Friday, March 23, 2012


Pin ItUgh!  I was off to a good start with blogging and then life happened.
Wow!  We have been so busy at the Fosters compound.  Kaitlyn and I were in the craft show at Mallard Creek High School and soon to be in another big spring craft show at our local church.  I have been making all the tags for her jewelry.  Pretty soon I will have to get staples to make these.  That will take money out of Kaitlyn's pocket.  I just can't bring myself to do that just yet.  She is looking forward to the Easter Bunny!!

Yesterday Hannah and I egged a couple of our neighbors.  We have so much fun with this.  Egging someone is different then throwing raw eggs at peoples houses, You scatter 12 candy filled eggs in their front yard with a note that tells them they have been egged and what to do next, then ring the bell and run.
Then you leave this poem on a separate piece of paper.

Look at that! You've just been EGGED!
But do not be alarmed.
We came, we dropped,we ran away...
Your house, it was not harmed.

So what is this before you now?
Just an early spring surprise.
Be quick and look around your yard...
TWELVE EGGS lay in disguise.

A secret friend has just dropped by
To share some spring time cheer.
So now you're it!  It's now your turn
To EGG a house that's near.

Select a friend, or two or three...
Gather a dozen EGGS for each.
Be sly and hide them, knock and flee!
Leave this message at arm's reach.

Hang a poster at your door
And now your task's complete.
Days 'til Easter aren't much more...
Aren't surprises sweet!!

The kids love to do this still.  Thank goodness.  They have a mommy that loves doing all this stuff.  We have 2 more houses to do.  It rained to night so we will have to wait until tomorrow.

Hannah and I made our first raised garden bed.  We went to Home Depot and bought all the stuff that I had pinned earlier.  Hammered and laughed so hard that Hannah about peed her pants.  The staff at home depot were so helpful.  Kevin in the lumber department found out what I was doing and lead me straight to the right wood I needed.  Who knew that you are not supposed to use treated wood.  I guess the chemicals that is used can contaminate your veggies.  We now have our seeds in a starter tray, some nice stranger helped us with this.  She must have been a avid gardener, because she knew and shared with us which seeds and what type of soil to buy.  Dang it was like I had a sign on my (flat) chest, saying "I have no idea what I am doing."  Heck I will wear it again if this is how much help I get:) 

I even have the chicken wire at the top of the bed for the cucumbers and beans.  Maybe even a tomato plant. I swear guys it looks just like a bed.  Husband comes home from picking up our dancer girl, takes one look at it and responds with..."Um yeah that looks really getto."  Hannah and I look at each other and then inform him that when the veggies come in it wont matter how getto it looks, we are going to enjoy it.  Now I just have to wait for the homeowners police to come by and send me a lovely letter informing me to tear it down.

I had a blast last weekend with my mom.  My brother had a business trip and we went down to ATL to watch the kiddo's.  I love the Grant Park area.  The old homes most of them restored to simple elegance.  While I was their my nephew who is now 6 had a soccer game.  So cute.  He would run a little bit and then skip.  He kicked that ball really hard and somewhat far, and then looks over to the sidelines to see if my mom and I were watching.  SO CUTE.
We then decided to cut my brothers grass for him.  The neighbors are young and renters and don't take care of their yard, so we decided to cut their back yard.  It was so tall that we had to use one of those push mowers that have spinning blades.  It was pretty new.  I didn't even know that they made those anymore.  I remember my Grandma and Grandpa having one when we were little, I don't know why because Grandpa had tractors and any farm machine that you could imagine.  I think he had it for us kids to do a little work with out getting hurt.  I was glad that my brother had one of those because the weeds (clover) in this yard was up to our knees.  There is no way my brother's lawn mover would've even lasted in that forest.  He was so cute.  He held up his skinny arm like he was making a muscle and said "My daddy is going to be proud of me, this is like working out."  I was about to die.  It was HOT and I was really doing most of the work.  But it was so worth it.  I made some great memories with my nephew.

In our local school system their sports team have to pick a game to play to benefit a cause.  Guess what!! We are doing it for AUTISM.  So I was so excited to hear that.  Our head coach teaches at the local Middle school in an autistic classroom.  The girls are going to wear light blue shirts and sock.  There is going to be a silent auction and the gate fees will go to Autism Speaks!!!!

Oh that leads me to something very important......
APRIL 2nd  I AM ASKING EVERYONE TO PLEASE PLACE A BLUE LIGHT BULB IN YOUR FRONT PORCH LIGHT.  If you don't have a front porch light then place it in a window that can be seen from the street.  It is turn it blue for Autism.

I will keep you posted on Hannah's and my seedlings:)

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.


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