Monday, April 12, 2010

Shia-First Pig Tails, Crawling, Talking, trying to Walk!

I have been super busy and have failed to blog about some of Shia's milestones. She has been growing and learning so fast! She started crawling at 7 months. Now she can almost keep up with her big brothers. Her first word was Ought Ohh!, She also started saying Daddy (of course), then Mama, and yesterday she waved and said, "bye, bye," to some friends. She is always so happy and very content to play with toys in her room! She is already starting to learn the art of teasing! Of course she has Christian wrapped around her little finger, but I wouldn't have it any other way!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Hollie, Hollie, how does your garden grow?

This has been my latest 'little" project. On top of being a mom to 3 kids, being my husbands wife, taking care of 60 or so pigs, 400 chicks, etc. etc. I decided to do something I love, and I absolutely love gardening and watching things grow. We have the most perfect South facing window in our kitchen and I thought it would be fun to see what I could grow. I started 8 heads of lettuce, 4 tomato plants, and 4 cucumber plants. I wasn't sure how well they would do and now I have a jungle in my kitchen. Hans and Dane have really been excited and are in on the action as well. Hans has some Watermelon plants growing, and Dane has a 4 feet long pea plant which is starting to produce abundantly. We had some store bought Cantaloupe that Dane just loved, so he decided to try planting his own and now it is growing great! We have already harvested 4 heads of delicious lettuce and the cucs, and tomatoes flowering! This has been so much fun! The kids help me water everyday and we love watching our garden grow!