Saturday, May 22, 2010

Right now in our back yard:

Charlie has been constructing his spaceship for a little over a week now. Right now it includes the Little Tykes slide, a bath towel, a toy toolbox filled with various treasures, including our nice plastic drinking glasses and, at one point, my phone, a tennis racket bag, two kid-sized chairs (which is where the pilot and co-pilot sit), and lots and lots of balls ("luggage"). In the picture he is also holding a car cell phone charger (it's how you power the spaceship), which I think makes him look like a long haul trucker yakking on a CB.



And the pumpkin plants have been thriving. One of them abandoned the pumpkin patch and is headed towards the house. I have to hold it up so Ryan can mow underneath it. We have three or four one-inch pumpkins starting out and it looks like more on the way. If you are looking for a fun plant to grow with kids, and you have a lot of room, pumpkin plants grow FAST and get HUGE. These leaves are more than ten inches across!

7 comments:

Sarah said...

Wow! You can take fall pics in your own back yard!

Love Charlie's space ship-- it reminds me of the playhouse Harry used to fill with all manner of things throughout the day-- very funny.

You guys have an awesome yard!

Anonymous said...

"Feed me Seymour!" --abby

Anonymous said...

Is that how you spell Seymour?--abby

Kim said...

I love the space ship! It is just all kinds of adorable!

And I've said it before, I am so jealous of your vegetable garden! We are dying for a spot in the community garden on campus where we would have room for things like pumpkins and more than just one pot of strawberry plants!

sarah said...

Your backyard sounds like an AWESOME place! I love the space ship and the rogue pumpkin plant!

Anonymous said...

When our son Alan was this age he was always digging to China.there was always a huge shovel in the yard next to a "hole"
GGMann

AJU5's Mom said...

Love Charlie's ship. I guess he is happy it is up high enough that Wes doesn't destroy it for him!