Thursday, March 30, 2006

It's sprung!

Spring that is. Whatever were you dirty-minded people thinking of?? ;) Yesterday was fairly nice weather. Lots of sun. I cleaned out our car and went through the car wash. Today I got the kids sandbox cleaned and other various items that were outside alllll winter. It feels so good to have done something. My kids also had a great time playing in the mud puddle that formed at the bottom of the hill from the hose water. I decided that their hard plastic baby pool that can no longer hold water, would make a perfect little container for a child-size garden. I'm really looking forward to doing that and getting it all ready for them in the next month or so.

My daughter also has a friend named Ralph. He's not the kind of friend that she can have over or watch a movie with. Instead, Ralph is an earthworm. We met Ralph earlier this year when we were transplanting some trees during some nicer weather. Occasionaly she'll ask about Ralph, how he is, when she gets to see him, etc. I keep telling her not until the spring when we get our garden ready. Today, however, we saw some of Ralph's cousins. Bon and I named them Diego, Hector and Vamanos. They were much smaller and not as plump as Ralph, so of course they couldn't be his brothers or sisters. Diego, Hector and Vamanos were quickly shriveled up and um...well...dead under the sun's rays. I washed them into the grass with the hose, so they'd be harder to find and freak out about. She did ask about them before we went inside. I told her they moved to the grass where it was softer. Now, with earthworms, I know that if you chop them in half, they'll still live and just grow another half or whatever. But since I re-hydrated them somewhat, can they just come back to life?? Will we be blessed with the presence of Hector, Diego and Vamanos again?? Man, I need a life. :)

Also, notice the ease of naming earthworms that we have. However, we cannot come up with a name for this baby....

7 comments:

Stacy said...

NICE!!! We have had sun one moment and then rain and hail in the next few. WEIRD - gotta love Seattle!

Glad you got lots done - enjoy your sunshine!

emlouisa said...

Hey! My blog right now is about earthworms too, but I'm not so nice. Eww. I hate them.

The Constant Gardener said...

LOL!

Meemer said...

Yeah, I don't name them. I just feed them to my egg layers. MMMM, earthworm flavor eggs.

Stacy said...

Let me fill you in on MY ds' little "friend"... D carried around a SLUG for about 2 hours yesterday! (I'm not sure how long it was actually dead - but by the time he finally let me wash his hands it was most definately deceased! Consider earthworms as "easy" - they don't leave STICKY SLIME!!!

Rachelle said...

Yay for joining MOFstra! Now I can read your blog all the time!

ubercyl said...

You should totally name your baby Vamanos.