Thursday, April 23, 2009

Earth Day

So, yesterday was Earth Day and Todd had off from work, which is just perfect in my mind. We went to a lil landscaping store for some shrubs and Lowes for some planting supplies. Norrin took a nice long nap and Todd and I watched The Day The Earth Stood Still (the new one with Jennifer Connelly), which turned out to be a perfect Earth Day movie. When the lil guy woke up, we set to work in our yard. Todd planted the shrubs along our back fence...we're slowly building up a little bit of privacy in our yard...and I started digging up the fenced in section that looks like it would be a perfect garden location...with a little bit of work. Norrin played in his water table, "helped" Da water the shrubs, "helped" me dig up the thick carpet of grass that grew in our little garden section and ran and climbed all over everything. We took a break...big glasses of water for me and Da, mac n cheese and fruit punch for Norrin...then it was back to work. I planted eggplant, peppers, spinach, strawberries and tomatoes. For the record, I have no idea what I'm doing. All of these things could die, I don't know if I should be planting one next to another, I don't know if they need any special attention...I just don't know, but I'm willing to fly by the seat of my pants and see what happens. If anything, its fun to dig in the dirt...whether you're 31 years old or 18 months old :). If it works, great...we'll have some stuff to eat...if not, well...I tried. Shortly after I planted the last plant, it started to rain. We spent the rest of our evening inside. Norrin has taken to climbing on the back of the couch and, I told him to stop, but he was having too much fun to pay attention to his Mommy...and then he got hurt. He smacked his head into Da and that was the end of the game. The first cruel lesson in Mama Knows Best. He cried for a little bit and Da comforted him and I declared it time for bed...because he can't get hurt if he's I was tired after all our hard work :). He tried to continue his wild streak in bed, but Da read to him and its hard to pay attention to a good story if you're jumping on the bed. After a couple of stories and some "good night's", we were all asleep. It was a good Earth Day.

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