Sunday, May 31, 2009

My Brave Niece


For her birthday, my niece Nadine got to get her ears pierced. She was apparently very brave, and is very proud of her new sparkling pink earrings. I didn't get my ears pierced until I was 12, and I'm pretty sure that I wasn't as brave as she was, even when I was 12 years old! What a beautiful and confident girl she is! Happy belated birthday, beautiful girl. I'm sorry I didn't post anything on your birthday! Can you forgive Auntie Jenn?

Friday, May 29, 2009

Coming Soon....


I bought a bike very much like this one today. And I get it tomorrow. I'm very excited about it. I don't know if the colouring is quite right, though - I think that mine may be either dark blue or charcoal. Yep, it has a basket. And a big comfy seat. And I'm getting a rack put on the back of it. No bell yet, though. Oh yes. And it doesn't have a chain. It has a rubber belt. Strange, huh?

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

It's hard to believe...


that these toes:



belong to this little man:

Happy 4th Birthday, Evan! Have a great day!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Right Now

Yay Brian!
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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Chillin' Out, Maxin', Relaxin' All Cool...

Izzy spent the long weekend generally being lazy.  And keeping us safe from the crazy robin that has nested above our garbage cans.  But I don't have a photo of that.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Wrestling

Rebecca and Gideon came to visit yesterday. It was good to see them, but I couldn't really interact with Gideon for fear or making him sick. So, I watched and took pictures. These boys are about two months apart (Josh on the left, Gideon on the right). Gideon is the older one, but it looks like Josh is taking him to task. Very cute boys. Good job, ladies! :)

Monday, May 11, 2009

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Monday, May 04, 2009

The Growing Season

Not all of my plants are growing yet:


Some of them, however, are growing very well.
Our Scarlett Runner beans are growing like weeds!
We have rhubarb in the garden now. I'm very excited about that.

Friday, May 01, 2009

It's May today. I can't believe that the months have gone by so quickly!

Last weekend, while Brian was busy inside working away (for hours and hours and hours and hours) on his last university course, I was outside at the picnic table planting seeds in trays. I planted Alyssum seeds, Petunia seeds, Dusty Miller seeds, Snapdragon seeds, Godetia Sweetie seeds, Blue Fescue Grass seeds, three types of tomato seeds, snow pea and sweet pea seeds, pole bean seeds, green and yellow pepper seeds, green and yellow zucchini seeds, and cucumber seeds. On Wednesday, Brian noticed that our seeds have started to sprout - it's so exciting! Some of them are an inch tall already! Unfortunately, we don't have many bright places to put them for the next few weeks, so we've been keeping some of our living room lamps pointed on them around the clock. This is the first time that I've been able to invest in my own garden! Last spring I so badly wanted to go over to Cranbrook and ask the owners if I could plant a garden so it would be there when we moved in...

I used a few different vessels for planting the seeds in. A while back at the dollar store, I found 26 little peat pots for $1. I considered that a pretty good deal, and bought two packages (back in February. I was pretty excited to plant). However, I didn't have a plant tray to put them in, or a cover to keep the heat in for the first week. Hmm. I rumaged around the kitchen and came back with two of the aluminum roasting pans that I didn't use during my mass-cooking project in early spring. Poked a few holes in the lids, put the pots in the pans, and voila - make-shift greenhouses!

However, I soon found that 52 pots was not nearly enough for all of the seeds I wanted to plant. I still had room in one of my roasting pans. I remembered making little seeding pots with mom when I was little, so I tried it out, and it was just as easy as I remembered! (Involves newspaper, rolling, and folding = done!)

I also went to Sharples Greenhouse and bought two real mini greenhouse trays - cool because they can be reused next year. If all of the plants sprout, we'll end up with almost 200 plants to go into our back yard. I'm so excited! Pictures to follow in a few hours...

Also very exciting news: Laura split her rhubarb plant for me, so once I plant that in the garden we'll hopefully get a nice and big plant!