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.