Monday, June 17, 2013


For a garden that continues to amaze

For big brothers

For ordinary magic

For irregular eggs

and good food from good friends

For finally finding the missing sunflower.

For catching flies

For hard work and the reward of discovering new growth

For a comfy Aunt

For first birthday parties

For 'two out of three isn't bad'

For a connection to my ancestors

For gaps

For alternatives

For my girl

For the library

For sugar and spice

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

A Kids Garden in a Picture Frame

I helped the kids make their own garden this week in the alley. I had an old frame that I had wanted to get rid of. I thought- hey that would make a cute little faux raised bed garden.

And that wasn't even a Pinterest thing!
They were really excited about it.

Adding eggshells for calcium.

They each planted a lettuce and there is a tomato plant in there too. We might have to make another one and transplant the tomato because I'm thinking the lettuce will take over pretty quick. They picked out a strawberry plant and the other is a begonia.

And what do you know. The next day it was the first of all the strawberries to flower.
And this guy is too little to plant. But he's not to little to eat dirt. He loves being outside. As close to naked as is socially acceptable, breeze blowing through that awesome hair of his.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

A Walkabout

Once in awhile, we like to go on an adventure.

We go downtown and explore.

There was a fight in the alley...

But witnesses weren't cooperating. 
There is a surprising amount of interesting things in our old town.

"Look how long the train is!"

An impromptu game while we waited to cross.

No adventure is complete without a little treasure hunt.

We found a cool hat at the gazebo.
Jeremiah made up an awesome story about a hobo with one leg who lost his hat.
 "Billy the Hobo" it was called.