Life with the oldest sister who loves theater and fashion, a boy who has Hypoplastic Left heart Syndrome, now Heart transplant and partial Liver from Aspergillius, but thinks fishing and electronics rule. The most amazing middle-child-sister-aspiring artist. Also, a girl and her Tethered Spinal Cord Syndrome, Neuro Endocrine Cell Hypoplasia, Lumbar Hemangioma, asymmetrical gluteal cleft, Pectus Carinatum who loves littlest pet shops, American girl dolls, playdates. And one yummy baby brother who has a coarctation and bicuspid valve and thinks super heroes are the best.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Memorial Day

Memorial Day with the Clawson side.

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Another happy place

Do you have places that you love to spend time? I have always loved being in the garden. Grandma and Grandpa Groesbeck and Clawson always had lovely gardens. Which means Dad and Mom always had a garden, and now I need one. Right about now, all I want to eat is fresh garden food. We picked and ate tomatoes warm from the sun and rinsed in the hose with a little salt and pepper, just like candy.  Eeeeeeep, I can't wait!!! Plus rhubarb, and raspberries and all the fixens for salsa. Mmmmmm salsa.. The Groesbecks had apple trees that we would pick the apple while they were still green, dice them up and put a little salt on. It was so tart and sooooo yummy. We also grew the best cucumbers. Sometimes the cucs would get so big and seedy my grandma would let us hollow out the seeds and float cucumber boats down the irrigation ditches. 

So this is my little garden.. A work in progress. It takes money, time and energy. I love it though. Our space was so huge. It was way more than I could manage. So we started getting first the oblong trough and then the pipe clamps, it's kind of my look of industrial, in the garden. I can't wait for it to be finished. But things are starting to grow and it's turning out fantastic. I am learning to to care for all my little plants and some take some real research. 

I transplanted so many things this year, I thought for sure they were going to parish. They rallied and are doing great. 

This is my first year with strawberries. I feel like they are kind of delicate. I have read that they are pretty hardy, what am I doing wrong? Botinist's??? Gardeners???? Chime in if you have ideas.

I got my garden in rather late this year. So here is hoping for an Indian summer and a great yield anyway. I will have to post as things start to pop up. 

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Alex's party

Alex finally had his birthday party with his friends. Sometimes it takes a month to make it happen, but then it stretches out the fun for a way long time. 
Ashy loved trying out the green cupcakes...

I was busy helping and running the show, so I only got this one shot of the party goers. For his party he had a hot dog roast and s'mores. We played some backyard games and did cake and presents. The kids just wanted to play. I need to just invite all the kids over for night games a couple of days off this summer. 

MayLee's preschool review

Here she is!!!! Plus also, she is sitting next to her favorite, Quinn.  She calls him Quinney Boy. 

When I grow up I want to be a Cheer leader and a doctor. 

Hurray for MayLee!!!!

Finger crochet

Eden really wanted to learn to figure crochet. I spent a little bit of time to trying to show her. 
She could do it if I helped her. But it is still a little tricky for her.