The first task of the day was to finally move the banana plants from their spot in front of the satellite dish, where their big ol' leaves sometimes interfered with our TV reception. No TV is no loss for the adults, but the kids like to watch Disney Jr., so the bananas had to go!
|The banana plants at their old spot, in front of the satellite receiver|
Kuya helped to dig up the banana plants.
|Dig, Kuya, Dig!!|
Meanwhile, Sweetie, Dodong, and Lola were inside, taking it easy:
|Sweetie, Dodong, and Lola taking a nap|
Eventually, after lots and lots and lots of digging, the bananas were moved to their new home:
|The two main cuttings of the banana plant in their new location|
Grump's next tasks, (after the bananas were moved Kuya abandoned him and went inside to relax in the air-conditioning!), were to move the dahlias to better spots, and then to attempt to clean up the garden bed where his columbines were growing.
The dahlias were dug up and relocated, and immediately sulked; dahlias don't like to be moved.
|An Unhappy Dahlia (see the shadow of Grump's hand in the lower right?)|
Grump was starting to get tired when he began to work on the Columbine bed. He didn't get it finished, and it still looks icky, but at least he started to control the weeds.
In the evening all of us went to Riverside Mall to buy Kuya some new clothes, as he has outgrown his pants and underwear. (Kids do that!)
|Lola and Sweetie helping Kuya try on some new pants|
|Dodong, Grump and Kuya being silly in the dressing room|
|Colorful department store display|
|A creative department store display|
|Kuya and Dodong wrestling while waiting for Sweetie to try on some shoes|
After all the hard work shopping we rewarding ourselves with some ice-cream:
|Lola, Kuya, Dodong, and Sweetie eating ice-cream|
After the ice-cream was gone, and we got back home, it was now evening. Grump and Sweetie went for a walk around the neighborhood. Grump was impressed with some of the neighbor's plants, and since he had his cellphone with him him, he took some pics.