Tuesday, March 27, 2012

New Garden Success

This is the first year that I've grown parsnips, which if you know anything about parsnips, get harvested in the spring. So it was a year ago that I put those little translucent seeds into the dark ground and then had to wait and wait and wait to see if they had grown to a worthwhile size! At the beginning of the month, we dug them up, which of course is highly gratifying - a reason to dig in the dirt in early March, and to pull out real food from the garden in March. Unbelievable! We had a pretty good harvest, which of course leads me to want to plant more:)

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Summer in March!

How often do we get to put on our bathing suits in March? Wear flip flops? Eat a melon seaside? Look for crabs? Shrimps? Snails? Dig in the Sand? Work in the garden? What a treat!

Of course, I'm now sitting by a fire again and temperatures are not supposed to be too high this week, but it is March, after all!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Recent Obsessions

With the move from inside to out, all of our focus shifts. And instead of the complete and total obsession with Diego, Makili has moved on to focusing on Diego's zipline. He had me to the point of broken nerves one day by asking more times than I could handle if I could build him a zip line. How about now? Are you ready now? It didn't matter if I told him I would in the summer or if I flat out told him NO, he just kept on me ALL DAY! So Raph at least bought me some time and mental health rehabilitation by building him the rope ladder up into the tree and a tree swing. Makili now spends all him time dragging everything he owns up into the tree.

Huge pile of lobster rope from dump: free
Ton of treasures from around the house and yard: free
Hours of uninterrupted play: priceless.

Monday, March 05, 2012

Before I move on...

Before I move onto other things, some more photo highlights from our trip. Noticeably absent from these pictures are my parents. I'm going to have to work on that!Ege trying to eat Raph.
The new boyfriend...
The jumper
Pretty nieces.

Motorcycle craziness.
The 2-year-olds loved feeding the chickens.

Casey LOVED ice skating!
Surprised Laurie.
Makili's first solo motorcycle ride. (I had nothing to do with it.)
I love this photograph.
Amanda hiked a mile up hill and then came back down carrying two children and a smile on her face.
Sunset Fire Pit. BLISS.
Nice lighting.
Paddle boats.