Friday, May 16, 2008

And now, for something completely different.

Since I haven't blogged lately, I also haven't downloaded my camera lately. And thus, I forgot that this little gem was on it. It's rather long, but I think you'll enjoy it:

A Visit to Boise

Well, since I haven't blogged in forever, I'm just going to have to do a bunch in one night. I need to go to bed soon since I have a baby on the way (no, sillies, I'm a doula, remember!) I wanted to post some photos from our visit to Boise. I packed up the kids a couple weeks ago and drove off to Boise to get in some Nana and Grandpa time. We were well over due! We had a really good time, hanging out, meeting new friends, going to the zoo, getting some sun, and just getting loved up by Nana and Grandpa. The pictures say more than I can. I think the highlights of the trip were: Playing dress up, reading Little House at night, going on walks with Bart, Jack and Nana, taking both of the dogs for a run with Grandpa, getting May Baskets--especially because I forgot it was even May Day, and definitely building a bird house and bird feeder with Grandpa.

Bloging again!

note to self: blog more often. it has been a long time, been a long time, been a long lonely lonely lonely lonely time, especially if you were waiting to hear what is happening in the cirque. circus life is a bit strange, you know. it has its ups, it has its downs. gus reported tonight that were he in a circus, he would like to ride a unicycle on a tightrope, while juggling 3 basketballs. now, this is surprising considering he was once very acrophobic. however, it could have something to do with the hero worship relationship our whole family seems to be cultivating with our friend bill the baker, who can actually unicylce and jubble (dribble/juggle) 3 basketballs. we haven't seen him on the tightrope but i'm sure it could happen.

winter is gone. it was 85 in the shade at 6:00 tonight. besides warding off meltdowns, there was some warding off actual melting that had to happen before the little ones could sleep tonight. the northwest makes us all rather, well, like pansies, not pansy-assed, but like the violet variety which can stand neither too hot nor too cold, but can live most of the year in the northwest. i dunno about 85 in may though. i'm just glad we didn't leave the big woods and take the wagon into town today. ooeeee. we did eat the seasons first watermelon, which felt right on our mouths but didn't taste so right. here's to eating seasonal produce! i just signed up for my BOX from gathering together farm! good dang thing, too, since i only have peas and garlic planted. and not much of those. here are some photos from our recent days at jenny's greenhouse. jenny is gone to australia for three whole months, and we have been missing her much, it helps to go over to her greenhouse and just be in her space for a while. We planted some lettuces with her before she left, and we were pleased that when we came back from boise they and been watered, thanks to the house sitter, and that there were even some growing up through the rocks in the floor. we planted basil seeds and they should be up by now. we shall go and check tomorrow and maybe transplant. the kids love to mix the perlite and coco hull stuff into the soil, mixmixmix. we still have plans for a big garden this year.