March 15, 2007
We have an iris bloom! yay!
They didn't bloom last year. I guess they were in shock from being transplanted after the addition on our house.
I've been having lots of springtime fun in winter, actually. I found
out that Rye grass grows in the winter! (and in the shade) So, I have been the queen of the lawn and having a great time. (especially since sod isn't in our budget) I love the color of new grass. Rye grass germinates in about 6 days. That makes it seem like almost instant gratification for all the work. (love that) I know it will die this summer, but I've already had my money's worth of fun because the seeds are really inexpensive! My family teases me because I was checking it just about hourly! ; )
Speaking of spring, check out The Spring Reading Thing for a reading challenge. Sounds like fun and a good way to meet those reading goals. (and the button is really cute-see side bar)
We are all about reading around here. Our home school group made up a contest for the 7th-12th graders who are too old for Pizza Hut's Book-it program. The two teens who read the most pages (excluding textbook reading) at the end of the year, win a trophy. Zach is going for this one! He is almost at 6,000 pages! He is the family book worm! : )
Another springtime blessing for our family is the birth of a dear little boy named Jaden who was born on Tuesday. His mom was apart of the youth we led years ago! Her grandmother and great grandmother 'adopted' our family back then and we spend Christmas Eves with them every year. (and we eat the most wonderful Peurto Rican food!!!) We feel very blessed to be included in their 'family.' Joy, Nathan and I went to the hospital and had the privilege of meeting this dear little one two hours after he was born. Joy and Nathan were in awe of his perfect little feet. Joy thinks umbilical cords are very gross. ; )