Saturday, April 25, 2015

EVER LOVIN' SATURDAY ~ Plants and Treats and Sweet Peeps

It's planting time in our yard. Neil and I spent some time at Chuck Johnson's Nursery today. So much to choose from! We brought home a pink flowering crab apple tree, some gorgeous azaleas, and my must-have geranium.
The weather just does not get any better than this. We were scheduled for some fierce storms today, but instead we were blessed with perfection~the best day ever to be outside. [As I write this, the wind and rain has finally arrived at 9:30 tonight]
Daughter Kelly and grandson Knox dropped by this afternoon to share these cute lady bug cupcakes with us. Knox picked them out at Wal-Mart. They were almost too cute to eat.
But we dug into these chocolate bugs anyway~who cares if they're cute. They were totally delicious. [The lady bugs look like they're staring up at Knox, probably thinking, You're really going to eat us? But we're so cute!]
Knox helped his grandpa plant a little pink dogwood tree. He learned how to push the shovel into the dirt with his foot.
Neil just happened to have a Knox-sized shovel so he could help fill in the hole.
Knox had the best time working alongside his grandpa. What little boy doesn't love playing in the dirt? Knox said, "I don't have time to stop right now. I have work to do." Neil enjoyed playing in the dirt, too, until he ran into some stubborn roots. But they got the tree planted and also those azaleas. The crab apple will have to wait until tomorrow.
I got my hands dirty today, too. Planted my geranium in the clay pot my grandpeeps Shelby and Elijah made for me for mother's day a couple of years ago. I'm not positive what color the blooms will be. I'm hoping for a deep pink [at least that was the color of the others it was sitting next to on the shelf at the nursery] 
Supper at Fazoli's with Knox and Kelly. More sugar overload for Knox. The chocolate chip cookie was dessert, not dinner, by the way. He had a busy day today and didn't have his usual nap, so maybe he won't be bouncing off the walls by bedtime. Happy Saturday, everyone! Hope yours was awesome.


  1. What an unexpected lovely day of fun!!! Those lady bugs staring up at Knox is hilarious!! Thankful the rain came late:). Great pics, great day!!

    1. I enjoyed it, especially watching Knox help his Grandpa plant the tree. Great fun!

  2. I love this post!! Great pics! So sweet of Knox helping Grandpa & the cute lady bug cupcakes! I was supposed to go on a field trip yesterday with the kids who stay for the after school program, but it was cancelled based on the weather forecast. I was so sad! :( Glad you all enjoyed your day.

    1. Thanks, Jane! I'm so sorry you and the kids missed out on your field trip. That bums me out cause it was such a nice day 😕