Saturday, May 24, 2008

Two days to go and a garden

Well, in order to distract the children from the looming excitement of their father being home in the next two days, we planted a garden.

I had ORIGINALLY thought that today would be one of those stay-in-your-pj's-for-as-long-as-you-can sort of days with nothing on the horizon to do. Well, I fail to realized when I am planning that sort of day that the Welch family is not a family that can do nothing. So, Emma and I made a list of what we would need and we all loaded up and invaded the Fred Meyer Garden center. After much list following and discussion we left with sweet peppers, lettuce, tomatoes, carrots, some flowers and some cucumbers that I couldn't resist. We also bought some good quality dirt (aka soil) that I was not too shy about asking the fine fellas at Freddy's to load into my car for me. We came home, changed into our grubbies and embarked on our garden adventure. It is such a sweet little garden, and everyone helped. Nolen and Emma planted most things, except for the row of Walla Walla Sweets that Mia planted . Titus watered it all when we were done, and felt ever so big doing it. Infact he enjoyed being helpful so much that he ran inside and started mopping the kitchen floor! When I went in I exclaimed, "Wow, Titus! Thank you so much buddy!" His reply was, "You're welcome, Mother. Am I your little gentleman?"
The weather today was gorgeous, warm and sunny and after a few outfit changes all participants changed into their swimsuits and ran through sprinklers, slid into kiddie pools and gave Nina a bath. Poor Nina, she always looks beaten down whenever we give her a bath. Why do dogs have to look THAT pathetic?
Well, it was a terribly productive "lazy" day, and now I need to go read to them for a little bit and tuck them all in for bed.

Friday, May 23, 2008

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Well, it has come down to our last few days before we have Scott back. We have been kept jumpin' with Mom and Dad here and have been adequately distracted. They left this morning, leaving our humble house here at Hedge Parke much cleaner, more organized and with a running washing machine. WooHoo! I thought I was a whirlwind! Now I know where I get it from. WE shopped, cooked, went for walks, read stories to the kiddos, BOWLED, and did loads of laundry ~ Oh! Did I mention that we celebrated Amy's birthday!? It was a fun trip of shopping and dinner at our local Italian Eatery where her nephews and nieces insisted on the wait staff singing to her (since they gave us a HUGE slice of chocolate coffee ice cream pie we sang to her instead).

Amy is such a great sister. She loves us with all of her being, and thinks of us constantly. She thinks nothing of being used as a jungle gym by her nephews and nieces and loves being smothered in slobbery kisses. We hope it was a birthday for the books!

Scot will be home in 3 days and counting down . . . .

Saturday, May 17, 2008


Well, today was day 1 of our 10 day stint without Scott. He coaches the Mock Trial team at the River Academy and since they took 4th place at the State level they were invited to a National Invitational in North Carolina (it's taking place this weekend and then the team is heading to DC for 6 days to explore ). I am really excited for him, and thankful to my parents for taking a week and coming out to stay with us and help out. Talk about going above and beyond the call of duty. We had a fun and very busy day. Scott and I woke up at 4am, had coffee together and spent some time talking, then I saw him off and I hunkered down to finish cleaning up before the children woke up so we could have an uninterrupted day. A few hours later everyone else woke up, we had breakfast and got ready to go to town together. We ended our busy day with a trip to Auto Mocha and stories with grandma ~ to the children a blissful day. It was around 95* here today, and it didn't seem to phase the children, they just added a lot of water ( and I mean a LOT of water. Think ARK) to their time outside.

Today I was asked quite a bit if I was hot. Well(began my reply) actually I'm not. You see, I define "HOT" as pregnant and walking in the flea market with hundreds of people in a small confined space in the summertime . . . in Florida. Now, I have actually experienced this phenomenon and yes, that is hot. Wenatchee at 95 with a nice breeze on a beautiful sunny day is warm, not hot.

I will try to update tomorrow. Have a great day!!

Friday, May 16, 2008

Emma and Jenika Rose at their Cashmere museum field trip. We had such a great tiem, I was blessed to be able to go and spend time with Emma's class. My dear friends Jen E and Rachel M too Titus and Mia for me so I could go with only Emma and Nadia. I took tons of pictures and had a great time.
I couldn't resist. When I saw these little purple flowers I HAD to get a shot of Emma nex to them. I knew the purple would just make her glow. What a BEAUTIFUL girl!
Here is the class standing next to the pioneer school house. See Emma in the middle. The boys automatically knelt down in front with out me even asking! I was really surprised. What gentlemen!
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