Saturday, April 25, 2009


I posted a while back about how we had found all these tulip bulbs and that we planted them around a tree. Well they came up...and they are daffodils. No offense to daffodils, I was just really wanting them to be tulips. Oh well. We are going to plant tulips in between the rows of daffodils, I think that will look really pretty. Here are some pics of the flowers.

I went around with my trusty camera and took some pictures of our property.

Here is our dog Dax

Our garden. It's the biggest garden we've ever had. Can't wait to see the veggies of our labor!

We planted:

tomatoes (roma and big boy)

bell peppers



purple and green cabbage



A big dandelion I found in our yard.

So, I wasn't going to post this, but this is our concrete pond (aka pool) We are working on it now to get it all cleaned out. The first step was to get the millions of frogs out. Matthew took care of that for us, so we are now pumping out the nasty water. Then we'll be ordering a new liner for it. we come!! :)

Friday, April 24, 2009

For Your Viewing Pleasure

11 Months old

Frogs and Flying Babies

Yesterday, Matthew and his friend Jana went out to our concrete pond (aka pool) and caught some of the noisy frogs that had taken up residence there. They caught 16 total!! Jeez! And believe it or not, there are still some in there. They were relocated to the local creek. The frogs, not the kids...haha! Matthew also had baseball practice yesterday. They worked on catching grounders and flyballs and practiced their batting. He enjoyed being outside.

I took these pictures of David just a couple of minutes ago. Matt was outside with him, throwing him up in the air and I instantly was inspired to catch him mid-flight. We had a good laugh looking at them. I gave Matt a workout cause I kept making him throw David up in the air until I caught the perfect moment.
The first one is my favorite. He looks like a giant baby sittin in a tree..haha!!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Batter Up!

Matthew had his first practice today for baseball. We found out that his strong point is batting, he's really good at it. He seems really excited to start playing some games and learning more about the sport. Here are some pics I took while we were there.

Getting a pep talk from Dad.

Learning how to catch grounders.

ready to go.

David did really good...for about an hour. Then he decided he wanted to go home. Luckily the field was in the next town over which is only 7 miles from home.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

The Farmer Rabbit King

Matthew's class is having what they call a "Hat Parade". He was to create a hat and make up a story about it. This is the hat he came up with. He made up the story completely by himself.

Once upon a time there was a Farmer Rabbit King.
He had chickens and they had eggs and he always got the eggs and painted on them. One morning when he was going to get the eggs, there were no eggs! He went to the vet and the vet checked the chickens out and he noticed a problem with the chickens. They were very sick with the hiccups. That's why they weren't laying eggs. The Farmer Rabbit King took care of them until they got better. Then when they were better, they started laying eggs again. The Farmer Rabbit King was very happy from then on.