heading out

We've arrived and Patrick is ready!


Patrick greets the Easter bunny

Picking out a tattoo

He decided he wanted it on his face



Waiting for the hunt to begin

This time, he got a bunch of eggs.

Checking out the loot - whistles, bouncey balls, stickers.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Easter Egg Hunt, Take 1

Our community Easter egg hunt (Please note this is a few hours before the tornado touched down, so it's a bit grey and windy):

First hunt ever.  He got the hang of it quickly enough.

Not too many eggs to be found

Heading back, only a few eggs in the basket.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

The Stuff I Don't Want to Forget

Last night, after an especially challenging bed time, I asked Patrick, "when are you going to start behaving?" He answered, "Monday." So I said, "Today is Monday." And he said, "Okay. Now. Good night!"

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Backyard Projects, continued

Mike spent an entire weekend building raised garden beds for me.  We are planning a garden, which I started today, with sunflowers, pumpkins, tomatoes, onions, peppers etc.

Four raised beds, built by Mike

I started planting today - marigolds, onions, sunflowers, pumpkins, and a small squash plant.

More sunflowers, planted by Patrick and I

L-R, Patrick's sunflower from school, lettuce, and last year's oregano

Cute little sunflower 

An assortment of wild flowers, planted by Patrick and I

Last year's stuff - mums, rosemary, and parsley

The raised beds again

Growth from last year

The lone peach tree, blooming again!