Thursday, March 29, 2007

Ms. Ellie, you are the best nanny ever. Thanks for the "appetizer" cocktail tonight. I'll share the recipe for the Jealous Mary:
1 English cucumber, chopped
1/4 cup chopped celery
juice from a lemon, about 2 tablespoons
1/2 tablespoon bottled horseradish
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
Bit of ground pepper
Drop or two of Tabasco
3 ounces vodka

I love to drink through a straw. Thanks, Christin, for my Keegan onesie!
I prefer to stand outside of the exersaucer. Thanks to Don-ya Martha for my cozy outfit.

Monday, March 26, 2007

For mama's thirty second birthday, she wanted a garden. And she got a garden...a BIG garden.
Pawpaw had 3 cubic yards of soil delivered. A big truck came and dumped all the dirt on our driveway. So, mama and pawpaw grabbed a shovel and wheelbarrow and moved all that dirt into the backyard.

They piled the dirt up high...

Gaga surveyed the work to make sure the garden would grow. When she was satisfied, she added in the plants she grew up from seeds in the guest bedroom for the past month. Ga's precious plants.

Mama added in some marigolds, which are supposed to help keep the bugs away from the 67 tomato plants. She didn't raise them from seed - she bought them at Home Depot. We'll keep you posted on the pest situation.

I tried to eat the marigolds, but ma caught me just in time.

After the marigold incident, I was relegated to the fun! It was also a little more out of the sun, which is important for my skin.

Mama was Pawpaw's apprentice for the day. They worked hard laying brick all around the garden to keep the soil from washing out.

Finally! Taaaa-dahhh...our family garden. Mostly tomatoes, with lots of green beans, cucumbers, various peppers, eggplant, squash, watermelon etc. We are going to eat good this summer. Who wants to come down for gazpacho? And does anyone have any suggestions for covering up that nasty utility box? What an eyesore!