Sunday, July 6, 2008

Gardening boys

Wanna know something I love about Shawn? He's a gardener.
For several months, he had been tending this beautiful plant that was growing up our back fence. I had noticed long ago that this plant was really just a weed, but I didn't have the heart to tell Shawn. Well, eventually the truth came out and the weed had to go. So we took a trip to Lowe's and got some real, live flowers to plant. Shawn had lots of help from Charlie planting his new garden. Charlie likes to say, "Let's go look at the flowers, dad," in a very serious voice. Then they both go out back and admire their hard work. They are both pretty proud of their little garden project.

Digging out some "new dirt" to plant the flowers in.

Watering the flowers is Charlie's daily chore.

Trying to escape the heat, in the pool.

Charlie's pretty chicken, but he's getting a little better.

Charlie took all 83 magnetic pieces of this little "castle set" and stuck them to the heater.

This kept him entertained for a very long time!

4th of July at the Wilsons! There must have been about 20 kids there, all under 4 years old...!!!


Charlie liked the "smokey" fireworks.

But once the noisy ones came out, he wasn't so sure.

After that, he pretty much hung out inside and watched movies and ate chips. :)

The bigger kids enjoyed the noisy ones!

The Burger King crown is this season's fashion must-have. And by all means, don't bother to take it off before going to sleep!

Being 2 is SO exhausting!

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Anonymous said...

Adoreable group of children. A must for the King to have the best of friends!

Eric & Leah said...

SO cute!! Marlene, would you email us the pic of Charlie and Sam sitting with Shawn..we think it's just too cute!
Thanks sista!

farmgirl beth said...

Your clematis is growing nicely, boys, and I love your oh-so-clever trellis!

lori lls said...

What a fun father/son activity - growing stuff. It's nice to see your pics. I love those little wooden magnets. Where'd you get 'em?