Sunday, May 31, 2009

Summer is here!

Yep, it sure is. Hot & hotter is what we have to look forward to. Todd & I did an outside project together, the first since right before we got pregnant in August 2007. It seems like so long ago. I have to say that I am one of those "weird ones" that really enjoys being in the yard. I love to mow it. The smell of freshly cut grass...MMMMMM!

Anyway, back to the point. I decide we needed to make a huge flower bed where the grass doesn't grow so I ordered 4 yards of topsoil/compost. Yep, sure did. The grandparents (Bill & Donna) came over around 11:30 to watch the kids. We didn't get started until 12:30 but it was well worth the wait. I haven't felt so good physically in such a long time! If you know me, you know what I mean. I am totally all physical. Love being outdoors, love working my body to the max.

I have to admit, I was a bit scared I wouldn't be able to handle it BUT my body surprised me. Todd was by my side & in 4.5 hrs, we managed to move the 4 yards of dirt!

Here are the before pics of the front yard. We gave up a long time ago on growing grass under the trees.

Here are the after pictures. My neighbor graciously volunteered to thin out her flower beds & give us her flowers/plants. That will be happening over the next few weekends.

And, in true summer form, the kids got their 1st homemade popsicles (thank you Donna!!). Sofi enjoyed it the most & Ian the least.


txsjewels said...

woo hoo! first comment. i rock.

LOVE that gabi face on the full table shot.

front yard looks great. huge improvement. glad to see you're venturing out of the cone of mommy-ness and into the world again.

Lisa said...

That awesome you were able to get outside and do something that you like ! Cant wait to see the final pictures when you get all the flowers and all in there !

Tonya said...

Glad you had a nice day. I see Gabi making "the face" in the first picture of the 3 of them again LOL! I love it!

Adi said...

Man I love sophi's hair like that. So cute! And I'm pretty proud of you guys for moving all that stuff! It looks awesome. can't wait to see flowers in it!

Annie said...

Wow, you did a wonderful job. It looks pretty. I like the kids faces with their popsicles.

Have a nice week.