Monday, May 26, 2008


Well, the ever expanding vegetable/ fruit garden is still growing. We now have: cilantro, oregano, lettuce, cauliflower,broccoli,jalapenos,green peppers, yellow peppers, red peppers, two other kinds of peppers that I can't remember(the tag said HOT), pablano peppers,peas, green beans, zucchini, lemon cucumbers, regular cucumbers, baby carrots, spinach, walla walla sweet onions, cantaloupe, watermelon, sweet corn, three different types of tomatoes, five grape vines, eight blueberry bushes, three cherry trees, too many:blackberry,marionberry,boysenberry,and raspberry vines to count, and two brand new Asian pear trees!
(F.Y.I. We also have pumpkins, but we can't plant them yet)
So there you have it. We've gone nuts! Joe's even experimenting with a homemade watering system and plans on building another planter box today. I guess this is just another way we're biting our thumbs at "the man" and his high food prices!

Monday, May 19, 2008


Proof of the heat wave! Please make note of the blue sky! You might not see it in another washington picture for a while! And, that's actually a three ring pool, but the heat and water did something globular to it and the middle ring sank to the ground.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

A tropical heat wave

Oh yeah, we're havin' a heat wave! On friday it was 96 degrees with humidity, yesterday it was 93 with humidity, and today we're supposed to be about 83 with 75 % humidity! Me and my neighbors have been burnt to a crisp because we have been congregating outside every day. The kids are all right, since we were diligent with THEIR sunblock they are just getting tan instead of burning.
I brought Ian's blow-up pool to my apartment yesterday and set it up for the kids, and I'm glad that I did! The pool that was supposed to open yesterday had to close early because it wasn't fit to swim in and had to have it's chemicals redone! EEEWWWWW! But we had fun anyway, we had the little pool, waterballoons, and super soakers. We grilled burgers and hot dogs, and there may have been a tiny little bit of alcohol consumption.
All in all, it was good times

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Speed Racer

Pat Said that Speed Racer was good
He said it's very fast-paced and brightly colored
like some crazy acid trip. But it had some really
cool special effects in it, and he thought it was great!

Nemo 2.0

Well, the other day we got fishies from the pet store! There names are: Nemo, Special, and Sparkle. Sadly, Nemo died yesterday while justin was taking a nap. So I had to run out and get a new one before he realized that his Nemo was not in the tank.
So now, we have Nemo 2.0 ( I don't think he's as pretty as the other Nemo, but this was all they had).

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Ian has lost another tooth! After two weeks of pain, and lots of complaining, he ripped it out last night! Huzzah! That was the fourth tooth he's lost so far, and brings his tooth fairy money count up to $8. We figured with the rising cost of everything, $2 each gives him a decent chance to get something at the store. Oh, and, Ian had a great week at school, and he aced a math test! So It's off to speed racer they go today! I'll report back later with all the thrilling details.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Well, I've officially started my spring flower planting! I've got Cyclamen (shown here in red and white), tuberous begonias in Go-Go Orange( I'm not even joking, that's their name and color), primroses, mums, mini purple daisies, forget-me-nots, ultra violet pansies, and this year I'm growing my own I have 15 seedlings that I just transplanted today. Plus, I went and bought my neighbor some pansies in different colors( one is called Matrix Morpheus, you can't make this stuff up!) some English daisies, and a huge pot of yellow snapdragons! So, we're supposed to plant her stuff tomorrow. And, we're doing a vegetable garden over at my father-in-laws house. We're going to have: corn, beans, lettuce, watermelons, pumpkins, three different kinds of peppers, tomatoes, celery, cucumbers, walla walla sweet onions, broccoli, and I can't remember the rest. Let's just say, I've gone insane with the planting. Every year I get more flowers, so I have to get more pots to put them in! Then I need more potting soil, and I always buy too much so then I have to buy more planters and more flowers! It's a vicious cycle. I think I'm an addict, maybe someone should cut me off before I go through with my plan to dig up my neighbors lilac bush because I think it would be "happier" at my house.