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March 30, 2008


A new chapter has begun for Billy and me in Our Life With Children entitled "Getting some serious work done while the girls all play happily". It's a great chapter so far where we got six hours of spring yard work/play done with both of us out there in the dirt. Billy started building me a compost bin, ran back and forth to Lowe's to get mulch, wood, stepping stones, landscaping fabric, etc. and helped me with my projects of enlarging all the flower beds in the front yard, raking up leaves, etc. It was extremely satisfying. We've been waiting our whole married lives to be able to all be out in the garden together having fun, and that day has finally arrived. Before, there was always some child small enough that one of us would have to give up our gardening fun and take care of them full time. This time Georgia and Maya made caves for themselves in the bushes and furnished them with snacks and toys they got themselves and Teresa was happy to be Daddy's helper. Yeah, yeah, yeah! This bodes well for the summer to come.

In other outdoor-type news, Georgia is excitedly going off to her first camp away from home for five days, starting Monday. Her Montessori school spends a week at the Nature's Classroom Institute in Wisconsin each spring for play-in-the-mud environmental education. She didn't want to go at first because it was so long away from family, but her cousin Mariah, who is a year ahead of her at the same school and has already been to Nature's Classroom, convinced her that they would have a good time together. I was kind of worried about the staff dealing with all her food allergies but they asked lots of questions about special diets and asked us to send up some staples that she can eat, so I pretty feel confident that they will try their best to accomodate her needs (read: Erg! I hope she lives through the week! Oh well, it's somebody else's problem for once).

More milestones:

Maya and Georgia getting to be old enough to really want to play together. Maya: Georgia, can we keep playing when you get home from school?
Georgia: Sure!

Teresa acheiving all but one of the major steps of potty training. She's completely uninterested in #2 on the potty. Everything else is golden. I'm so proud of that girl. I love her independant spirit. She dresses herself whenever she possibly can and really wants to be able to pour her own juice. So sweet.

Posted by Bahiyyih at March 30, 2008 02:04 AM

Compost! compost compost I love compost! We're about to complete our first year of composting, and I can't wait to throw it all into the garden. Such satisfaction. . . Plus it's a great thing to learn about as a kid.

Posted by: Lucy in Chile at March 30, 2008 02:21 PM

Ohhhh! When we come down for a visit, you'll have to show me how you guys handle the whole composting process! I've always wanted to do it, but wasn't sure how to get started!

Posted by: Heather at April 8, 2008 12:54 PM