Monday, March 29, 2010


Today was the day to plant some spinach. Baby loves working in the garden with me and was great at planting our couple of rows of seeds. She really likes working in the garden and was tickled pink when we actually got a couple of tomatoes off these really woeful looking plants. You would think "oh it is Costa Rica, just throw a few seeds out there and watch them grow". Not! There are more fungus, ants and crazy diseases here than I thought imaginable.

We visited with friends last night and the girls got to jump on a trampoline for the first time in years. Baby lost her top front tooth to a trampoline and a really high jumping big brother a few years ago and took some time warming up. Hannah was excited to jump again and had a blast. She has been bugging us to buy a Wii, but after playing it for about 15 minutes she was done with it.

A few months ago we cut back t.v. time to one hour a day. It is amazing how much more creative both girls have been. We used to let baby watch for a couple of hours after her nap. I read an article about how t.v. time actually makes learning harder for kids and thought it would help her schooling if we cut her back. It has been great!

We spent the first 15 years of our marriage without a t.v. and now hardly watch it at all. None of our kids really care for t.v. and proved people wrong that if we did not let them watch they would go crazy once they got in front of one, wrong! Of course those were the same people that said the kids would go crazy over sugar once they left our home where we did not eat it. Wrong!

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