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Monday, April 6, 2009

Bye Bye March

Just a few miscellaneous pictures to share this evening.  The boys caught me totally by surprise when they approached me with these glorious mugs one morning a couple weeks ago.  I knew it had been too quiet, but I was working feverishly on some project and didn't want to take an investigative break. That'll teach me.  :0)

Markers Collage

Grinning boys with marker facesIt actually washed off extremely easily.  Soap and water.  So, they had a blast coloring each other’s faces, then again splish-splashing around in a warm bath.  No harm, no foul, right?  Now I’ve just got to go tackle the marker on the closet mirrors and the crayon on the treadmill.  *Sigh*

The following are some great pictures of Anders that I got while we were playing in the backyard one afternoon a week or so ago.  I love his sweet little cherub face with his creamy complexion.  Soren is also featured in a collage at the end of this set.  He was blowing bubbles and got a mouthful of soap when they popped in his face.  I was lucky enough to get the sequence.  :0) Anders in Garden Anders with watering pail 2 Anders with watering pail 1 Goofy Anders

Soren blowing bubbles collage3

And last, but not least, these are some images straight from our garden.  There are shoots coming up everywhere.  Most are weeds, but there are clearly some veggies popping up, too.  We’ve got about three heads of lettuce making their way through the atmosphere, a massive tomato plant that you can see behind the watering can in the pictures featured above, some pumpkin and watermelon vines sprouting up out of the dirt, strawberries, blueberries, mint, chives, carrots, zucchini, Swiss chard, etc.  I am very excited about our garden! Tomato MintMint is sneaky.  Never plant mint in your garden.  Never.  Unless all you want is a Mint garden.  We did.  And now we can’t get rid of it.  It’s popping up everywhere!  This year, we’ve planted our mint in a planter, well-contained, but as you can see, I am still finding shoots of mint sprouting up in our garden.  Everyday I pluck more out.  Sneaky.  So sneaky.  Belligerent.  Persistent.  And oh so yummy smelling!  I love to go outside and rub mint leaves between my fingers just so I can have the scent on me all day long.  It’s wonderful.


Daniel said...

Ha, boys will be boys. I love the colored faces.

Barbara said...

What a great post!
That one will be around for years to come:)
I love your "New Look".

Katy Truman said...

Love the picture of the boys with the marker all over their cute faces. Glad though i didn't have to clean that up. Glad you guys are doing well.

Marcia said...

We finally got rid of the mint when water leaked into the basement and a back hoe was brought in to dig down to the foundation. Good bye mint. We haven't seen a sprout of it since. I'd rather have the mint than the leaking.

Funny boys.

provobaileys said...

at least you have sunshine to grow the plants. I would be so thrilled if the sun would sun warm all day long for more than one day.

Brooklet said...

I can see Claire would fit right in with your boys (and morgan, she loves, LOVES to draw on her body)!