Friday, April 27, 2012

Got Produce?

We planted a garden!! Can't wait for the fresh produce. We didn't anticipate our dog getting in the garden eating some of our plants and getting sick. Luckily he felt better after a couple of days. 

 Square foot gardening.

We sped up the process and bought plants instead of seeds. The plants were half off the weekend we decided to do it, can't pass up quicker gratification!!
 Notice the protection from/for the dog!!
 A little fruit of our labors.
PS Gardening is expensive to get started but the produce tastes so much better!!

Thursday, April 26, 2012


Ryan didn't care too much about his second Easter but next year should be lots of fun!! We went to my friend Shawna's house with a couple of other families for a delicious dinner and an egg hunt. Allen enjoyed hiding eggs with the other dads more than Ryan did walking by them!!

 Graham Cracker break at church
 Didn't really are about eggs or finding them.

But he loved the swing!!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Ryan's First Birthday

We had Ryan's party at the park because our house is a little small with a boring backyard. We had a great time seeing family and friends. I choose a Hungry Caterpillar theme and Allen's mom made bibs for the "one year olds". We had perfect weather, even though it rained the weekend before and after!!

"Super Nanny" Michelle  and Ryan

 Zeke enjoying the homemade strawberry lemonade.
 Cute Ben
 Alex and Ryan chilling on the pirate boat.
 Drew practicing walking
 Onesie made by Eva.
 Mia and Brandon

 some of  the kids and us

 California Cousins!!

 Uncle Brian and Ryan
 Shawna and Louisa, post-party

 Emily and Alex loved helping to open the gifts and pushing Ryan on his new ride!!
My two Encino Girls!!