Thursday, August 25, 2011

probably a bad parent

So the kid had continuously climbed up onto the dining room table this morning, and each time I got him back down. The last time he decided to take things into his own hands, but apparently missed the chair as a step on the way back down and was dangling off the table for a wee bit.  The table isn't that high, and really I thought hmm, you got yourself into this, and really no real damage is going to come of it except the table cloth is gonna come with you when you fall on your bum.  So I let him fall.  Laziness or trying to teach a lesson too early probably, but he didn't get hurt one bit.  So parenting failure or not, it is what it is.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Lessons from the garden

So this year as you may have known, I attempted a small garden.  So far the results have been mixed.  I do think that I have learned from it.

First: while herbs grow well in pots, in what I have experienced veggies do not.  And maybe this is due to over crowding, but really the plants seemed to take off once they were put in the ground and out of the pot.

Second: Apparently cherry tomatoes are much easier to grow than bigger ones.  At least this is what is happening over here.

Third: No peppers, I have six live pepper plants and nothing has amounted from them.  Grr. I love peppers.

Fourth: Zucchini totally needs to be in the ground but seems to be kind of fragile as the flowers seem to keep popping off so thus no zucchini either.

Fifth: Apparently I really suck at keeping cilantro alive; the same happened with dill last year.

And those are what I can think of for now.  If you have any gardening advice that I can take away and store for next year's try at gardening without pots (except for herbs), as long as its charitable its more than welcome.  How is your garden treating you this year?

Monday, August 8, 2011

Oh teething baby....

Why do you have to scream so much so early in the morning?

Here's to hoping they pop all the way through by our trip to VA this weekend.

Oh and if anyone wants to come play with the crazy kiddo they are more than welcome.  Just know he screams a lot.