Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Visit with Mother

We four girls visited with Mother last Saturday. We gave her the works, a hair cut, manicure and pedicure while we visited. She is doing pretty well all things considered. She spends time with her friends in the dining room and TV room. We left her so she could go play bingo.
Then we visited with Aunt Marion at her new place. And spent the day taking care of business.
We finished out the day at Jackson's none birthday party parts. Or as I liked to call it, his 2nd 2nd birthday party. He was so excited!! We had great company and great food.

2nd Chance Gardening

We have had a terrible drought, no rain for 30 days. And my yard and garden have suffered, and it has made me sad.
I came home one evening and spotted this clematis vine blooming!The vine had to be cut back because of our house falling down around it, LITERALLY!!
And we had raked the weeds out of the garden with the tractor. I replanted some sunflower seeds. I may have a second round of flowers for the fall.
Surprise blooms cheer me up!

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Happy Birthday to Me!

My 52nd Birthday was Sunday, Tuesday night I cooked dinner for the family. Actually, I cooked the vegtables, Steve cooked some great steaks on the grill, Paula made the cake.
Tuesday morning, I went to the River Market to pick up some fresh vegtables and the steaks at the meat market. I also picked up the sunflowers. I love the fresh corn on the cob, squash and mixed vegtables.
Paula made birthday cake. The boys little outfits and the cake coordinated. We all enjoyed it, Tucker really enjoyed it. Jackson sang "Happy Birthday" several times, and blew out the candles over and over.
The steaks were possibly the best ever. I bought a second grill, because mine was too small to cook 8 steaks.
I had a great birthday party! Thanks everyone!

Friday, August 10, 2007

Little Visitor and Morning Glories!

Would you believe I work in my yard in flip flops, even when it's getting a little dark, and then this thing shows up in our yard. I think he was on his way to feast on my morning glories, or maybe "lily". Maybe wanting a swim.
I was literally ripping plants out of my weed infested vegtable garden about 12 hours earlier!

It's a "logger head" turtle, with giant snapping jaws!

We transported it down to the creek, lucky we had an old dog cage out back to use to move him in. I hope he enjoys the creek!

Thursday, August 09, 2007


I have this cool new phone, an iphone, it takes great pictures of beautiful grandchildren. I can program it to have a picture and a ringtone show for the caller. It's my funnest new toy.

Icky Bugs

I have three drawf alberta spruce trees. They all developed these little coocon things hanging from them with some defoliation. Then I noticed the coocons were moving, little bugs came out of them. Wouldn't you know I would get some nasty worm, not some lovely caterpillar out of my coocons.