So far I've planted about 18 tomato plants and three different kinds of peppers, hopefully I'll get cucumbers, beans, and peas in today. Then there's carrots, squash, spinach, radish, etc., etc. Jevan has been pretty good at helping me and has even learned how to run the rototiller.
He does pretty good until he gets to the fence, and because I haven't shown him reverse yet, he'll then run over and asked me to move it. He's been having a blast and I get all the weeds tilled in. I felt pretty bad for him yesterday tho'. He was hollering at me through the window and I told him to come out and talk to me. He came running through the garden gate, hand clenched tight, and said "Mama, Mama, I got a hummingbird in the window!" He was so excited. He then said that the bird wouldn't fly away... as he opened his hand I could see that the little bird was dead. I explained to him that he can't hold the bird so tight and then told him we could bury it in the garden. As I put the bird's body in the ground I looked up and saw that Jevan had tears streaming down his face, he then said, "Sniff, sniff, I'm gonna miss the little feller Mama." His whole body was shaking and he felt so bad. I hugged him and told him that the bird has gone to heaven. Needless to say I don't think he'll be rescuing any more birds out of the window...
We're having a party today! Sydney's birthday was on Wednesday and Jevan's is today. Sydney turned 10 and Jevan is the big kindergarten 5 today! Two more months and, for the first time in a long time, I will have eight whole hours without an interruption! Oh Lord I don't know what I'm going to do :) (I'll think of something).
An update on Blue. He's doing great! He shows no ill effects from his injuries and is bouncing around like his old self. Yesterday Sydney snapped a picture of him in our garden.