Sunday, March 20, 2011

Gardening Time

We try every week to stay within a budget when we go grocery shopping but rarely do.  Eating all organic can get expensive but to us it is totally worth it.  One way to save money on our organic fruits and vegetables is to grow them ourselves.  Last year we expanded our garden to 9ft x 13ft and we were able to get an adequate amount of produce.  Over the weekend my wonderful hubby expanded our garden to 9ft x 33ft!  We plan on growing all organic corn, tomatoes, bell peppers, potatoes, broccoli, cucumbers, asparagus, kale, spinach, and strawberries.  We also have a pear tree and a cherry tree.  Today we did a little gardening project with Ella and should have pumpkins in the fall! 

You can see the old garden gated and how far out Brian extended our new garden.

We found this awesome pumpkin gardening kit at Lowe's.
 She is ready to plant her pumpkin seeds!
 Of course Mason wanted to help.  Haiden is away for the weekend but he isn't much of a gardener.
 Adding organic soil.
 Helping Daddy put the pumpkin seeds in the soil.

 Watering the seeds.
 Our pumpkin plants will live here until May when we can transplant them outdoors.

Can't wait to show you our garden once we have all of produce planted and growing!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

The Email

Here is an email I received from Haiden's special education teacher.

Hi Abby,

Haiden did such a nice job at the play today. I love when he is proud of himself... that confidence continues to grow! It was so cute to see your little group of kids sitting around you for the play! They were so good! The reason for this email is to share that the whole special ed team at WL feels that if you were interested or ready for Haiden to head back to his home school, we are all in agreement that he is ready. We are basing this on the level of sp ed support he needs to be successful. He has done so well in every facet, everyone has readily agreed that he could return to Eagle if that is what you would like for him. This is not a decision you need to make right away but if Haiden attending Eagle in 2nd grade is a goal, I need to start some transitioning discussions. Let me know your thoughts.


I could barely finish reading the email because my eyes were filled with tears.  This was something we really wanted for Haiden and we are thrilled that it is happening so fast!