Monday, May 29, 2006
Do you like Natalie's colorful diaper? She's got a very bad rash caused by the heat and too much juice. So today I dragged out the very cool and colorful fitted cloth diapers I used with Bailey and Joseph and started using them with Natalie. I am using them without any cover to let her bottom breathe as much as possible. I did put a cover on her for bedtime. Hopefully her bottom will start to look better soon.
I planted 7 hostas today between the fence and one of the long sides of the pool. Here are two of them. I will plant 5 more between the fence and one of the short sides of the pool. I have been wanting to plant something there since we got the pool almost 12 years ago.
Saturday, May 27, 2006
These fuzzy plants came back from plants that Joseph brought home at the end of second grade. Last year they were about a foot tall. As you can see, this year they are over two feet tall. They are being moved this weekend as they are hiding everything I planted behind them. We have no idea what type of plant they are, Joseph does not remember.
Last year I planted three strawberry plants for Bailey. This year the strawberry plants have taken over more than half of the flower box. As you can see, there are a few red berries almost ready to eat. The other plants among the strawberry plants are mint plants. I planted a few mint plants in the left back corner of the box and they have spread like crazy too. I put a few other flowering plants in the bare spots a few weeks ago, but they have been mostly buried under the strawberry and mint plants.
Tuesday, May 23, 2006
Taylor and the other 11 year olds in her group waiting to compete in the Level 4 State gymnastics meet. Out of 56 competitors in her age group from across the state, she ended up 14th on Vault, 12th on Bars, 12th on Floor, 9th on Beam and 9th All Around. Not too shabby for a little girl from the South. LOL
Monday, May 15, 2006
Mother's Day tradition at our house involves me sleeping in until my children bring me breakfast in bed. This year, Joe made the kids make breakfast, since most of them are old enough to help. I got a box of chocolate and one photo album from each kid with some of their pictures already in them.
Sunday, May 14, 2006
Down came the rain and washed the spider out... Natalie loves this song. Here she was getting us to sing to her while she waited for the bus. She must have been cold as she insisted on sitting by the door under this blanket. Joe told her that she only got 10 times to sing the song a day and that she shouldn't use up all those times before she got on the bus. LOL