Thursday, May 29, 2008

Memorable Memorial Day

I was so impressed! We always, talk about getting up early and getting to work, but on Memorial day, Christian actually got up at 6:00 and headed out side to start planting. First, he dug out the stump of the tree he "trimmed" last week. Then, he planted the new hydrangea (with a little help from Hannah). His second tree planting in a month--this time, without the colored chalk and coconut (we have to keep him humble).
The kids and Daddy--sporting glasses and smiles.
We have a weed-liner under the bark, so rather than cut holes in it, we bought planters and spread them out around the front yard. They are still small, but the flowers make the yard look so much more cheerful! We also potted some strawberries in our backyard.
And after all the hard work, we invited our friends the MacBeth's over (with their four kids-the same ages as ours) for a BBQ-- with burgers with all the fixings. And the kids turned the water on without permission and picked our strawberries before they were ready and started fights....I guess that's what I should expect with 8 little kids running around and very tired parents.

2 comments:

Jared said...

I'd like to hear more about chalk and coconut

Robyn said...

Check out his blog from India--they had him plant a tree to commemorate his visit and he spread red and white chalk over the ground and then cracked a coconut over the tree!