Saturday, June 21, 2008
Yea, I know, I'm a little late but, "better late than never". I am so late in fact that I had to buy plants instead of seeds. The kids were so disappointed when we said we wouldn't be able to plant this year so we gave in and did it. The main reason we gave in is for Spencer's scouts but I think we will all learn and grow ;) from trying it out. Besides, I'm all for any thing that gives the kids one more chore to do. Between digging, planting, weeding, watering, and picking there should be at lease 10 minutes a day. We'll see how they survive (the plants and the kids). We planted 2 regular tomatoes for bottling, two orange cherry tomatoes for eating, 1 zuccini becuase I don't think it is possible to kill (hopefully), 2 yellow (they were out of red) watermelons were Spencer's choice, and 2 pumpkins were Benji's choice. We are going to be out of town for 10 days next week so hopefully we can get the sprinklers adjusted to get it good enough. The dirt here is not great and it is expensive to amend the soil too much so we are just going to cross our fingers. Wish us Luck!
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Monday, June 16, 2008
Spencer's first Pinewood Derby was a blast. He was able to design, paint, and assemble his own car. The only thing Mom had to help with was showing him how to tape off the areas he didn't want to get paint on and install the weights. All the boys had a great time. Spencer came away victorious with the fastest car at the race. WOW! Great job Spencer!
Valerie's Mom, Vickie and Step-dad Walt came for a visit at the end of May. We had such a great time. We are so blessed to have them in our lives. They were such fun to have stay with us. We learned so much from them and they were a great help with our home, yard and kids. We had a camp fire one night. We roasted hot dogs and smores on the fire and threw rocks in the lake. We went to Flaming Gorge for a day. The weather wasn't great but we were able to stop and fish on the way home. I happened to catch the only fish. Having recently moved into a new house we had lots of yard work to do. We really put Mom and Walt to work since this is their specialty. Walt and I built a vinyl garden box. I got to use a new tool. The pop-rivet gun. It was so fun. I now find myself wandering around the house looking for something to rivet. Mom and the kids planted our flower garden and we all pitched in to plant a globe willow in the back yard. We finished off the yard work by starting a rock wall and platform. (I finished by myself after Mom and Walt left) However, we didn't leave all the work to them. Gary and I spent almost an entire day speading dirt in the yard in prep for laying sod. As usual, Mom spent a lot of time in the kitchen. I love to cook but it sure was nice to have someone else cook all week. We put Walt to work BBQing, sharpening knives, mucking through and organizing our fishing gear and teaching us some handy knots. We were even able to squeeze in an afternoon of 4-wheelin'. We spent a lot of time together and we all loved every minute of it. What a fantastic week. Thank you Mom and Walt, We love you!!! Walt, we hope you are feeling 100% soon! Take it easy. Love you