Transformation!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

I have a problem with yard work. My problem is that its really hot outside, there's ants and spiders and stuff, you have to get up early in the morning, it makes you all sweaty and stinky. The usual. This year was different though. I was really excited about my yard and garden and I thought, for some reason, that all that aforementioned stuff wouldn't bother me. So we planted our beautiful garden. It wasn't long before our lovely source of nourishment looked like this:

I ruined it! I just couldn't get out there often enough. I tried a few times but the mass of weeds was so overwhelming that it didn't make a dent. I'd pretty much given into the thought that I'd never be able to grow a decent garden. Here comes my mom and sister to the rescue! I normally wouldn't accept that kind of help because that's just the way I am, but they presented it to me so nicely.
Josh wants a beautiful garden just as much as I do, if not more. His birthday is coming up in a week or so and he can never decide what he wants. Its like pulling teeth to get him to pick something for his birthday. So my mom says that they want to revive our garden as a birthday present to Josh. How can I say no to a present? So I accept. We helped of course, but they really did the vast majority of the work. I'm so relieved! It looks beautiful! There were a few casualties and its a little bare but I think we'll actually be able to get some food out of it.
Moving on, I desperately needed a shower the other day and Nolan was sleeping. Perfect timing. Right as I was about to jump in, he inevitably wakes up. So I put Clara in the crib with him to "babysit" while I quickly got clean. It was cute!
Nolan decided that he's a big boy. I can't put him in his hamper next to the pool anymore. Too dangerous. I put him there while I weed so he feels like he's playing in the water with Clara. It works really well. Until the other day. He pulled himself up and tried to jump into the pool with Clara. I can't wait till the day that he breaks his first bone. I really hope Josh is around or I'll completely freak out, I'm sure.
He's so dang cute! I just wish I could get him to smile for the camera.
And finally, we have a cat. Sort of. It actually belongs to the neighbors but that cat loves our yard for some reason. Maybe its because he thinks he's a tiger and our yard is more "jungly" than our neighbors! Clara loves it! They chase eachother around and play fight constantly. Its really cute.

4 comments:

Amanda K said...

Wow, your mom and sister did a number on your yard! What a fun gift! My b-day is on Saturday... if they feel like "giving" a little more... send them on over!

Emily McKenzie said...

Nice job on the garden! That's for your mom and sister not you. Has Clara named the cat yet?

PrincessKatie said...

Hey Janelle. I saw your blog through emilys so I had to come say hi. I can't believe how big your kids are. They are so cute. I love the pictures of them. Stop by my blog sometime and say hi www.thelarsenfam.blogspot.com

Stewart's said...

You have a big area for a garden! I understand the whole bug and heat thing, but it does look much better now, that was nice of them to help.
Your kids are growing big, and so cute!