Tuesday, June 10, 2008

SharkBait says send Help

First of all, we can check slip-and-slide off the summer 25 list...
although it was a struggle.
The first slide we got broke the second we turned the water on...
Everything now has to be so "fancy", you can't just have the big giant yellow piece of plastic and and a sprinkler anymore,
like when I was a kid...
nooo, it's got to have a blow up pillow at the end and a "splashpool"....
and that's the basic one...
good. So this one will probably last another day or so...
It's hot though, so it's $10 well spent...
Hot. Arkansas is HOT.Completely unrelated to slipping and sliding.
Jack has been asking for a bonsai tree for a few years now. (I know, strange, huh?) I'm not really sure how he became so enamored with the little trees, but he definitely wanted one...
So Colin and I have looked on and off, at nurseries and garden centers, with no luck...
Until this weekend when we came across a bonsai forest by accident.

Meet Miyagi (if you ask Jack) or BingBong (if you ask Jared or Cole)
Isn't it just the cutest little thing? Sadly it doesn't really stand a chance with me taking care of it... Exhibit A: Meet Bob.
This is Bob before the move to AR....I was quite proud of Bob because it was the first plant I'd kept alive for more than a few months....
This is Bob today...

He's really suppose to be in the trash, but hasn't quite made it there yet. Very sad I know. I'm not sure why I can't manage to keep any living thing that's not a kid alive in this house, but it's a struggle for me.
In case there was any question why we don't have a dog...
Ask Shark Bait (the goldfish), he's the soul survivor of the goldfish trifecta (poor Foxy Cleopatra and Bikini Squid)....
This is clearly why my boys think that you're suppose to name plants. They don't know any better...
No pets,
No plants....
Sigh.
I'm reading up on bonsais, so hopefully little Miyagi will grow to be as big as the (still tiny) bigger bonsais that were older than me.....and so expensive I almost died.

4 comments:

Darcy said...

Little Miyagi! Makes me think of Hanni's Mr. Miyagi. =)

You are in Arkansas now? I need ot go back and read posts! I can't keep track of you, girl!!

essie said...

I miss you-and got my holy mess amazing box from you-WHAT a dream!
And
WAAAAY too much.

But I love it, and
I love you!
xoxox
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sarah said...

slip and slide! FUN!
I love that second pic of cole...
his face is too cute.

Miyagi is COOL!
good luck with it...
hope it doesn't end up like poor ole bob. poor bob!

xo.

Mike said...

You need to get yourself a Daniel-san to take care of Miyagi. Then you could probably get that fence in the first picture painted and your cars waxed too.