Sunday, August 30, 2009

RIP

Time for zucchini hospice. We seem to be losing the battle to powdery mildew as the zucchini season winds down.

I googled some info and have sprayed a milk/water solution on it, but it doesn't seem to be working. We tried to trim some of the big leaves to get it more light, and then trim off some of the dead leaves, but it's just not looking good.
Chalk it up to a new gardener who will catch it faster next year, I guess. Anyone w/suggestions, let me know...

Audrey Junior, we have enjoyed all your zucchini this summer. You were such a surprise to us - we had no idea you would grow so fast or so big.



Just a few short weeks ago, you looked like this:


And now, I can barely even look at what you've become. We're sorry we weren't able to take better care of you at the end. We'll do better next time.



On a more positive gardening note, our tomatoes are still growing like crazy.
We had aphids nearby and I used some organic Neem oil spray that seemed to work.


Please join us in bidding farewell to Audrey Jr. the zucchini .
We hope she'll make great compost, even with the mildew issue.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Somehow Seaside Survived

Danger Girl, out for a spin on the Promenade at Seaside.
Many unsuspecting vacationers thought they were just out for a stroll on a cloudy August morning.

(cue foreboding music...)

Little did they know they barely escaped being mowed down by a pink Princess Huffy with rainbow streamers. At least the training wheels rattle so you can hear her coming!



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Did you catch the absolute GLEE in her eyes as she sped up (doing her "magic trick") and whizzed past us? You might have missed it because of her extreme speed. Yes, we really had to run to catch up.

We are in trouble. Very soon. Capital T.

And on the Danger flip side... The Boy, perfecting his tricks. Guaranteed to make his mother's, grandmother's, and great-grandmother's heart skip a beat.

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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Like sands through the hourglass

Who are these big kids and what have they done with my babies?



















Bitty Girl got a haircut and suddenly she's not so bitty.














(and who looks just a wee bit like her big brother?)
The Boy lost his first tooth















and then his second one a week later!

The Tooth Fairy is tired, and Mama isn't quite sure how we got here so fast.