Outside Adventures

After staying indoors most of the morning, I tossed them outside around 11.

The… sun… so… bright…

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Maxine brought all the necessary the essentials out with her.

essentials

A brush, Kashi crackers and “Blacka Whita” (her name for the black and white kitty)

Then we decided to plant the new flowers I bought on Monday and raced them to the shed to get the shovel. I won!

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(Note the strange contraption in the middle of our yard. That would be the squirrel jungle gym Zak is building. You can bet they’ll be more to come on that!)

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Ava wanted to dig the hole, I told her she could but to be sure not to hit the gas line that was surely buried six inches down in the flower bed.

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Maxine watered the flocks. It was about this time I was thinking we should be breaking that little purple brush out of the basket and running it through her hair….

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More watering. I told Ava to water the dandelions too because I didn’t want them to die! If you are looking to put together a dandelion bouquet, we charge .05 a piece. Come on over! Take as many as you like.

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They continued to run around and play while I dug weeds out of the flower bed…. every year in the summer I look at that flower bed in front of the house and am cursing the weeds that come up to my knees. Last year I swore I would get them BEFORE they were as high as the house. It’s amazing what a difference a year makes with the kids (Maxine in particular) and how they can play outside while I do a little yard work. They came over once they were bored and we checked out some earth worms that came up with the roots of the weeds. Soon a giant bumblebee made an appearance and they magically disappeared into the house! I caught the bumblebee in a jar and plan to tame him, to break him out when I’m trying to get us out the door and into the car. Might come in handy at bedtime too.

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One Response

  1. Run with that “tame the bumblebee” proposal. It’s a brilliant idea!

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