Monday, May 12, 2014

Best Mother's Day Gift Yet

Yesterday was a wonderful Mother's Day.  My amazing children were up at 6:30 (I could hear them puttering about quietly) making me breakfast in bed.  This is a tradition with them.  They do it for us every year for Mother's Day and Father's Day.  They made me cards, too.  This was the first year my son made an animated presentation as an e-card.  Of course, once my daughter saw this, she wanted to do the same although she had already made me a beautiful paper card.  I wish I could share them with you, but it was through my son's school's network.

The pièce de résistance had to be from my husband.  After many years of pleading and waiting, he finally cleaned the garage!  I can actually walk in there without tripping over things.  I might even be able to fit a car in there now.

The weather was gorgeous, at long last!  My husband and the kids worked so hard pretty much all day in the garden and the garage.  They wanted me to relax and not work.  That was a lovely sentiment, but realistically, someone had to do the laundry and cook while they were hard at work outside all day.  I transplanted my eggplant seedlings (I started them indoors 8 weeks ago in pellets) into the newly modified garden patch and started some new seeds in small pots in my little greenhouse outside.  In April, we demolished the children's old swing and slide set which they had outgrown and transformed our old 6 ft. x 12 ft. patch into one 4 ft. x 6 ft. patch and one 6 ft. x 12 ft. patch and this time, they are raised beds.

Since this picture was taken, we've added more soil.  As the weather improves, I hope to have to have pictures with more plants in here.

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