Sunday, June 28, 2009

A (Busy) Week In The Life Of Sam.

He paid a visit to BYU's Museum of Art on a very rainy day. He enjoyed the Walter Wick exhibit and recommends it to all his friends, young and old.
Sam started piano lessons and loved his first lesson. This is the musical boy with his piano bag.

He spent a lot of time playing with babies.

Swim lessons.

He loves to go to the school for free lunch and a social visit with his friends.

And, of course, back to the pool for some leisure swimming.

Sam helped get Grandma's yard ready for the big party. He tried pulling this tree out with his bare hands and shear might.

He helped his mom and Aunt Becky paint the Love Shack.

He felled trees and carried them around like a born lumberjack.

Sam went to two days of Cub Scout Day Camp and loved every minute. He wishes he could go every day. They made marshmallow guns, fudge in a bag, bug catchers, shot arrows and BB guns, learned about first aid and had an egg drop. Among other things.

Sam made a trip to the Salt Lake Temple and waited patiently while his Uncle Peter married Aunt Whitney. It was a beautiful day and Sam looked very handsome in his wedding garb.
What a busy boy!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

My little garden is already producing...

No, no, not a cabbage patch. This little cutie was just hanging out on my tiny lawn that I cut with scissors. Looks like it's time for a trim.

We planted the strawberries two years ago and are happy to find them producing this year. We are looking forward to them filling in their whole side of the garden. Also, returning this year on it's own is the cilantro. I used to HATE cilantro. I thought it tasted like soap. Now I LOVE it. That just tells me that I shouldn't write things off just because I didn't like it the first time I tried it. I also think that some things taste better with some ingredients than they do with others.
This year we also planted 4 tomato plants, and 3 jalapeno plants, 1 Serrano chili pepper plant and 1 pablano pepper plant.
Last year we planted onions and got nothing but this year one giant green onion sprouted before we even started gardening.
So if the onions keep coming we will have all the fixings for homemade fresh salsa, by the end of July. Except for the garlic I like to add. And I'm not counting on anymore onions, so we'll have to buy those too.
What is your favorite thing to grow in the garden?
Oh, and does anyone know how to get the potato bugs to stop munching on my strawberries?