Sunday, May 18, 2008

This Weekend, Part 1

It may just take all this week to tell you what all we did this weekend. Oh my! I took a lot of pictures! I'll use my scrapbooking rule and start with the most current and work my way backwards.
Saturday, Kyle's parents were supposed to come down for the day to help us with landscaping. You see, Kyle and I both have black thumbs. I'll just leave it at that. Anyway, long story short, Kyle's parents came down WITH a truck full of shrubs and plants! Woo-Hoo!!
Considering that my mom had already given us a lot of flowers, we were completely overwhelmed by the generosity shown to us!

Maya was very eager to plant the begonias.
Chloe did what she is very good at: watching other people work.
Of course, the hardest work was done by the men. Male bonding at its finest.
Isaac also helped with the begonias. Hey Maya, get your hand out of the pic!
Daniel pretty much just carried that stick around, occasionally hitting things with it, while we dug and planted.
In a few weeks you'll be able to see the impatiens we planted in that big terra cotta pot. Be patient! (pun intended)

After the hard work was done, Shirley and I took the kids to the ice cream shop. Isaac stayed to help the men install a new sprinkler system, so that the new plants will have a chance at life.
Look at this girl with her chocolate stained shirt! Geesh. I need to figure out a way to get paid for all my stain treatment wisdom. (Wisdom comes from experience, you know.)
Any ideas??


Nealy said...

Y'all sure don't waste any time - and it all looks so LOVELY! What a team!

Lori in KY said...

I really like the red flowers with the red on your house. Nice color coordinating you all did! :)

heartchild said...

Very nice curb appeal!

The Herd said...

Cool weekend!! Hey, have you ever used Solumel--it's great with's made by a company called Melalueca. I want to hear your wisdom on stain treatment in a post--or is it oxi - clean for you?

Ginger said...

I'm familiar with Melaleuca. Do you like Solumel?
I've posted about stain treatment before. Do a search for "laundry".

The Herd said...

I love the Solumel and the pre-stain treatment and Tub and Tile and Tough and Tender--I'm a big fan! I used to be a distributor, but they don't sell to Russia, so I dropped and I buy from a friend for the discounted rate:). If you ever need anything, let me know. I remember your oxi-clean post, but I will search laundry in case there is more!

Anonymous said...

This is not natural, but Spray and Wash Dual Power has worked very well for me.

Julie said...

Advice? Yes! Only feed the vanilla ice cream... LOL

Ginger said...

Vanilla ice cream stains too. Every seen a breastmilk stain?? ;)
No, I wasn't seeking advice. What I said was: I should get paid for my stain treatment wisdom. In other words, I know how to get out pretty much any stain. lol
I was (jokingly) asking for ideas for getting paid for my laundering wisdom. :)