Thursday, May 26, 2011

Summer is unofficially here.



We have this odd corner in the backyard that is shaded to the south and west by the house. The grass never grew here very well and was very mossy. A couple of weekends ago, we put in a shade garden. Because it was near the foundation, we had to heavily amend the soil with compost, manure, peat moss and garden soil. We have a mix of daylilies, hosta, ferns, coral bells, lily of the valley, bleeding heart, and forget me nots. So far, things seem to be sprouting well.



It's was rather hot and sticky yesterday, so I stripped Spenser down and started filling up his little pool. He had more fun playing with the hose than actually getting into the water. Oh well, nothing is cuter than a naked baby playing in the yard.



Playing with the hose got boring after a while, so he decided to go adventuring about the yard.



C was in the process of putting together a playhouse/slide/climber thing. Spenser couldn't wait to "help" and do some test climbing.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Mother's Day



Spenser painted the vase for the petunia and the butterfly magnet as well as helped make a card while he was school.



He also managed to "borrow" Daddy's credit card and order me this beautiful bouquet of lilies, roses and tulips.



The sentiment of the card made me cry....or maybe it's just the pregnancy hormones. We also had a lovely breakfast at IHOP and spent the day playing together. Very relaxing.

Friday, May 06, 2011

What we did last weekend.



Worked in the yard, putting in a shade garden. Spenser helped....And then we rewarded ourselves with pizza on the grill.



Buffalo mozarella and pancetta



Gruyere and carmelized onions.