03 May 2013

Frappacinos and More

"Lo, the sun was out, the weather was warm, and all the people rejoiced."


We made our yearly spring trip down to the little nursery where we like to shop.  I am what you call a preferred shopper and they always give me a little discount.  No joke. 

Then we went home so Daph could help plant her flowers and Christian could fill my watering can with rocks.  I found that my watering can is broken (not sure if it's related to the rocks or not) and I need to buy a new one. 

That was yesterday.  Today was all about weeding and more planting.  Today was also the start of Starbucks Frappacino Happy Hour week.  Isn't it such a wonderful week?  Made even more wonderful by coinciding with birthday week and summer weather.  I wanted to go, but since we had been home all day and were kind of grubby I sadly decided not to.  Then David about gave me a heart attack by walking into the backyard with a Frappacino in hand, as he had grabbed one for me quick while he was at work.  Once I recovered from having the daylights scared out of me I was very, very pleased.

We've been having picnics in the back every day.  Daphne loves it so much and I love not having to keep Christian from throwing food on the floor.

Daph has fallen deeply in love with the big maple that shades our back patio  This morning David got the ladder out to trim away a few stray branches and Daph stood on front of him with arms open wide and exclaimed "You can't cut this tree!  It is my giant umbrella!"   We live in a very drama-free household, in case you couldn't tell.

This afternoon I rinsed out Lola's water pool for the kids to splash in.  They spent an hour and a half running and jumping and throwing water on each other.  If I hadn't been so distracted by all the weeding that needed to be done I probably could've sat and read a book while they played.

There is the potential for this summer to be quite grand.



Devon said...

I went to a neighborhood plant sale at the Catholic church this morning and picked up a bunch of stuff for dirt cheap. (heh.) Looking out at my little garden makes me so happy.

Yay nursery girls.

melissa said...

Don't you mean 'soil cheap.' Hahaha.

Kelley said...

Dirt is already on the ground, soil you take out of a bag. Or wheelbarrow if Dad has mixed his own.

You will have a lot of time outside with the kidlets this summer. They can run and play without constant attention. That lets you read a whole page without interruption!

Can't wait to see you on Saturday.

Scooter said...

You can tell Daphne and Christian that GAB and FAJ bought a bigger pool this year and hope to have it up soon. We would love to have little Kemple's come enjoy it sometime, and they can bring the big Kemple's with them. :)
Happy Sunny Tuesday to all of you.