Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Planting Peas

Daddy, let’s go lift some heavy and dirty things, Jacob said when he saw the big tiller in the garden, ready to make the soil look like chocolate cake mix.

Little did I know that planting would bring as much joy as the harvest? It’s in the anticipation, the development, the reward. And it is a family event for us. The kids come home early from bike rides, neighborhood football games and friends houses hoping not to miss out... is it time to plant? they say as they run back to the garden.

We plant when we’re all here.

Jacob was so careful and serious as he planted, as if he was giving direction to each seed. He held this stance as he scooted down the row. Cute little kid!

I asked David if he was dirty, to which he replied: I not dirty, I a boy! --Yes, you are.

Our neighbor asked incredulously, if we really planted seven rows of peas. --Yes, we did!

I think that some of the joy of our planting may come after planting...

--Yes, it does.

Monday, March 22, 2010


Look what grew at the base of our old Walnut tree…

Another fairy house. This time she had some LPS stop in for a visit.

Friday, March 5, 2010

He's At It Again

So perfect to look at on this snowy, almost-spring day! :)

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Bring It On

I came across this picture of Ems and J and had to post it for two reasons; 1) they look so tough, and they aren't, and 2) look at all the green! We started talking gardens today. Geoff even can't help himself and went out and bought our peas and carrot seeds.

Warm Enough for a Tea Party

The sun is shining. I have found my shorts and flip-flops. What better plan than an outdoor tea party?

And for my guests…...well, I guess these three will do.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Suzuki Graduation 2010

“If a child learns fine music from the day of his birth and learns to play it himself, he develops sensitivity, discipline, and endurance. He gets a beautiful heart.” -- Shinichi Suzuki

Anna graduated from Book 1 playing: Gavotte by Gossec

Abby graduated from Book 5 playing: Concerto in G Minor by Vivaldi