Life has entered the crazy downward slide towards summer, and our family is holding on for dear life! There are so many things going in the next weeks that my planner looks like a term paper! But this weekend, we carved out a bit of time to get some things done.
Last year, when we were on our family vacation to Cass, WV (totally awesome trip, by the way), there was a strong thunderstom and we lost our Bradford pear tree. Thanks to our great neighbors, we didn't even have to do a thing, when we got back, it was cut up and on the side of the road. All we were left with was a stump. Until last Friday! We finally got the stump ground out, and a new tree purchase. Daddy picked it out, and did a great job, as he picked out a HELICOPTER tree!! Yep, a red maple that produces Brant's favorite natural plaything, the little helicopters that flit to the ground with the seeds. Brant was right on hand with Daddy when it got planted. It was kind of neat to think that after we move on (who knows, we may just add on, but still...) the tree we planted will still be there.
|Adding some topsoil....|
|which unbeknownst to us, came from Brant's hometown of Milford, DE!! So we planted our new tree in NC dirt AND DE dirt!|
|Putting his boots to good use|
|Mommy's permission to get messy = a great project!|
|My handsome boys! Brant requested a haircut as short as Daddy's!|
Taking a walk around the garden proved to have some surprises! Look at the strawberry that's going to be picked in the next day or so!!
|And our beans are growing at least an inch a day!|
|Painting some flowerpots|
|The cute card idea I found|
|He he, just the right amount of cheesiness!|