Thursday, September 25, 2014

What happened this summer? Well, a lot really! Part I

No posts since June 1st? Yes, I know, it's been a while. Without getting into the reasons why, here's what's been happening since the summer began:

June: 

Evan graduated Kindergarten and is now a full blown 1st grader.

Evan getting his diploma from his Kindergarten teacher. Miss Windle.


Eliana performed in "Swan Lake." Eliana practiced every Saturday at her ballet class for her second ballet performance. Cutest. thing. ever. (Photo by Mommy)



We lost Elvis. The last photo of Elvis. His health declined rapidly and his poor body gave out. Words can't even describe how much we will miss him. I still think of him every day.
(Photo by Mommy)


Summer visits to Daddy's house were amazing. We had a pool. It wasn't the biggest or greatest pool, but it was a pool. We rode bikes, went to the local parks, played Evan's Wii U, and watched "Frozen" 27 times. I think I've seen at least 100 Spongebob episodes this past summer thanks to Amazon Prime. 

Eliana on the swings at Llanerch Hills. "Push me Daddy!"


We planted a garden. With corn, green beans, peppers, gourds, little pumpkins, huge sunflowers, morning glories, moon flowers, and love lies bleeding! (Most from seed with help from Evan and Eliana.) I picked up quite a few of the seeds on Evan's class trip to Longwood Gardens. 


Eliana helped spread the seeds for our wildflower garden. 


Our neighbor even let us plant corn in the unused space behind their garage.


Some of our sunflowers grew to over 12 feet tall! All planted from seed by Evan and Eliana.



One of our Mammoth Sunflowers. This one was HUGE! Right out in front of the house.


Our "Love Lies Bleeding" from seeds from Longwood Gardens did really well.


Eliana grew up A LOT. Just today I was having her try on clothes at The Gap. She's 4, size 5T should be big enough. No, I have to get her size 6-7! She's giving Evan a run for his money!