Several busy days have gone by . . .

We have had some full days for the past little bit.

On Monday we went to Marlene’s house. Of course while we were working on our project, it was rainy, but that afternoon it was a lot nicer. Rachel really enjoys being outside. Me too. We decided to take some “before” pictures of our back yard, then we can see the progress it makes every month.

We moved into our house nearly three years ago. At that time Jeff’s grandfather planted for us two lilac bushes and three blackberries bushes. Only one of each has survived. Last year we were finally going to be able to harvest approximately 17 blackberries from our bush, but something (maybe it was Scout, or maybe it was the groundhog that lives in the drainage pipe) stole the only branch that had the berries on it. So this year I hope we can manage some berries.

Our lilac bush at this time appears to be a lilac stick, but I can see gradual progress being made. Hopefully in several more years it will be a real bush. I am seeing some lilacs starting to bloom. We had a few lilacs last year already.

Yesterday (Wednesday) we went to the zoo (again). This time there were more of us. Jeff’s mom brought the other grandkids from Lexington, Andrea and Jonas, and Rachel and myself all went. As long as the sun was out and there was no wind it was quite nice outside. Unlike our previous zoo trip, Rachel was actually awake for most of our visit yesterday. She is growing up so fast. She sat up in her stroller (with a little support from the diaper bag) and looked at all of the animals.

The monkeys were having a lot of fun.

4 Replies to “Several busy days have gone by . . .”

  1. I almost went to the zoo yesterday too — it would’ve been fun to see you there. Gracee is insistant on seeing penguins soon…so we have to plan a trip pronto. Maybe after all this rain?????

  2. haha your lilac STICK is making progress! i love your idea of before and after pics.

    lol in the movie can you hear the kids? YOURE SUCH A SHOWOFF! I know they were talking about you noelle x3 just kidding

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