Tuesday, May 31, 2016

The Bond Starts Early

I posted one of these photos on my instagram last week, and I thought it deserved a post as well. These two are fairly inseparable.  Jeremy is great with all of the kids, but I think Sophie thinks she has him all to herself, as she proudly proclaims she's "Dada's dirl!"

I love it.  Of course, I love when she wants to hang out with me, too.  But, there is just something special about seeing your spouse and the mutual love between him and the kids.  I could say so much more, but I'll leave it with this...I couldn't do this life without him...nor do I want to.

Monday, May 30, 2016

Our Gardening Adventure

We have had a garden before, yet never a hugely successful one.  Admittedly, I may be the worst person in the world with plants of any kind.  Oh well.  I keep trying.  My cousin built raised beds last year, and I was so impressed by her garden that we decided to do the same this year.  It started a few months back.  We previously had this little area simply laid with the black stuff and a watering system.  

Carter wanted to take a picture of me...

We all worked on it, but Jeremy did so much of it, and it wasn't easy.

He made sure each box would be level and framed them up.

Then, once he finished with the six boxes, I talked him into a longer one for our corn and beans.

Finally, it was time to plant.

Oops, captured a bonk on the head!

We planted some asparagus that a friend gave us right next to the boxes.

We have a box of potatoes, one of squash varieties, one with cucumbers, one with onions, shallots and carrots, two with tomatoes and a long one with corn and beans!  On the ground, we plan to cover most everything back up with the black stuff, but we've left a space for our pumpkins and cantaloupe! 

And, we're praying they all work!

Sunday, May 29, 2016

21/52: A Preview

I'm getting this one up just in time.  Here's a preview of what's to come in the next few weeks...

Carter // 5 - taste-testing our new ice cream from the Coolhaus cookbook.
Peter // 4 - oh the generosity of friends...Peter has a new bunny.

John Paul // 3 - picking out a knife for his pocket-knife collection.
 Sophie // 1 - looking for sprouts in our garden that's now complete.
 Genevieve // 6 months - just waiting for summer and some teeth, I think.