I finished the end of year soccer movie and Daddy is picking up the last of my prints on his way home.  I wrapped up a couple of print projects, and the last MOPS meeting for this year was on Tuesday, so things are starting to wind down.  This makes me:

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Daddy took last week off since it was Mothers Day weekend and we figured it would be a good time to get some yard things going.  In Colorado, the rule of thumb is if you plant before Mothers Day, there’s a good chance they’ll be a hard freeze and you’ll loose everything.  So, every year, I do what I can to patiently wait.

This year, we decided to move the pumpkins to their own area and extend our garden.  So, we ended up adding strawberries to the already established plants, as well as planting beans, peppers, zucchini, cucumbers and of course, tomatoes.  We chose roma’s and cherry.  We also decided to do an herb pot this year including cilantro, italian parsley and basil.  I know that sounds boring, but that’s pretty much the majority of what we use.  To keep all of it straight, this year we added these:

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It was fun to make as a family because we each did a little bit of each one.  I wrote the words, daddy drew the veggies and Monkey colored them in.  Caterpillar slept.  Trust me, that’s helpful.

Speaking of Monkey, she graduates from preschool next week, and I am very excited and sad at the same time.  Her reading has taken off and now I am finding myself challenged by finding books that are at her reading level, yet also at her maturity level.  It will be nice to have a teacher who can point us in the right direction! She is starting to look so big to me … and just looking at this picture makes my heart swell.  I love that little girl.

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Monkey has already proven herself as the ladybug whisperer once again this year, and there are two (probably the only two in Colorado right now) sitting in our bug catcher.  She was walking around in the grass while I was planting and out of no where, spotted them.  She has lost them twice in the house, and by the grace of God they always end up coming back to her.  It is seriously one of the weirdest things I’ve ever seen.

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That’s it for now, as the baby is cranky and calling me.  But, the adventures of Daddy’s vacation will be posted soon!