Thursday, April 21, 2011

The Ultimate Plant Killer

That is what I am... I kill plants with STYLE... well, not even then. Just swiftly and with love.

My daughter REALLY wants to plant a garden this year. She told me we need to grow everything and whatever we can't grow we will get at the store. Love her enthusiasm. Sadly, she doesn't realize that mommy's thumb is RED not GREEN.

It doesn't help that mother nature seems to be against me this year. It is nearly May, and here in the Midwest temperatures are still in the 30s and with lots of wind and little sun. How am I supposed to keep the tray of vegetables a friend gave me ALIVE when they have to stay up high in my house, away from sun?! (If I keep them near a window, the kitties will eat the plants). Let alone PLANT new flowers, fruits, etc?! I don't even know how to move plants from one pot to another, let alone to the ground without completely destroying them.

I had planned to move the vegetables outside, and get new plants, to help my children celebrate Earth Day. Last year it was sunny and in the low sixties, lending us to plant lots of flowers around our tree. This year... well.... its still going to be COLD. Why can't the plants just tell me what they want?!

Hopefully things will take a turn for the better and we can plant our precious vegetables (if they last that long). Hopefully plant some fruits too. And hopefully I won't screw it all up so we actually get edible food later in the season!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

365 Project - Days 105-111

I am FINALLY caught up!

Day 105:
Not so helpful, bud...

Day 106:

Day 107:
Day 108:
Emails about the trains I was bidding on... I have a slight ebay addiction!

Day 109:
Jordan's new big bike!

Day 110:
Jordan was painting Tangled pictures. Fun!

Day 111:
Ben decided the sofa was a GREAT place to put his stickers.

Monday, April 18, 2011

365 Project - Days 80-104

I've been away for a month. I apologize. Here is nearly all of the last 30 days. I said I wouldn't get this far behind after the last time, but life really sweeps you off your feet sometimes! Don't be offended, my housework has suffered right along with my blog ;)

Day 80:
Took the kids to see Body Worlds at the Museum of Science and Industry. It was cool!

Day 81:

Day 82:
Ben wanted to share his magnets.

Day 83:'
got out some Easter decorations

Day 84:

Day 85:
Love these kids!

Day 86:
Driving to grandma's house... Poor kid got sick 3 times in the car.

Day 87:
Ben and his Great-Auntie Nat!

Day 88:
Grandma spoiling the kids with pillow pets

Day 89:
Another nap.

Day 90:

Day 91:
He loved Grandma's kitty.

Day 92:
Weird pancake creature

Day 93:
Yay playgrounds!!

Day 94:
Sleeping children are so precious. I just wish mine would sleep in their beds for nap time!

Day 95:
Puzzle time

Day 96:
Talented Daddy

Day 97:
Newly acquired fire pit!

Day 98:
Darn kid broke my glasses. This is my husband's temporary fix... I felt like such a dork!

Day 99:
80 Degrees!!

Day 100:
More playing outside. We could get used to spring!

Day 101:

Day 102:
Kitty was jealous!

Day 103:
Train ride!

Day 104:
Someone gave away these NINETEEN boxes of cereal!