Yesterday my daughter and Andrew came over and we went about decorating eggs. She brought some and I made some as well.
Decorating Eggs With Andrew:
I got out a bunch of craft supplies. Glitter was everywhere. But it was fun and my daughter hid the decorated eggs on my patio a few times for Andrew to find.
She was going to come over last week to do this, but on her way to church her car got hit on the passenger side (no one else was in the car) by a man taking his wife to the ER. He was obviously in a big hurry and it totaled her car, but no one was hurt.
Andrew was with his dad in his pickup. They were driving two cars so she and Andrew could come over here after church and his dad could go on home.
So this week she had a brand new SUV. It does so many things I wouldn’t have any idea how to deal with it all. Practically does all the driving for her.
Then we went out to eat at the KFC buffet in Jenks, and then went by Southwood nursery on the way home so I could get a bag of potting mix. And so Andrew could pick out a birthday present from me. His 5th birthday was last month but this is the first chance we had to go pick something out.
I always wait till all the excitement is over and then we take him out and let him choose something he wants. He found some kind of kid sprinkler thing with plastic worms that stick up. I didn’t look all that close because I was needing to pay so I could go to her car and get off my ankle. But it was what he wanted.
After they left Nathan and his oldest son, who just turned 3, came over and did some painting for me. He spray painted an outdoor table, and put clear coating on another one I wanted to use on the patio from indoors.
Painting an outdoor table:
The now green folding table was originally between the two chairs against the wall. But once he got it painted and brought it out here, I kind of liked it as a coffee table. Not sure if I like it better here or between the chairs.
I’m really enjoying my settee. It’s my favorite spot. The tree hangs overhead and provides a bit of shade and I can look out over my entire patio.
This time of year is so precious to me. I love to watch the plants grow and bloom. There are a few packets of plant seeds that just arrived that I’ve got to plant as well. Otherwise I think I’m done planting.
I really didn’t need to buy all that much this year because I was very lucky that so much came back from last year.
A purple table from indoors:
Here is the purple table I had indoors that I put between the chairs instead of the green folding table for now. I was going to put it over by the settee. Nathan coated it with something that makes it durable for outdoors.
I’ll have to mull over where I like the purple table and the green folding table best. It might take me a few days to decide.
The Pet Babies:
Charlie likes to go out on the patio with me while I deadhead the petunias and tend to the plants. He’s my little helper. Ivy watches from the French doors.
As you can see they both like the new couch and chair. Add a soft spot anywhere and they’re all over it. Can’t say as I blame them.
The purple, yellow, white and green colors of the patio garden is such a relaxing place to be. The two trees in pots add vertical interest to this outdoor space.
These petunias are yellow and purple, though the purple looked black in a post I showed them in last week. I’ve never seen any quite like this. But the colors of course are perfect for the patio.