Saturday, March 31, 2012

First Round of Planting

We did our first round of Spring Planting today! The kids were very excited and very "helpful"! We planted in our pots to go by the front door, lavender along the front porch and tomatoes and basil along the driveway. The peas are already coming up well and I hope we get a great harvest! I actually found some interesting varieties of tomatoes at Lowes and so we planted one plant each of Arkansas Traveler, Chocolate Cherry, Sweet Cherry and Cherokee Purple. Hopefully we'll have some delicious tomatoes in a few months!
Aoife's been waiting all winter for today!

Loving everything about this - even moving the pots around:
Emmy showing me her favorites:

Aidan just loves digging holes - actually very helpful!
The garden on March 31:
Pots on March 31:

Friday, March 30, 2012

Thursday, March 15, 2012


Over the first weekend in March we went on a quick getaway to Gatlinburg, TN. We had a great time despite a few disasters! The first night we were there Emmy got a stomach bug and spent the night barfing. After a few hours she was on the mend but then Aoife, Brendan and I got it the last night we were there. The drive home was NOT fun and Brendan is my hero for getting us home in one piece! We also got a flat tire while we were there and Brendan smashed his finger - but despite all that we had a good time. I know it's hard to believe!!
We stayed at a indoor waterpark hotel that was awesome, our room(s) was fantastic, we went to a really fun dinner theater and we visited a beautiful aquarium! I think we'll probably go back this summer and rent a cabin. There's a lot to do and we barely scratched the surface!

View of Gatlinburg

At the top of the "mountain"

Going down
Emmy at lunch - tired cookie
Looking at the penguins up closeGood view of the fish from in there!

Sharing dippin' dots
Aoife the explorer

A BIG step for Emmy!

Horseshoe crabs are awesome!
In the fish viewing tunnel - it was awesome and really long!


Aidan taking pictures!

More jellies!

How the girls sleep - Aoife under the covers and Emmy with no covers!