Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Keeping Busy

I know you have been wondering where I've been.

I have been a little busy with some projects.

Last week Blogger was down for two days, I was priming the walls in the North Wing, and Tommy thought that we needed 14 more yards of mulch dumped. I have been spreading mulch for almost a week. I  already spread about 15 yards of mulch before we had the 14 yards of mulch dumped last week. I can't wait to get it all done.

I also have to make time to do the regular house work and take care of the kids.

We had an awesome weekend.

We kicked it off on Friday with a Slip N Slide for the kids. It provided three hours of fun and entertainment for the whole family.

It's a double slip n slide.

It also comes with a inflatable raft.

Speed Racer having a blast!!

Weeee so much fun!!!

I just LOVE this face!!!

Making a game plan for a race.

 The winner...Speed Racer. His side is faster!!

The weather was HOT but the water was cold.

I just love when everyone is HAPPY!!!!!

Happy kids makes a happy mom!!!

Side View

Jumping in the puddle

Speed Racer trying to convince Tommy to try the Slip N Slide

Tommy thinking about it. I told him to wait a second so I could run and get my car keys so we can get to the hospital faster.LOL!!!

Tommy had fun doing the Slip n Slide too!!! No trip to the hospital!!

Saturday we went to the Farmer's Market, spread some mulch, and then Ballerina had dress rehearsal. We left early so we could go to a Memorial Day Party.

Sunday, Tommy and the kids insisted that I take some alone time. So I headed to a flea market.
We had a nice quiet day!!! Then on Monday we went out for breakfast, took a little hike at Worthington State Park. I'll share photos soon!!!

I hope you had a great weekend!!!


Thursday, May 19, 2011

Garden Tour

With all this rain I needed some color. So the other day I went outside in the rain to take some pictures of my garden.

Grab yourself a little drink and snack and enjoy!!!

The kids and I painted bird houses. This is my bird house!!!

This is Ballerina's bird house. You can see a bird popping his head out of the hole.

Speed Racer painted this bird house.

I don't have a place to hang plants so I use plant stands on the deck to provide some privacy on our deck.

I got these planters for free from where I use to work.

Duckling in the white flowers.
Every year I pick a color scheme for the backyard and this year the colors are red and white!!

My geraniums.

More flowers in a basket.

Our bird bath, my boots, columbine, and lily flowers that we planted in memory of our dog Lily who passed last year!!

More columbine flowers.

My pink azaleas. I can't wait for them to bloom.

My snowball hydrangeas that we bought last year for our Anniversary!!

I recently purchased these foxgloves from Home Depot. 3 for $9.99.

I just love these flowers.

White Bleeding Hearts

My vegetable and herb garden.

My little bench that gets moved around all season long. However I think it found it's permanent home right here.

Since I can't have chickens, I thought I would add this little guy!!

My window boxes. I only have them at the garage windows, but wish I could do them at all the windows.

Our kayak. I thought since it's outside we should use it as decorations!!!

Speed Racer's fire truck. He doesn't fit into it anymore. I just threw the flowers in there because I needed to get them out of my car. But I am starting to like them here!!

A little sitting area under the pear tree for people to sit in as they watch the kids play.

My chocolate pepper budding.

My peonies. I can't wait for them to bloom!!! I was hoping this week but I am thinking next week!!

A little fountain that I made!! I LOVE the sound of running water.

This was my veggie and herb garden last year but I am going to try for wildflower garden. My strawberries grow here along with my chives, and scallions.

My strawberries. See the white spot that's a strawberry.

A little area ode to summer camp.

A recent purchase for $5.00. Croquet. Now we need to learn how to play it!!

Hope you enjoyed the tour!!


Wednesday, May 18, 2011


I can't remember if it was 8 or 9 years ago, but Tommy bought me this wisteria tree.
We have watched this tree crawl up another tree and take over the area.

However, EVERY year we look for the wisteria flowers. In the 8 or 9 years that we've had the tree it has bloomed one flower!!! ONE!!!!

Anyway, the other day Tommy was outside cooking on the grill and I heard him laughing. I asked him what was so funny and he pointed up to the top of the wisteria tree and this is what we saw...

I am so excited!! I can't wait for the sun to brighten those purple flowers!!!



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