MAY SHENANIGANS

May is always a super busy month for my family. We have two birthdays very close together, my hubs and my son. My son Myles was actually due on my husband’s birthday but he decided to make an appearance two days earlier. I guess he was set on having his own birthday party ha! Myles is ninja turtle crazy right now so of course I had to have a ninja turtle party! It was so much fun, I made a couple of games for the kids * and the kids at heart*, Pin the pepperoni and Mask Master. It was weird, the kids were all playing perfectly but the adults were having a hard time….hmm… so I tested the mask myself and you couldn’t see anything.. but the clever kids were tilting their heads back so they could see! Bunch of cheaters!

Here are a couple of pics from the party, there was a ton of pizza because that’s what ninja turtles eat ๐Ÿ˜‰ and the ninja turtle cookies I made *cowabunga dude!!*

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The hubs and I got Myles a bike for his birthday with no training wheels. We set off to the park to practise and he was so excited. He fell a few times and I just couldn’t look anymore! But after an hour he started balancing better and then he got it! I was so proud of him! My eyes welled up and I quickly wiped the tears away before he could see them. I’m so very proud of him, so very proud, he never gave up, even though he fell so many times. He said the best part was feeling the wind in his face ๐Ÿ™‚

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We’ve also done our fair share of kite flying, I am still the reigning champion, although my hubs would greatly disagree *what’s new there hahaha*

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School will be coming to a close soon. My son is moving up to kindergarten and my daughter to preschool. We’ll be going on an adventure next month and they have no idea! I’m so excited and I can’t wait until we get back to share some awesome pictures with you! I hope you all had a wonderful May! and guess what? We’re that much closer to Christmas YAYYYYY! I’ve already started playing Christmas Carols ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

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FRUIT ASSASSIN FOR SALE!!

SO… I am putting my 3 year old daughter up for sale…no seriously.. my little ‘angel’ picked all of the young peaches off of my peach tree except one and then stood there smiling at me! She thought it was hilarious! I guess the culling lesson went a bit over her head, I mean she is 3 after all ๐Ÿ˜‚… I’m still furious ๐Ÿ˜ฒ๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿ˜’ but she’s lucky that she’s cute, maybe I’ll consider keeping her.

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The criminal escapes!

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So anywayyyy in other gardening news, I have an apple on my tree! Only one apple you say? Well somehow I felt my little ‘angel’ also had something to do with this! Grrrrr!! ๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿ˜’

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The blueberries are ripening. She helped herself to the ripe berries yesterday. Thanks kid, such a great sharer!

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The hubs and my 4 year oldย sonย tilled the soil in my raised bed and added supplements and eggshells. ย I am so grateful for that because I still feel pretty blehhh. They did a great job with my micromanaging of course hehehehe!

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They found a rogue tomato plant that must have sprouted from last years seeds, so they moved it to a safe place in the corner and it even has a cute little tomato on it already!

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I’ve moved my seedlings outside to get used to the weather. At this time last year it was still freezing and as I write this its 90F!!๐Ÿ˜ฐ

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Once again I am trying my hand at herbs. I think they dislike me and things go awry and they always end up dead. Am I an herb murderer?!? *gasp* I just don’t understand it! I can keep difficult orchid species alive and prospering but Iย can’t keep basil alive!? BASIL!!! Come on Natasha! Get yourself together for heaven’s sakes!

I hope that the weather is lovely where you are and that you’ll be able to get out and garden soon! What are you planting this year?

Happy Gardening! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ„๐Ÿ„๐Ÿ„

GARDENING

It’s almost Spring time in California! Hoooraaayyyy * yes I know, I know, all we ever have is blue skies and sunshine*. So that meansย I can start clearing my garden of weeds and old plants and getting it ready for tilling and supplements!

A couple months before spring, I start saving my eggshells. I rinse, dry and crush them andย then sprinkle the shells all over my garden to provide calcium and also to cut the bellies of any slugs who dare to enter! * Xena Warrior Princess Music*

My kids are always ready to dig in my garden, so they were very excited to help mommy pick the last of her giant lettuce! I also picked some herbs for my secret Caribbean Green Seasoning SHHHHH!

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