Monday, August 6, 2012

Summer fun

Our family loves the outdoors. As soon as it started warming up that's where Rick and the kids would be all day. Rick was a little excited and planted seeds a little too early outside so not everything came up but we did get a lot of good stuff growing. Some of the plants in our garden are carrots, tomatoes, onions, garlic, purple beans, peas, cantaloupe, watermelon, beets (which I found out I have a liking for), raspberries, blackberries (haven't gotten any berries yet though), cucumber, lettuce, strawberries, chives, pumpkin, red sweet corn, popcorn and a variety of squash (some of which are volunteers from last year). Once again I'm very grateful for Rick and his ability to do such an amazing job in the garden. He spent many days out in the hot sun turning dirt to get the ground ready to plant. The pictures of the garden here are from June 25th. We also have three fruit trees we planted last year. An apple, apricot and plum. The apple and apricot are on either side or our front yard and the plum is in the back. You can see the plum tree in the second picture of Owen on the right side of him if you look closely. We actually got 3 apricots but I neglected to take pictures before we picked and ate them. They were the most delicious apricots I've ever had in my entire life! I can't wait till next year!

This is after a day at seven peaks. We live close enough that they give us 2 free season passes every year. Next year we will have to pay for Owen though. :( I'm surprised they gave us one for him this year. We got it a month before he turned 3 and 3 year olds have to pay. They asked for birthdays, so oh well, I'm not complaining. He loves going swimming!

 Rick's mom found this slip'n slide in her shed and gave it to us. Owen loved playing on it! Sadly he only got one use out of it before it burst.

He looks so big here! I can't believe it!

 Sadie wasn't interested till later, after I put the camera away. She didn't last long though. She slipped, got wet and didn't like it.

 This is the corn as of 6/25/2012. You can see the peas on the right and behind Owen's head and a squash plant in the bottom right corner.
 Here there is squash, a couple tomatoes, peas, onions, garlic and I think there might be a pepper in there too that I forgot about. Everything's small so it's hard to see in the picture.
This is our neighbors pear tree which we benefit from. They don't ripen till fall but they are delicious. It also provides great shade in the evening.
Blackberries, raspberries and tomatoes           
along the fence and carrots, cantaloupe,        
and a cucumber. 

 After playing outside on the slip n slide I don't know what went through Owen's mind but after a while I realized I didn't know where he was. I went looking and looked in his closet. This is what I saw first...
 Then I looked a little closer...
 and I found him! I don't know if he was playing and fell asleep or if he meant to fall asleep there but it was a good hiding spot.


  1. Boy I'll bet you were scared. How long before you found him?

    1. I found him pretty quick. His closet is a usual hiding spot for him.

  2. haha, that's a really funny nap spot. I'm impressed that Rick is such an ambitious gardener! I was only brave enough to plant tomatoes and cucumbers in that one little patch in our Provo yard. That must be nice to have so much produce from your own backyard.

    I LOVE that picture of you and Sadie!

    1. Thanks!
      It is so nice having it all. just the other day our entire lunch was from our garden. We had beans, corn, beets and corn. It was delicious! Im so excited for our watermellon amd cantaloupe. We have a lot of them growing this year. :-)