This weekend was very productive but fun. My MIL, Kay, came up for a visit. The kids had a great time playing with her in their world. I snapped this precious picture of Kay, teaching Josiah how to waltz. It was so sweet. Hailey got a turn, too. Kay is good for me because she is always encouraging me to relax, something that doesn't come naturally to me. I made some homemade silly puddy for the kids, and Hailey wanted to use it like play dough. She ended up getting this all over her clothes, I think we'll stick with homemade play dough next time. She can play with stuff like this for hours. Hailey is getting old enough to play a few simple games with Josiah. It delights my heart to see them playing together.Since we had to wait for the foundation of our new addition to dry, we decided to concentrate on getting our garden ready. I'll post more on that later this week. In the meantime, we already did our first gardening mistake. Last Tuesday, we just couldn't wait any longer and got excited and planted our seeds in a Jiffy planter. It holds 72 plants. We planted 2 to 3 seeds in each little "pot". All I can say is those heirloom seeds we got through ABSeeds.com are quite viable. I took this picture today (Monday) and oh my gosh, I wasn't expecting they would germinate or grow so quickly. They are looking quite spindly, but otherwise healthy. The bad thing is that we have at least another month before we can put these puppies into the ground. This means we're going to have to transplant them into bigger pots and store them somewhere in the house (still trying to figure out where) until we can plant them in the garden. Ooops! I'll do this as soon as they get their second set off leaves. That is what we get for not being patient, more work for ourselves. Since I'm meandering today, I thought I'd throw in this picture of Josiah showing his creation at Lego Club last Friday. He had such good time. I love seeing all the different things these kids create. Even Hailey was getting into the action. She found a pink Lego Lady and played with her for the entire hour.
My dear MIL surprised me on Friday and asked if she could take the kids back home with here for Spring Break. So, I'm sitting here, enjoying the quiet, although I keep catching myself wanting to get up and check on the kids because it is too quiet ;) This is the first time I've been without both kids in my own home in six years. Let me tell you, it is weird, but I'm enjoying it. I know I'll be missing them in a few days, but I gotta tell you, it is nice to pick something up and know that it is going to stay that way (at least until they get home). What are my big plans? I'm making cheese, butter and ice cream today. I'll have time to catch up on my blogging and database work. I even plan on doing some scrapbooking and going out to lunch with a friend. I'm also looking forward to some romantic evenings alone with my hubby. He's already told me he wants to take me out on a date, a rare treat indeed. If the weather is good, I could actually hop on the Harley and go for as long of a ride as I want or go run errands on it. It is amazing how you really can appreciate the little things when you don't get to do them very often.
I hope you all had a great weekend. If you have time, leave me a comment and tell me what you did this weekend.