Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Family Fun

Ed was able to take Sunday and Monday off this week so we took advantage of the time and not only got some projects done but also fit in some family fun.  

Ed put together two gates to keep the monkeys, I mean boys, contained in the yard.  After that was finished he and I worked together to make a garden shelf.  We used two old ladders we found in Amish country and some old, weathered wood we found at an antique barn.  I love  how it turned out and I can’t wait to find some cool things to put on it! 

After all that hard work it was time to cool off in the pool!  The boys just LOVE when Daddy gets in with them!  We have determined tho that we’ll have to upgrade next summer and get something bigger.  It’s amazing how much the boys have grown in just a year.  All three of them are a good 4-5 inches taller than the average for their age!  I can only imagine how big they’ll be NEXT summer!  Oye!

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Before the fun…school work to be done.
My version of downtime this summer.

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I like Merlin’s version much better!

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Fun in the pool!

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Juuuuuump!

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Luke’s attempt..he can’t get very far off the ground yet.  lol

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Onions!  Only one garlic plant has come up tho.

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Snap peas are doing great!

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My flower garden is coming together!
All that’s left are a few items and of course flowers!

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Shelf that we built…I love it!

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Succulents are doing great!

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Plants in the garden are growing well! 

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Garden Growing’!

We recently started our little family garden!  We love picking our plants and watching them as they grow.  This year we expanded our garden to have a little more space and I’m also adding a flower/landscaped garden as well.  I plan on taking photos thru the weeks to share how everything is progressing.   These pictures were taken on May 15th.

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Four rows of onions and garlic are planted here.

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Under the window and to the right will be the flower/landscape garden.

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Planted snap peas along the fence.

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Our expanded garden! 
This year we planted:  8 tomato plants, 2 cucumber,
2 zucchini, 4 pepper (orange, red, yellow and green),
6 broccoli, and 4 pablano peppers.

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Succulents planted in an antique bowl and pot!

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Different view of the main garden.

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Beautiful hanging basket from my mother-in-law!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

DIY Fun!

I love making things…something about starting with a bunch of pieces and ending with a cool project just appeals to me.   Recently I made a couple of headband holders and on Mother’s Day Ed and I worked together to make a really great ribbon holder!   Fun stuff!

 

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