Monday, May 20, 2024

Weekend fun with our girlies

Alaina and Ruby spent the night this weekend. It's been a little while since they were able to do that and we had lots of fun.

We went out for supper, then spent some time in the back yard. They still like to play on our play set.

They did a little routine for us, laughing the whole time.

They asked if I would paint their nails, then Ruby thought it would be funny to paint Bob's toenails.  He allowed one to be painted, so now he has an iridescent purple toenail!

Saturday morning we walked to the neighbors farm to check out their animals.  They have miniature ponies, a Clydesdale horse...

a donkey...

miniature highland cattle...

and more cows!  So fun to see.

When we got home, we worked on a craft that I'll share with you next week so this doesn't get too long.

Then we made lunch.

Bob impressed them by making grilled cheese sandwiches out of buns on the waffle maker.  They said they loved them!

It was a beautiful day, so we spent some time outside in the afternoon.
I snapped these pics of the girls sitting on the porch.  Here's Ruby.

And here's Alaina.
We brought them home mid afternoon, thankful for such a good time together!

Sunday, May 19, 2024

A trip to the Greenhouse

Every Spring we visit a huge greenhouse in our area. It's well known and people come from all over the state to shop there.  They have 8 acres under glass, and so many plants!  There are flowers, trees, shrubs, vegetables, gardening supplies and decorative items for your yard and garden.
We usually wait till after Mother's Day to visit, because it gets so busy there is no place to park!
Here's a few pictures to show you what it looks like.

This is the front of the building, but it doesn't begin to show the size.

Here is a picture from their website that shows it from above.  You can see the red entry building in the center, with all the greenhouses behind it.

When you get inside, you can't see from one side to another - just lots of plants!

We added things to our cart as we walked around.

Here's our purchases setting on our porch ready for planting the next day, flowers, hosta, ferns, tomatoes, green pepper, rosemary and basil.

Here's a few pics of other things that are blooming in our yard right now.

Dwarf lilacs, almost ready to bloom.

Brunea blooms

Shasta Vibernum

Snowball bush

And Alliums - a round purple globe that looks like something from Dr Seuss and is such a fun addition to the garden.

It's a fun time of the year to see things grow up change.  Also, Bob is always planting and moving things so it's never the same. This won't be our last trip to the greenhouse this summer!

Thursday, May 16, 2024