Archive for June, 2010

more Saturday

We finally have our full driveway back! yay!

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Found this dead rat in the backyard, I assume the end result of some late night fun for the cat. After showing it to the kids, letting them poke it with a stick and hearing mumblings of them wanting to dissect it….Jason found this scene. One of our steak knives had been brought out and left by the rat.

I asked who took the knife outside?? “I did!” says Simon. Greeeeeaaaat!!!

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This morning I sat down on the couch and immediately had three boys snuggled in. How sweet is that??!! It struck me what an attached family we are and I had to call Jason to come take a picture. We are so so blessed.

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This afternoon Xander and Simon decided to break out the perler beads and Xander made this most awesome X.

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Simon came to tell me his “eyes” were done and he was ready for it to be ironed. Xander discretely informs me I will not be able to iron it because the beads are too far apart.

This is was his finished project…and look at how proud he is! hehehehe! Jason was able to help him add a few more so it could be ironed. Simon is thrilled with his 5 bead creation.

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tiny tiny garden bounty and other this and that.

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and the computer room action. We started horde toons and a new horde guild on World of Warcraft with our friends. Its been fun playing with them in the evenings.

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My friend Nicole found the cutest knitting pattern online and I just bought it. I must make this! but I feel like I should finish up a few neglected projects first so look forward to some knit show-and-tell soon (I hope!)

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Much needed impromptu camping trip

After several weeks of rainy days like this…

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We broke free for an impromptu night and day of this…

Gales Creek with Sheri and RJ:)

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blankets, pillows and chairs oh my!

They can really tear the shit up FAST!

Amazingly though, it all cleans up in about 10 minutes because….it’s just blankets, pillows and chairs. hahaha!

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Just a quiet Sunday

A five boy pile up and now the herd has run off to play “extreme hide and seek.”

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Then it was MAJOR fort building…and it really was a fort, complete with jabbing sticks and a stockpile of rolled up socks for weapons. I was innocently walking by when I got pelted by many socks.

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Adults vs kids…kids win.

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Simon at play

I hear plenty of sound effects coming from behind my chair and turn around to see Simon like this…

Funny guy!

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All my boys are turning into quite the comedians lately. Xander announced he was:

1. going upstairs

2. turning on the media center

3. watching the complete Fairly Odd Parents Season 2

4. and 2 hours later he will be getting up from the couch with a crampy butt.

He laughed hysterically and is now executing that very plan. haha!

Garden progress

This is our first year attempting a garden and so far I am very pleased with the progress! We kept it VERY small and it hasn’t been the least bit overwhelming…just how I wanted it.

The peas are getting big enough they need a trellis. So Jason built it today.



Then we worked together to introduce the peas to their new climbing place…




The strawberries are doing great! Check out my little berries…



Jason is going to build a mesh cover to keep the birds out.

My baby plum tree is starting to bear a few but it looks to be another sparse year. It’s still a tiny tree so I’m not expecting much.


The cherry tree, however, has a TON of cherries but some kind of fly seems to have used the tree as a nursery and have taken over.


Carrots in a bucket…


Xander and Simon planted a couple extra marigolds we had…


My Better Homes and Gardens life…haha!!!!!


First garden harvest

I snipped off a bunch of spinach and red leaf lettuce for my smoothie today and it was our first time collecting anything from the garden.

Maybe I should have read up on that before-hand because I wasn’t sure how much was safe to cut. I assume some leaves need to be left to keep the plant healthy and growing. So I cut off a few leaves here and there, just enough for my smoothie.

I’m looking forward to a yummy salad next!

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A few more Life is Good photos

Our room door decoration…

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The DS funshop. Of course the kids had to attend that one! I can’t believe how into it Simon is already…and getting good! Three years old? Blows my mind.

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