Sunday, August 8, 2010
Okay, so this picture is not of my backyard. Its Baylie and her new cowboy hat ($2 from Super Walmart) She hasn't stopped wearing it. Her lip is getting better from a tragic fall off a planter...Thursday was a rough day for us....both Baylie and Paisley did face plants and I kept having to change my shirt from bloody lips! Very sad. Okay, now back to the grasssssssss!!!!!!!
Are you ready people? Can you contain yourself?
This day has been a year over due!
Jason worked his tail off yesterday!
Please scream and freak out with us!!!!
And the sprinklers work! Pretty amazing actually and Jason and Chris could come up with that. I'm so impressed.
Now to stay off it for 2-3 weeks. In the meantime we will finish the patio area, buy and plants trees and plants, work on the sides of the house (garden area and chicken coop). But come labor day we are hoping for a BBQ!!!! for Paisley's birthday.
Is this an awesome picture of what? At least Nana is smiling. Baylie loves Luke's gun cause it makes sounds, I love it cause it was cheap and can't shoot. Seriously, Luke has been awesome letting her borrow it so much, she just loves it.
Okay, so there were 6 pallets of sod. Those pieces don't look very heavy, but each one is.
Things I have learned about my husband this summer, despite being married to him for over ten years....
Jason is a work horse.
He seriously doesn't stop. (he says its his ability to shut off his brain).
Jason down plays everything. "That wasn't so bad" "I'm just a little sore" after all day in the sun moving dirt and sod.
The differences physically between men vs. women are astonishing. I'd like to think I'm pretty strong, but in the scheme of working on this backyard, I've realized I am a weakling and Jason is an ox. I was so impressed. For being as creative as he is, Jason is still a manly man and can perform some awesome manual labor. There just wasnt' many opportunities for me to see that in all our apartment dwelling over the years.
Please humor me and look at it. I just wanted to pinch myself and then roll around all over it.
The bottom line we wanted was family friendly and I think we did that. There were seriously some times we just didn't know how the heck we were going to get this space in shape or what to do, but it all worked out.
But yesterday, I was pretty stressed. Its not in my nature to sit back and just watch so we got out of the house.
And went to Walmart with the other million people there getting ready for school.
Nana spoiled them.
I'm realizing I'm kind of the anti-Barbie nazi. We are not ready for those over here. If you happen to have given one to my daughter, she really loves you cause they are not coming from me!.
Baylie made herself right at home in the toy aisle.
Okay, back the yard. John Nguyen came to help. And the Elders came. So then it moved lots faster. We were so grateful for the help.
Okay, so I guess these should be at the first.
good bye dirt that gets all tracked in my house! I will not miss you!
that little palm we went back and forth whether or not to dig it up. back and forth. it ended up staying.
Here is what one pallet looks like.
We feel so lucky to be in this house, now come move on our street cause house prices are so low!
We love Grass. It is in. The final design is unique, but we love it. I can't wait to go buy some fruit trees. The kids are going to love it. But the bottom line is, there are going to be some awesome slip and sliding next summer and probably every birthday party between then!
Last nite as I went to bed, still in disbelief, I said a silent prayer asking for the gigantic earth quake that is looming over California's head not to come today and wreck all that work. That would be a bummer.