Sunday, June 24, 2012

Him and Her Kitties

Got some advice and were able to determine the sexes......surprisingly, all but one male is spoken for.

Momma getting some cuddle time 

My kitties.....they're mine! 

Brotherly love

 The art project.....a GIRL!

Black and White...a GIRL!

Mini-winter, a black and grey......a BOY! 

All Black..........a BOY (NEEDS A FAMILY!!!)

Thursday, June 21, 2012

The Kittens Have Arrived!

So, we suspected that our cat was pregnant and it only became more and more evident very quickly.  Well, last night was the night.....Miss Winter gave birth to 4 adorable little balls of fur.  One is all black, one is black and white, one is a mini-me of winter and the other one, more of an art project....kind of multicolored splotches.......i think a boy.  Someone told me once that the mail version of a tortoise shell is white with big colored splotches.  Only the females are the true tortoise this true?  Anyone?  Anyway, here are some pictures I've managed to get of the little family!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

When Garden's Take Over!!!!

Ok, so keep in mind that I blogged a mere 13 days ago...less than two weeks....Here is the garden as it is today.

 The Zucchini, lettuce, squash, watermelon side
Yes, those are all going to ripen at once

 another bunch
 hanging out in our squash jungle
 The Zucchini jungle!
 the beans.......they don't look as grand but we've gotten enough for an entire meal all at once finally.  Yes, I realize that I missed an opportunity to grow something else in between the tee-pees
 the pumpkin monster
 it's taking over the yard
 No!  don't take the kids!
 a pumpkin monster leaf
 the cucumber wall
 another monster....only i messed up....there are 4 plants on the other side that i have to teach Mikey to go through since he's the only one who can get back there.
 the other side...sorta
 it's taking over!!
 sad tomato plant.....they just won't turn red!!  A friend told me about something she read in a gardening magazine about showing the tomatoes the color red, so they will turn red..........anyone else heard of this?
 poor little green things!
 A double squash...oh the wonders in our backyard jungle!
and the big question is..........Mike, how good are you really?  This is only 2 days of harvest!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Garden Update

I haven't posted about the garden in a while and after a conversation with a co-worker today, I thought I'd bring it to you tonight.  Below are the garden as it was 4 days ago.  I have since added trellis to the cucumbers and will try to get a picture of that during the day sometime.

How are your gardens doing?  please share with me!!

 From the left:  Zucchini, mixed lettuce, Squash, more lettuce, watermelons
 Beans, purple and green.
 Cucumbers (spilling into the yard) and Pumpkins

There are also tomatoes and herbs on the deck.  The herbs are not doing so hot, but the tomatoes look promising!

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Jackson's Project

I finally accomplished an art project with Jackson!  This shouldn't be a huge accomplishment, but with an older brother who is quite eager to participate in anything requiring glue, stickers, markers, scissors, etc., it can be hard to do a project with just the little guy.  Last Tuesday, I was at home taking an extra recovery day, but I was restless.  Just so happens that Mikey got in trouble for something and was sent to his room, where he fell, I took the opportunity to pull out some craft supplies and a large box.  

Side story on the Saturday morning, while doing some cleaning, I noticed a delivery truck in front of my neighbor's house across the street and a large dryer box sitting on the road behind the truck.  Woo-hoo!  A free box!  So, I turn to go upstairs to put on clothes...I was in pj shorts and a tank-top, no bra, hair in a messy bun.  Just as I go to close the door, the delivery comes outside and goes to put the box in the truck.  Oh no!  So, what do I do?  Of course I go running from the house screaming "excuse me! Excuse me! Are you going to throw that box out?"  The poor guy looks up, probably terrified at what is coming toward him, and gives me an odd look.  I start explaining "I have 2 little boys who would love that box!”  I guess he's seen this display before and just handed it over.  Then he got the joy of watching me haul the 4x5x4 box up my driveway.  Oh, btw, it was full of quite a bit of trash as well......beggars can't be choosers, though!  At least some of the addition trash was more flattened boxes! SCORE!

So, anyway, cut 2 sides off the box, some clever map locations, hot glue, and many stickers (Jackson did the stickers), buttons and pompoms later....ta-da!  Instant car course!  He loved it!  We even pulled out some little dinosaurs and it was a hit.