Gardening with children



We are trying to grow plants again this year. Last year we had 66 days of over 100 degrees and a severe drought. We tried to grow watermelons. This was an incomplete success.

This year we are trying tomatoes. These photos show my proud children in front of the tomato plants that I planted.

The Princess helped a little. She dumped half of a bag of potting soil on top of her tomato plant.

We’ll see how this goes.


A Little About Easter and the Dentist

We do love Easter.

We celebrate the risen Lord, and we get lots and lots of Easter Eggs.

The place where I work holds a giant Easter Egg Hunt the weekend of Easter and then there is an Easter Egg Hunt at church on Easter Day.

We love big buses. On the way home from the big egg hunt.

This means lots of candy stashed at our house.

On the way to school on Monday, I found the stash in the car.

It’s everywhere.

I don’t mind my kids eating candy, but the Thursday after Easter, The Princess had her dental checkup.  I was so nervous.  But she passed.  They didn’t even mention the Now and Later stuck to her 2-year molar.

I’m doing my part to get rid of the candy.  The best part is that I saw a new doctor recently, and his scale is 4 lbs. less than every other scale that I’ve used this year.  And at the end of the appointment, I got a print out of my current diagnosis and treatment *and* weight…on his scale.  So I have it in writing, and I am unashamed to be eating whatever candy I like.  I just leave the eggs so the kids don’t notice the decreased volume in their baskets.

I have a couple of year’s experience with this sort of thing…

Catch a Falling Waffle…

The Princess loves waffles.

It’s getting a little ridiculous.

A friend at work told me that the other day, The Princess was sitting in a chair while I was at the copier.  This friend walked over to her to say hello and saw The Princess pull most of a waffle out of her pocket and begin to eat it.

I did not know that she had this waffle.  I’m sure it must have been left over from breakfast.

The following day, The Princess asked BabyDaddy to help her stick her leftover waffle in her pocket.  BabyDaddy asked why.  The answer:

“Save it for a rainy day.”

Not sure why we do the things we do..

So, we really did have a rainy day here recently.  A couple of tornados came through town and most of the damage was a few miles from the P’s school.  Everyone is safe; homes are being repaired.  My favorite thing was The P’s teacher.  She told all of her 20 kindergarteners that if they would sit quietly in the cafeteria, the tornado would not be able to hear them and they would all be safe.  This is pure genius.  They were stuck in that cafeteria for more than an hour but The P thought it was just a fun movie hour.  He had no fear.

 More Later…