Monday, April 27, 2009

the garden of 2009

on thursday, lorena and i (and two boys) went to the farmer's market to pick up plants for this year's garden. on saturday, in the upper 80 degree heat, i slaved away to get them all into the ground.
we have 10 roma tomato plants, 4 cherry tomatoes, 6 beefsteak (i think) tomatoes, 4 bell peppers, two mounds (4ish plants per mound) of pickling cucumbers, and a mound each of yellow squash and zucchini. the squash and zucchini didn't look so hot this morning, so i'm working on nursing them back to health. i don't know why, because i've always had the best luck in that prime location...
we also purchased basil, thai basil, chives, oregano, dill (see: pickling cucumbers), and cilantro. last year, i started most of my herbs from seed and they never quite took off.



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visiting sarahpowers

yesterday, we spontaneously drove to raleigh to visit sarahpowers. we stopped on the way, and had lunch with nearly the entire minor family, which is quite big these days. anyhoo, here are some shots:

playing on a tree root:
sarahpowers, riding a chicken toy:
the horse toy:
just a cute smile shot:
more horse:
we visited locopops, for some gourmet popsicles. i had mojito. isaac had a very purple mixed berry and did a good job getting it all over himself and me. sarahpowers went for cookies and cream:

after all of this, we went to buffalo brothers for some buffalo wing pizza, buffalo wing dip and some actual wings. then, we headed home...

more park, more friends

some shots from the park with the pattisalls, from friday (i think):

isaac and his veggie straws:
alden, dipping his crackers in dirt:
emerson and his best cheese smile:
i had an extra seat in my car, so emerson got to ride (all the way) back to my house in our car. they were goofy, nonetheless...

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

addicted.... this game.

high score, so far: 824

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

isaac's hero

isaac loves jake.
anything jake does is hilarious.
especially if it involves some three stooges humor.

Monday, April 20, 2009

i like swinging.

my ny family (mom, terry, jake, dogs and neighbor debbie) came and left. terry and derek worked feverishly on the deck and it's looking really awesome. other than that we didn't really do much. i didn't take many pictures except for a quick trip to the park. my mom plopped isaac onto the big kid's swing, not realizing that he had never done it before. he caught on quickly, and told us dozens of times that, "i like swinging". we had one little accident where he crashed out of the seat. he sat there stunned a little, but wanted back on, and resumed swinging and stating his love for swinging...

i tried to get a sweet shot of jake's dismounts, but his hair was getting in the way...

Tuesday, April 14, 2009


some cute pics of isaac and his cousins (and crazy aunt madge) from easter...
(i'm too lazy to upload them to blogger AND picasa).
Easter 2009

Sunday, April 12, 2009

jury freaking duty

juror #159.

that's me tomorrow.

here's why that sucks:
1. i'm sick.
2. normally derek could stay home with isaac, but he's also sick. really sick. so, if he stays home tomorrow, he'll most likely sleep the day away like he did today. so, childcare is a mess....
3. my family is probably coming in the early part of the week. a longer trial could mean i get to miss some of that.
4. i hate the government.
5. i hate crime.
6. i hate being told what i have to do.
7. i hate parking in downtown winston-salem.
8. i hate judges.

that's about it.

Sunday, April 5, 2009


some friends from church live nearby and own a little mini farm. their sheeps just gave birth to a bunch of babies (called lambs) and we stopped by to see them. isaac loved meeting some real live animals (vs. tv and book animals).

ruby's birthday party

on thursday, we went to our church office for a little birthday celebration for ruby. she's two! isaac got her a robot (last post).

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

ruby's robot

here's today's robot, a gift for ruby's second birthday...