Below is a picture of Chester, Abby's beloved doggie stuffed animal that she picked out herself with her birthday money from last year. Chester is almost as precious as Val but Abby isn't quite as psychotic about him as Katie is with Val!
Abby couldn't bear to leave Chester out on the laundry line all alone so she went out and gave him lots of hugs until we left to go shopping.Abby was in a posing mood that day so I got some great shots!More hugs for Chester! I just love the dreamy expression on her face!
And lastly here is a picture of the first fruits of my back porch garden! Joel let me get all sorts of supplies this Spring so I could have a little vegetable and flower garden out on our back porch. I was so pleased and happy that he let me buy whatever I wanted (within reason) and I had such a fun time planting and tending my pots! For veggies I just got radishes and tomatoes because those are fairly easy to grow and Joel really likes radishes, and tomatoes are VERY expensive out here!
It's been rainy and warm the past few days so I decided to check on my babies and see how they were progressing. To my surprise two radishes were ready to be pulled! I excitedly pulled them and showed them too the girls who were also delighted that something yummy had come from mommy's garden. I took them inside, answered the phone which had started ringing, and turned around to see what the girls were up to when they came bursting in from the porch both carrying a freshly pulled radishes with huge grins spread across their faces. I quelled the reproachful words that sprung to my lips and instead thanked them for being helpful but told them not to pick anymore unless mommy said they could. I couldn't bear to scold them, they looked so proud of themselves and I hadn't told them not too, plus the radishes were edible just very small. Small radishes are more spicy anyway which is how Joel likes them! So here is my first pretty, pretty radish of the year!
And that is the end to very fun, fun, silly-willy couple of days! Oh yeah, we also had Baby Chase again this morning which was very, very fun too but I resisted taking any more pictures!