Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Full days

We've been dancing around summer, well, all summer, and finally, with more of Papa, it really feels like we are enjoying our days...we tended to the garden last night after supper - wow...  Our plot is nestled in the middle of all the other plots, so everywhere you look there is a jungle of growth.
Mama, I love our garden! I am SO HAPPY! and as she was falling asleep, I harvested tomatoes! and kale!  This was really all I wanted from our garden adventure. I am so happy...
 With Dan there, so much more gets done in our precious hour before bed - tying up tomatoes, checking on squash, while I weed and weed and weed...
There were treasures - leaves as big as umbrellas...
 Sticks, carved by beetles!
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Today the morning was cool and we were feeling lazy...lots of playing with paper dolls, blocks, board games, "school" (we squeezed in more telling time and fractions as well as a good bit of reading and writing, all while being other people), and then there was this dashing french fellow and his coy bride...
I assume he was french, anyway, he kept saying things like "croissant, huh, huh, HUH!"

Tonight after supper (I love these long evenings) we went to the library for Open Mic night.  They host this a couple of times a year and we've never been, but we've got the bug after our recent performance night, so we went to check it out. 
After a slowish start with the hosting couple singing a song and telling some knock-knock jokes, Eliza got up to tell the story she told at our party.  It is not a short one, but she stuck with it (as did the audience) - and into a microphone,  no less. I think she is so cool.

We decided on the fly to reprise the song we sang the other night, borrowing the guitar and an autoharp from the hosts - next time maybe we'll go a bit more prepared!
Lovely to be at the library at a time when we're usually getting ready for bed...lovely to be there together...

4 comments:

Kerry said...

What an ideal day. Your garden sounds fabulous! Oh. That reminds me: someday please share how you got over your fear of a pressure cooker. J says you are a pro, and very brave.

Library instead of bedtime? Perfect.

kellyi said...

Wow. Your library is so cool. Ours would run a mile if I suggested some thing like that!

Love your garden too.

Stephanie said...

"Croisant...huh, huh, HUH!"
I'm still giggling over that. :D

Sigh.
Such a divine day.
Sounds just perfect.

julie said...

Fun!!! Our community garden plot is for me to learn how to garden, because I am VERY much a beginner, and the girls help me because I need them to, but isn't it wonderful how much they love it? They LOVE it!!!