Garden, Cars, and Summer Fun

For family night last night we spent a family activity planting our garden. This is our first attempt at such an endeavor so we’ll see how it goes. Mya and Olivia were great help with planting seeds. They helped with the corn and pumpkin seeds as well as pulling out weeds. We’ll have to see how the corn turns out because in each little hole I told them to put 2-3 seeds in each hole. Mya followed instructions well but Olivia didn’t really get the concept of only 3 seeds per hole. They were both very excited about planting pumpkins so I think that will go well.

Other plants we are planting are beans, peas, beets, cucumbers (our girls love fresh cucumbers), and radishes. Our garden plot is pretty big and I spent some time getting a sprinkler system setup to water the whole plot on the timer so I don’t have to worry about the watering. I’ll post a picture with progress through out the summer.

Also I finally decided to get out of the Ford Escort I was driving. It would put out a smoke screen driving down the road at odd intervals and it needs a new motor. So rather than spend a couple thousands to fix my old junker I got a new Nissan Altima to drive around and am really enjoying the upgrade from a 1991 to a 2006 car! Fifteen years makes a big difference.

Lastly an update on Madalynn. She is talking quite a bit. I truly believe she is the politest 2 yr old I’ve ever known. When you get something for her she will say “thank you” or when you come into the room she will say “hi”. However, you have to realize that she doesn’t say them normally but uses more of a voice inflection to say her words. She is also walking around and getting better and better with stairs. She still falls on a regular basis and has bumps and scraps from her little falls. She is also enjoying playing with Olivia. She understands many of the fun games that Olivia like to play like monster, chase, and so forth. It is quite cute!

Kennedy is getting chubbier and looking more and more beautiful. She still has a little trouble spitting up after eating but we hope she will grow out of that phase. She sleeps fairly normally but we could always use a little more sleep. Things can get pretty crazy during the day for Carrie as she juggles the needs of all 4 girls. She does a great job and for sure is a full time job!!

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