This is post is extremely belated! About 3 weeks ago, Eric's parents came to visit from Maine, and gave us a special housewarming/birthday gift of a new garden.
They came on a beautiful Saturday afternoon, and wasted no time ripping out what little "garden" we had.
|Our yard before work began|
|The garden now|
Sunday was Easter, and we had an Easter egg hunt in our backyard. Asher sat inside and stared out the door, memorizing the locations of all the eggs. Then he went wild and grabbed as many eggs as he could (so competitive!).
|Asher running to get more eggs|
|Benjamin on the hunt|
|Charlotte found an egg!|
|Pepere showing Charlotte what to do with her eggs|
|Pepere and his little helper (Benjamin No-Nap)|
|My only contribution- roto-tilling|
On Monday, Memere and Pepere continued to work hard in the garden, and I took Asher and Charlotte to the zoo. The zoo was a zoo- worse than on Halloween or a summer weekend- so we left before lunch time. We had planned to meet friends at the park as an alternative, but once the kids got home to Memere and Pepere, they didn't want to leave again.
Monday afternoon, I managed to get in a long run while Memere took care of my babies. Then we had dinner together- hot dogs and beans. We had plenty of beautiful weather, which was extremely helpful, since there was so much gardening work to be done.
|Pepere's hard work- our front bed|
|Bleeding heart and azaleas|
|Our back bed- transplants from Maine and my mom's house|
|the crew at Ikea|