Any mom knows, the month of April is tough. There is something every night of the week and weekends are filled with activities and kids sports. It seems your calendar will never give you a break! This April was no different. I didn’t blog much this month because we were busy with….
Jack and Thomas playing lacrosse for the first time. Such a fun sport to watch!
Patrick and I making a quick 24 hour escape to New Orleans to see Kenny Chesney play at the House of Blues,
Then came Easter,
Just last week, we did the family obstacle race again, which challenged me more than ever since I didn’t have my sister with me and had to keep up with the boys!
Finally, this weekend we ended April with a 40th birthday for a life long friend and my Dad’s retirement from coaching.
The above is a video played at the retirement party made by Eric Knecht. I thought the song was perfect!
It was a FUN month!!! However, the goal for April was to start a garden and I wanted to make it happen. I used to love having fresh tomatoes, cucumbers and lettuce from the garden as a kid and really wanted to try to have some fresh garden vegetables by the summer.
I started in late March and bought some seed packets and planting cups.
Time to build the garden!d
A little over a month in, it is really growing!
Here it is today…Can you believe most of this garden started from seed? I did buy some herbs and 3 tomato plants as well. I have used the herbs quite often this month when I’m cooking dinner; rosemary on my roasted potatoes, cilantro in my guacamole and basil in my tomato sauce. It’s awesome to have it right there in my backyard!
I also wanted to take a class on how to build Fairy Gardens. If you have read former posts, you know that Red Cedar is one of my favorite places in Overland Park and they just happen to have a class in April on Fairy Gardens. Lucky for me, the sweet owners let me come even though sign up was full.
The instructor was so talented. She showed us how to build fairy gardens out of rocks and sand that she found in her yard. Of course the plants and fairy items you could buy at the store made it beautiful, unique and whimsical.
Her suggestion was to start with the end in mind. She used tiny ferns for trees and a plant called Baby Tears to look like grass. Take a look at some of her creations, all of which took less than 10 minutes for her to make.
The class was so inspiring, so of course, I had to make my own.
I wanted my little fairy family by my hammock, but this area of my yard needed a little TLC.
May brings lighter calendars, more sun and summer break! Sounds like I am going to be using my hammock area a lot more and that is good news! #ReadytoRelax