Wednesday, May 23, 2012

There's a monster..

    We have a 2 year old boy decided last night that the sound the air conditioner vent makes can only be one thing...a monster. We had the a.c. on all day and he was way too busy to notice a thing. But the minute the lights went out there was nothing to occupy his little mind but the sound coming out of the floor. It started with a whimper and quickly escalated to a full-fledged scream. He came running downstairs telling me something about a very naughty monster. After a cuddle session on the couch I took him back upstairs, where the panic attack started all over again. There was only one thing to do, turn it off and open the windows, which we did.
*this was the same little boy who (only 2 days ago) smashed my camera to bits....who is the monster? He really is the cutest little boy though.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Mother's Day

My family had a wonderful mother's day. We picked up some KFC and headed up Big Cottonwood Canyon. After a short hike we came to the perfect picnic spot. We were nestled in the shade and far enough from the river that I didn't need to panic about the kids. Here is he conversation we had on the way to our picnic
Me -"Did you bring a blanket for the picnic"
Chad- " I was an eagle scout, I am always prepared. You're the fly by the seat of pants Floridian who shows up to the mountain wearing flip flops"
Me- "No, I wore boat shoes" (really not ideal for hiking, but in my world one step up from flip flops)
Chad- "Well, that's a miracle"

It was perfect weather and we had an awesome time!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Our Garden

I am lucky enough to live in a wonderful town. Herriman donated a big plot of land for a community garden. I was lucky enough to receive a 14' x 30' plot. Elly and I have had a lot of fun planting and watering and taking care of our soon to be fruits and vegetables. I didn't realize how much space this actually was until we started planting! So far we have planted 3 varieties of tomatoes, bell and cayenne peppers, eggplant, strawberries, cantaloupe, pumpkin, okra, carrots, spinach, snap peas, white onions, bunching onions and a few more that I can't remember at the moment. We still have on row that is unplanted. We plan on putting in some kohlrabi and watermelon. Luckily it is only a mile or two down the road so it is easy to hop on my bike and head over for weeding or watering. I love that this was offered to all residents for free, what a wonderful opportunity. Here is hoping that with some work we will have a very productive garden this summer and fall.