Playing in the mud

It’s been raining and raining and raining… which luckily for Reagan means lots of mud and puddles to play in!!

I especially like this one… you can’t make me get out… well unless you offer me warm milk!

Swimming and checking the garden

Tuesday evening it was a big quiet around the house because all the family had left, so Reagan and I decided to take a swim!

We had a lot of fun swimming and Reagan is getting pretty good at swimming with a little assistance (like a pool noodle). After our swim we decided to go out and check and water the garden. What a relaxing and nice evening!

Walk around the yard

Saturday afternoon we took a walk around the yard and took in all the beauty of nature in the summer time!

We started with picking (and immediately eating) some blackberries!

Reagan was stuffing the blackberries into her mouth as quickly as she could pick them and also stealing some from Daddy!

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We then headed into the garden to water the plants and check out what was growing! Reagan loved pointing out the baby watermelon and pumpkins!

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For our walk down to the pond Reagan decided to take the easy way and ride on the tractor with Daddy!

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The grass had grown up on the path to the pond and around it, so James and Reagan did a few laps to make sure it was nice and mowed down!

While they were busy mowing, I took some time to take pictures of some of the flowers that are in bloom. It’s amazing and beautiful to see all the colors and variety, especially because they were all weeds and/or wildflowers!

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Everyone had a good time and it was so nice to see everything so green and vibrant!

I think Reagan had the best time though! She loves being outside, so this was just the type of fun stuff she loves!

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Tilling and planting the garden

I haven’t had much luck in the last few years with my garden, but I’m determined that this year I’m going to succeed!! James wasn’t quite as optimistic as I was, but he was still nice enough to till the garden so I could get things planted!

Even though I’m pregnant I think I’ve learned from my mistakes in the previous years and things will work out better this year. In addition, I’m purposely going small so I’ll have less work to do.

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Reagan helping me plant tomatoes! I got four different kinds from the Richland Plant Sale!

 

Spring yet?

Is it planting season yet?? I’m ready!!

Strawberries for Daddy

Saturday morning Reagan and I headed out to the Richland Farmer’s Market. The main reason for going was to buy brats for my Dad for Father’s Day (they have a vendor who sells the most amazing frozen brats), but while we were there we also found a vendor selling strawberry plants! James doesn’t actually eat strawberries very much, but he’s been obsessed with the fact that our garden doesn’t have any strawberry plants. With this in mind, Reagan and I picked out an entire flat of strawberry plants to give Daddy for Father’s Day!

Fresh strawberries from the vendor we bought our strawberry plants from!

Fresh strawberries from the vendor we bought our strawberry plants from!

Daddy was pretty surprised when we got them home and went out to the garden later that afternoon to plant the strawberries and build a fence around them!

Finishing up the fence! We have to keep the rabbits out!

Finishing up the fence! We have to keep the rabbits out!

Reagan checking out the strawberry plants!

Reagan checking out the strawberry plants!

After Reagan and I checked out the new strawberry patch, we also walked around the yard to visit the baby birds and play in the pool a little bit!

It's getting pretty crowded in there!

It’s getting pretty crowded in there!

Playing in the pool!

Splashing in the pool!

While Reagan played around the pool, I walked around and took a few pictures of the summer time view of the pool area; just something to look back at in the middle of winter!

View of the pool looking towards the house.

View of the pool looking towards the house.

View from up by the house. See the naked baby on the diving board? ;-)

View from up by the house. See the naked baby on the diving board? 😉

Better view from the house to the pool.

Better view looking down on the pool.

Herb garden along the side of the house!

Herb garden along the side of the house!

More planting

Tuesday evening I went out to plant some watermelon, pepper, and tomato seedlings.

Reagan helping me plant!

Reagan helping me plant!

Seedlings are in the ground!

Seedlings are in the ground!

Afterwards we went to check on the baby birds and then for a tractor ride out to the pond!

Baby birds are growing up fast!

Baby birds are growing up fast!

Driving the tractor with Daddy!

Driving the tractor with Daddy!

Hanging out with Mommy!

Hanging out with Mommy!

When we got back inside Reagan played with her new pony tail holders (they were all different colors!) and got an evening snack.

Going through all her new pony tail holders!

Going through all her new pony tail holders!

What a cutie!

What a cutie!

Cucumbers dipped in Greek yogurt.

Cucumbers dipped in Greek yogurt

 

Fun outside

Saturday we spent a lot of time outdoors. The weather was beautiful and there was a lot to do! James tilled up the empty parts of my garden so I do could some planting.

Tilled up garden!

Tilled up garden!

Reagan playing in the fresh tilled dirt!

Reagan playing in the fresh tilled dirt!

Planting some corn!

Planting some corn with my new planter!!

I had a few rows of corn to plant and a LOT of pumpkin seedlings!!

Reagan hanging out with the pumpkin seedlings

Reagan hanging out with the pumpkin seedlings

Pumpkins are planted!

Pumpkins are planted!

Mommy's little helper!

Mommy’s little helper!

All dirty from planting!

All dirty from planting!

After planting we walked around the yard and noticed that the eggs we found earlier in the week  hatched and there were now four baby birds!!

Baby robins!

Baby robins!

Momma Robin feeding her babies!

Momma Robin feeding her babies!

We also checked out my herb garden, which has really taken off this year and looks amazing!! 🙂

Herb garden!

Herb garden!