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Monday, April 09, 2007

LIttle of this and that

I really had the best of intentions to get a great picture of my three in their Easter finery. That didn't happen so much. Maybe next week? We had a lovely Easter, despite the fact that Steve flew out mid-morning. At least we had him home for part of the weekend.

For the past few years, we've celebrated "Bunny Day" the day before Easter. We do the baskets, egg hunts, basically all the fun stuff attached to the holiday. That way, Sunday is able to be just about the Resurrection and the Savior, without Him having to compete with a rabbit. Also, we don't have to rush to fit in baskets before heading to church, and they aren't on a sugar high all day. It's worked wonderfully for us.

I've been working hard in my garden the past couple of days. I planted raspberries, a peach tree, blackberries, rhubarb, asparagus, lettuce, arugula, beets and two kinds of blueberries. I'm putting strawberries in a planter on my deck, because the mice eat every single berry in the garden. There are flats of darling little seedlings with heirloom tomatoes, peppers, basil, dill, lemon balm, and cilantro. I'm itching to get them in the ground, but spring is so fickle in the Rockies. Better to wait another couple of weeks.

The kids spend literally hours digging in the garden. It's wreaking havoc with some of the summer bulbs, but I think it's worth it to see them staring in wonder at the bugs and smelling the daffodils. Charlotte Mason would be so proud!

And that, my friends, is some of the random mish-mash that makes up our lives over here. Oh, and one more thing. What post would be complete without the random Calvin event of the day?

I went to make the girls peanut butter toast for breakfast. The peanut butter was up in the cupboard. So far, everything is completely normal, right?. I opened the jar, and was greeted with three colored hardboiled eggs, nestled in the peanut butter. How does the boy do it????? He's 19 months, and not very tall. Manual dexterity is not so great. So how on earth is he able to get three hardboiled Easter eggs into a jar of peanut butter in the cupboard? I don't know how he does it, but that kid is GOOD!

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4 comment(s):

Yowser, how big is your peanut butter jar!!!!

By Blogger theotherbear, at 11:17 PM  

I don't even own a pb jar that could hold three eggs! Bravo to him for being able to do that LOL!
I like your bunny day ...that is a great idea =)

By Blogger Brandie, at 12:00 PM  

What crazy things kids do! I greatly enjoyed your blog. I love gardening, too. I am just hoping our grapes survived the snow and freezing temperatures. I've never planted rhubarb. I wonder if it grows in Texas.

By Blogger I have a good life, at 12:35 PM  

Hee hee..have I mentioned how much I love that little Calvin? Didn't he stick something else random in the PB a little while ago? I have envy of your garden...such good stuff you've planted. I'll want all the tips from you if and when I ever get a garden too. Are you going to try making rhubarb pie? mmmmmmm..if so, I'm coming over...

By Blogger Jemily, at 2:50 PM  

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