Thursday, April 20, 2017

Garden, Easter and a Birthday

Good gosh, I didn't intend to be gone so long but it is Spring which means I tend to spend a lot of time sitting on the porch, working in the yard, and of course playing with my grandbabies.  If you are still coming by, thank you for not giving up on me.

I've been trying to get my veggie garden ready for planting but we've been getting a lot of rain, which we desperately needed.  My Mister has tilled and worked the soil and then it will rain and he has to do it again.  Doesn't he look excited...

Hopefully, this coming week, I can get something in the ground without the rain washing it away!  Not that I am complaining about the rain because without rain, we would burn up this summer!  Do you have your garden planted, yet?

Our granddaughter and I decided to build a fairy garden.  For the plants, we used herbs.  There is cilantro, purple basil, and german thyme, in this one.  There are also a couple of petunia plants, as well.  A couple of days later, she and PawPaw decided we needed another fairy garden.

This one has a log cabin, pretty arch, and some kind of flowering ground cover.  Cute and so much fun to do this with our sweet girl.  Mentioning our granddaughter...

...Yesterday was her birthday.  I don't know how it happened but she is now seven years old.  As you can see, Moana is her favorite thing right now so we got her the outfit.  She wanted me to take a picture of her wearing it.  PawPaw and I decided to redecorate her room so that it is fitting for a big girl of seven!  We had one day to do it!  Last Saturday, we got up early, dragged everything out, which was no small task because that child has a lot of stuff...or should I say DID have a lot of stuff!  We painted, put up a new bed, added pictures, new comforter, rugs and pillow.  Several small touches and we were finally done.  

We started at 6am and finished at 10pm.  We were worn out BUT we still had all that stuff to sort through and decide what stays, what goes, and what our grandson got.  A big job but we got it all done and everything set up for her birthday party the next day.  

We combined the Easter egg hunt and her birthday, which she always loves to do.  This year was so fun because Hoss got to hunt eggs, too.  He is walking now and seeing him toodle around makes my heart smile.

He is the little one with his hand over his face.  He doesn't like the bright sunshine!  The other two little boys are our step-great grands.  I get a kick out of having so many babies around here!  The best part...

I can fill them with sugar and send them all home!  LoL

As you can see, we've been having fun around here.  Of course, there is always work to do.  My days are filled with homekeeping, babysitting, and taking care of our animals.

Which apparently, I haven't been keeping up with too good.  Betty Goat needs a good brushing to get rid of her winter hair.  She looks so shabby.  I guess I will do that this afternoon.

I wanted to show y'all my Asiatic Lilies.  Do they not remind you of Cousin It from the Addams Family?  HaHaHa...

Well, not much of a post but I did want to tell y'all I do read your blogs every day even if I don't get around to posting!

Grace & Peace,


  1. Well, I almost missed this post...and I do enjoy your posts. It is the same here. Once the weather warms up, I simply can not stay inside long enough to sit at the computer. Your fairy gardens are so pretty!! and so is your granddaughter. Those roses on the trellis are amazing! We had just a sprinkle of rain overnight and the beans popped through the ground. It has been very dry here, but the weatherman says it will rain all day tomorrow. It should really help the garden get going. Glad you're back! Henny

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Henny!

      Grace & Peace,