Monday, August 10, 2009


Bug asked me last week how my gardening was going and I realized I hadn't put anything on the blog about it in a really long time. I'd like to tell you that I've been receiving a ton of emails requesting information on my garden but I haven't. Not a one. And to punish you for your lack of interest I'm going to write about it. All week long. Every day, every post.

No, come back. Cooooooome back. Alright, we'll compromise--just the one gardening post today.

Here's Samuel with some of our early bounty. A delicious zucchini who found a home in Neighbor Melissa's spaghetti sauce, one tasty cuke that I ate with a little salt while I made lunch one day and basil that sat in my fridge until the leaves turned brown and I threw it away. I had hoped to make pesto with it. Don't cry for my basil; I have more basil than I know what to do with. If I weren't so lazy and if pine nuts grew on trees I would start my own pesto processing plant. That's how much basil I have.

Ah, another lovely cucumber accompanied by a lemon cucumber. I love, love, love lemon cucumbers which is a good thing because I have a lot of them. The kids like to pick them and eat them like apples. Hooray for lemon cucumbers!
Here's a fun fact: I am growing zucchini in very, lets say, interesting shapes. Two words: Doctor Ruth.


And just because its my blog and I can do what I want, here are some pictures of my really cute kids. I'm actually just posting pictures of them as reverse psychology because right now I WANT TO BEAT SAMUEL WITHIN AN INCH OF HIS LIFE. It is 9:30 and he has just come down stairs for at least the 12th time. Jeff told him he needed to get some sleep because he was going to be tired and cranky tomorrow. Samuel's response: "That doesn't make any sense".

Where does he come up with this stuff?

Baby Emily looking all sweet and sassy in her sunglasses. And seriously, how cute is that outfit? If I were to completely lose what little good sense I have and wear an outfit like that out in public I would be arrested. Arrested, put away for life, and forced to watch episodes of What Not to Wear 24/7. Stacy London makes me want to ram screwdrivers in my ears so that coupled with what little good sense I have, keeps me from wearing an outfit like this.

Reverse psychology. Not working.

Still not working...very glad his Dad is dealing with him right now.

Ok, how tired do you have to be to fall asleep while eating? I fell asleep at Disney World once but I have never fallen asleep eating. 3 year olds are an enigma to me. I'm thinking of donating this one to science.


Amber said...

First of all, I'm in awe of your gardening skilz. Because I possess none. I have flowerpots on my front step that have the shriveled up and dead flowers from last summer still gracing the premises. So you can imagine what is growing in my vegetable garden. Oh...right...I don't have a vegetable garden. Unless, of course, you count the produce section at WalMart. But then that would imply that I feed my family fresh fruits and veggies...which I don' there ya go.

Second of all, no Stacey London for you? Seriously? I'm not so sure I would want her accosting me in that creepy 4 way mirror room, but I still likey the What Not To Wear. Or maybe it is just the thought of shopping with $5000 of someone else's money that thrills me. Yep. That's probably it. Come to think of it, she does grate on the ole nerves after awhile.

Third of all, your kids couldn't be any cuter.

Fourth of all, I would totally wear sweet Em's outfit and parade pictures of myself around my blog. Because as already established....I have no shame. But, I'm not sure I have the figure to properly do the outfit I will leave it to Miss Thang.

You're welcome.

Traci P. said...

Donating Samuel to science ... Bwahahahahah! Funny stuff.

Dee Roehl said...

I'm thinking Samuel is a lot like his cousin, Thomas... Up all night, up all day... I really don't miss those

By the way, love the blog, you are such a good writer!

Love always! Dee