Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Happy Belated Mother's Day!

Mother's Day brought all kinds of wonderful things to the mommy in the Small World. J. and the kids conspired to do several projects -- the first was two flower pots designed and painted by O. and N. (N's was pink and purple; O's primary colors). N. picked out a pink flower for me, and O. cracked all the eggs and served as sous chef to J. for a yummy breakfast.
The second project was to construct a new vegetable garden in the spot on the side of the house where we had an entire tree's worth of firewood stacked last year. J. split and stacked it in the fall, and I convinced J. not to plant grass there. Thanks the the tree being cut down, it's an actual section of sunny yard that is not smack dab in front of the house. Perhaps you remember our experiment with O's own garden last year, and hillbilly pots of overgrown, non-producing tomatoes framing my front door? O's garden is going to be the herb garden this year -- right now we've got basil and dill started.
The weather was not too nice for much of the day, but by about four o'clock it was sunny and a little warm. Here are some shots of the project in progress.

Tomatoes, peppers, zucchini, watermelon, onions, cucumbers and green beans in the ground! Nothing big, nothing fancy, but just what I've always wanted.
I think this is the first picture of me with ALL my kids noticeable. It's probably the best we're going to see for a few more years. Sorry it took 20 weeks to photograph evidence of your impending arrival, New Baby. And thank you, O., N. and J. for such a nice Mother's Day. I love you all.


Heather said...

Sounds like a GREAT Mother's Day! Yay for you getting your garden! Can't wait to see how it turns out. We just harvested our first three strawberries yesterday...I'm posting about it tomorrow :)

Love the pic of you and your babies!

Anonymous said...

Love you all too,
J en Colon Panama

Ready to be on the couch watching anything, maybe mega-structures.

CaraBee said...

Love the picture of the three, ahem, FOUR, of you! You and your little baby bump, so cute!

I really need to start a garden.

The Gregor Family said...

I have that shirt! I still wear it to bed :)