Okay, after that long, rambly, (parenthetical) introduction, on with the list...
1) A few weeks ago, I decided that our front bed needed mulch. And then my mother-in-law told me that you could get it free from the landfill. I love free! So last week, we went to the landfill to shovel mulch. Rachel fell asleep so it was just Sam and I shoveling.
2) When Rachel finished preschool last week, I pulled out the whiteboard and all my whiteboard markers, to make her "last day" sign. The kids really enjoyed playing with them until a certain incident (which I will write about next week -- argh), when I had to take them away.
One afternoon, Sam, who up until a few months ago wasn't all that into drawing/colouring/crafts/etc, drew this castle, complete with all the people. It makes me die with cuteness every time I see this picture.
Tessa is leading the pack in the top picture, and hurdling on the left (in the blue shirt) in the lower left picture. Shirley held Rachel up so she could see while I took pictures.
4) I finally got around to doing some work in the back yard.
It's hard to see, but in the "after" picture I had planted eight dianthus (annual version of Sweet William) between the tree and the daylilies (to the left of the picture). I'm so glad I got this done, but there's (always) still more to do.
5) Last night we went to watch Aaron and Tessa participate in the county track meet.
And thus ends my "Five On Friday." I'm really excited because we're introducing the kids to Major League Baseball this weekend, so tune in next week to hear (read) all about it. And Happy Weekend!!!