Monday, August 24, 2009


This year our garden has been a huge success! We tried some new items this year, as we do every year. The items of choice this year, were carrots and potatoes. Both of them are super good!

We have a guinea pig that likes carrots so we decided to try and grow them...well Snickers(the guinea pig) may just have to settle for the store bought ones, because the ones from the garden are super sweet and good! Connor is even going to pack some in his lunch tomorrow!

One of the things I enjoy about the garden is being able to share with others. Today Davis and I went to his school and one of the teachers was so excited to receive some jalapenos! I was glad she took them because we have soooo many and they are super hot.

Another success was this pumpkin seed that Carson planted last year in school. He literally brought home a Solo cup with a little pumpkin plant growing and it was no bigger than a few inches tall. The plant almost died before we planted in the ground, but as you can see it survived! It is even bigger now than in the picture and there are two of them. Jim had to keep cutting the plants back because it was taking over the garden! The problem is, I think, they are going to be ready way before October, which is a bummer. You can bet we will be keeping some of these seeds and planting them again next year, but maybe not quite so early.

The boys have such a great time with the garden. They are usually eager to go out and help harvest the goods. Hopefully it will be a tradition we carry on next summer.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Finally His Turn...

Davis had his first practice in an organized sport tonight. He has been so excited to finally get his turn to play! He woke up early this morning because he was so excited to go to practice tonight. For once his big brothers get to watch him, instead of him watching them!

He has been out practicing all week. He has had his Dad out there. He has had his brothers out there. He has had me out there! Oh, it is going to be so fun to watch him play!

From the looks of things...I think he is ready!!!

And who doesn't practice in a Power Rangers shirt?!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

School Bells are Ringing

My boys are off to another exciting year at school. They seem pretty excited, I think more for the social aspect of it rather than the academic, but at least they are excited for something!

Connor is entering 4th grade and Carson is entering 1st grade. This school year since I am not working, they are able to ride the bus home rather than going to an after school program. That seems to be new and exciting for them. They get to come home and have a snack and just be home.

I pray for the school, teachers and students that they all succeed and have a great 2009-2010 school year. I am so proud of these boys and their willingness to learn.

Had to take a picture of the white shoes. I cringed when he picked them out, but just bit my tongue since they are the ones he really, really wanted. Any bets on how long they stay white? I am giving them a couple weeks...if that!!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Last Hurrah

Since today was the last day before the boys start school, we decided to go to the State Fair. Glad we could pick the hottest day of the year! The boys had a great time. They were troopers walking around the whole fair. They fed some animals, ate fair food, and rode some rides. It was a fun, hot day!

We are now ready to ride, twirl and swing into a new school year! Hard to say good-bye to summer, it sure has been a fun one!