Sunday, July 31, 2011

My little backyard garden

Hard to believe that it is almost August when my backyard is still looking so green. I thought I'd show you some photos of my little garden which is just behind our back gate.

This spring we got a few more raised garden boxes made and the kids helped me plant all the seeds for our little garden. With the wet and cooler weather this spring it took a little longer to get started but it is doing great now.

Mike has been bringing home black mats that we have been putting down to help block the weeds. Which is helping out a lot. To bad they grow so easily.

Here is the view of the garden from Owen's little pumpkin patch behind the neighbor's yard. Looking like a wild jungle. Time to do some trimming and weeding again.

My cherry tomatoes are starting to turn red. :)

We have summer squash and zucchini. We planted them in little cups and put them in my little green house but the wind came along and blew my green house over so the seeds got all mixed up. So I have a very interesting mix of plants but they seems to be doing great anyways.

This green giant is my green bean tee pee. They took forever to sprout but are taking over now.

The Bunny Farm (aka funny farm)

Two of my little composters, Coco and Licorice. It is amazing what they will eat. I give them all my weeds, dandelions, fruit & veggie scraps, corn stalks, leaves and sticks. They have a two story rabbit hutch with a 8' x 8' rabbit run behind it. They come running when they see me cause I usually have something good for them. :)

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Fusion Fest 2011

This weekend is Boise's own Fusion Fest. A full weekend of bellydancing shows, competitions, workshops and tons of fun. Habibi Nada (my new dance troop) performed on opening night at the Under Belly show. It was so much fun and wonderful to see all the pretty girls in their awesome costumes and of course mind blowing belly dancing. Here are a few photos from our performance. I'm headed back this evening to watch the professional show which has dancers from all over the Northwest here to dance for us. :)

Friday, July 29, 2011

Canyon County Fair

Yesterday we headed down to the Canyon County Fair. The Idaho Press Tribune was having free admission for opening day from noon to 2pm so we got in free. The kids and I looked at the 4-H exhibits then watched a cooking demo and sampled food. Then we walked around the animal barn and stopped to watch the reptile show. Then we headed to the carnival where Mike met up with us and the kids got wristbands and went on as many rides as they could until we headed home just before 10pm. We lucked out that the weather wasn't really hot only 90 degrees. :)

Kids on the swings.

Mike and Ashley taking a break

Owen and Ashley on the slide.

Ready for more rides.

Alysha at the Fair.

Kids still having a blast.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Camping at the Snake River

Uncle Cody came home to visit so we all went camping at the Snake River. Where we had a great time fishing, boating, floating, playing games, doing crafts and roasting marshmallows. It was a nice trip and I took a ton of photos here are just a few. :)

Owen with his fish he catch.


Floating in the water.

Playing battleship


Boys ready to catch more fish.

Time for crafts

Cody floating with the dogs

Girls on the tube

Big girls on the tube

Grandma Francee and Delaney

Roasting Marshmallows

Monday, July 18, 2011

Family fun after a busy day of moving

Once all the big furniture was moved out of the uhaul the kids thought a water fight sounded good. We started off with water balloons but then it turned into hoses and buckets. Lots of good fun.

Uncle Cody using Owen as a shield from Mason and the hose.

Mason spraying Uncle Cody.

Mike's Hose vs Uncle Will's Bucket.

Trying to kink the hose.

Filling more water balloons

Delaney playing with sidewalk chalk.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Nyssa ThunderEgg Days

My new belly dance troop "Habibi Nada"  performed at the Nyssa ThunderEgg Days this weekend. We performed four group dances then a few of us performed solos. I did my Flamenco solo and my niece Mariah performed a very fun and pretty solo with wings. We had a great time but boy was it HOT. :)

Our "I Dream of Genie" dance

Our Candle Dance

Pretty Mariah performing her solo.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Landon Michael Weideman

Mike's sister Ruby had Landon on July 12th, 4:04 p.m.! 7lbs 15 oz. 19 3/4 inches. We all went to see him yesterday after they had been home for a little while. We all took turns holding him while we watched Ruby open a few baby gifts and ate pizza. We all look forward to watching him grow up with the care of his four big sisters. :)

Aunt Stacy and Landon

Aunt Kristey and Cousin Amanda with Landon

Cousin Sarah and big sister Alaina with Landon

Cousin James and Landon

Uncle Mike and Landon

Cousin Alysha and Landon

Grandma and Landon

Big Sis Alaina kissing her baby brother Landon. So cute..... :)

P.S. all the other kids were there but busy playing not watching a sleeping baby.