Sunday, May 30, 2010

Garden at the end of May

Here is the garden at the end of May. Everything is growing beautifully, and zucchini harvest is in full swing. Tomatoes are growing like crazy, and the butternut squash is doing amazingly well on the trellis.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Olympic Day at Gymnastics

Lest you think Bryan is the only one getting gym time on this blog, here is a short video of Kaylee showing off everything she has learned so far.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Rain Gutter Regatta

For cub scouts this year, they decided to do a rain gutter regatta instead of a pinewood derby. It was way fun! The boat making process was much less involved than the car making process, which is a huge positive in my book. :p The boys had a lot of fun, and nobody hyperventilated, so I'd call it a success. Tyler even won in his age group!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Piano Recital

The boys finished their first few months of piano lessons, and got to have their first recital. Very informal, and very fun! As only parents of children learning to play the piano are able to appreciate, I am sure. :p Here they are, showing off their mad skillz.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Gardening Fun!

With the really wet and cold winter we had, I didn't get to do as much gardening as I had the year before. I was a bit sad, but what can you do? I did have a whole bunch of carrots, and kale. But that's about it. With less time spent actually gardening, I had more time to spend planning my summer garden, and decided I wanted to expand. Unfortunately, down here you can't just go out and start tilling the ground. A little more planning and work is required, as well as a bit more money to get everything set up. When my mom and uncle were here for a visit in March, I decided to put them to work and help me build a raised bed. It turned out quite nicely.

This is it, March 26th. Seeds planted! Having more space also allowed me to set aside half of the old bed for asparagus plants my friend gave me for my birthday. The roots all took, and I'm looking forward to fresh asparagus, maybe next Spring, but definitely the year after that!

April 3rd. First few seeds are beginning to sprout. My tomato and bell pepper seedlings are still in the little greenhouse at this point, trying to grow a bit stronger before going outside.

April 22nd. Coming along! The tomatoes survived the transfer, and are growing well.

May 8th. Obviously, everything is doing wonderfully. We harvested the first few zucchinis! There are a bunch of little tomatoes, too, though those will take a while longer before they're ready to harvest.

For this summer, I have three green zucchini plants, three yellow zucchinis, three tomato plants (pink and purple, we'll see how they turn out!), some green beans, cilantro, and two butternut squash plants that I'm growing up a trellis. We also raised the old bed up a bit higher with another layer of bricks, and it has the asparagus, two cucumbers, two bell peppers, and a bunch of red onions. There's also parsley, which is still there from last Fall, and some green onions. And the one kale plant, which I need to pull out... Here's hoping for a good harvest!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Texas South State - Michael Sims Memorial

Bryan had his last gymnastics meet for the season on April 25th. It was the Texas South State Meet, and ended up being the best meet of the season for him. Dave and I were watching and comparing the videos from his first and last meets, and it's amazing to see how much progress he has made since January. It's fun to watch him enjoy the sport so much, and to see his dedication and hard work.

Monday, May 10, 2010

More March Fun

I know it's May and all, but March was such a fun month at our house, I wanted to put up a few more pictures.

The kids love jumping on the trampoline, and I decided to go out one day and take a few pictures.

While my mom and uncle were visiting, we also took a trip to the beach. It's hard to believe that it was my first time going since we moved here nearly two years ago. I love the beach! And it's only half an hour away. We really should go more often.