Sunday, August 24, 2014


First day of Kindergarten! 

He was so ready! 

Here we go! 

Pick up right at the driveway. He was fine, I may have had a few tears... 

First day lunch - mini chocolate chips, cheese crackers, grapes, peanut butter & jelly - all his choice

Kindergarten Orientation and Last Outing!

We have a kindergartner! 

Such tiny lockers! 

Love the cafeteria! 

The day before school started, my mom and I took him to a local arboretum. They have a railway garden!

and lots of frogs

and neat benches in the children's garden

Then we went to lunch at one of our favorite places. 
They celebrate American history from the steelworker era.

Sunday, August 3, 2014



My first Evening Sun sunflower

The snapdragons I got on clearance after the Mother's Day storm


I think I will do sunflowers behind the chicken coop again.

l-r Gloriosa daisies, Hopi Red amaranth, Black Eyed Susan

Gloriosa daisies

Can't see the chickens :)

Hydrangea is finally  blooming

Marigolds in the garden

More marigolds in the garden

Morning Glory about to bloom. Connor grew these from seed in his pre-k class.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

First Harvest of 2014!

2 Jaune Flamme tomatoes
Handful of Green Arrow peas

Jaune Flamme tomatoes are an orange heirloom from France. They are about 4 oz, salad size, sweet with a bit of a zing. Pretty tasty! 

Friday, July 4, 2014


I had apparently not published this post, sorry about that! Scroll down for 4th of July!

Connor's finished with his first soccer season! We hope to do the fall season!

Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July!

We had our friends, Dan and Jane, over today to celebrate the 4th. We did burgers and brats on the grill, my dill potato salad and other goodies, including a chocolate eclair "cake". The chickens got some watermelon that disappeared quickly.

Jon and Dan did some fireworks. Usually we can see big ones from here, but no one seemed to be doing any this year. We hear lots of booming, but none up in the air. Connor did his first sparklers. I was thrilled to find out they don't burn you anymore!

Connor and Jane

Monday, June 16, 2014

Pre-K Graduation!

Yes, I know. I haven't updated in a long time. So again, you'll get a bunch of updates at once! Lucky you!

Connor has graduated Pre-Kindergarten!

It was a really cute program. They sang lots of songs. The teachers brought up each student individually and gave them a "quality" and said something about them. Connor's was Curiousity because he kept his teacher on her toes with all of his questions. And... "When Connor grows up, he wants to be a horse trainer." !!!