Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Our new backyard....

We finally got it done. Luck has not been on our side. First the bobcat got stuck in the dirt we hauled, then the bobcat broke, then it rained, then it rained again and so on. But we finally (2.5 months later) have a place to get bitten by mosquitoes any time we step foot out the backdoor. But at least we can step foot out the backdoor without getting all muddy. There is still a little left to do, but it is mostly done. I'm killing all the shrubs on the right side and then we'll make that a natural area too. Fun, huh?
I still need to make a swing, but that's what will hang from the 4x4's. And the accessories from the playset we got from a garage sale ended up falling apart when I put it together, so some parts are in the mail. The kids love it. Emma Jane goes on the slide over and over.
Here's a better shot of the $60 swingset. Yet, one more thing that I tried to haul by myself that I shouldn't have. It must have provided a good laugh as was traveling down the highway with part of it tied to the roof of our van.
Courtney's garden. I am very excited about this, succeed or fail. (Corn, parsley, lettuce, tomatoes, bell peppers, peas, green beens, oregano, carrots, cilantro, basil, cucumbers) All you gardeners feel free to comment with some tips.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Dothan Visit

Our camera needs a new part, but while we wait, Nana sent some pics of Court and the kids recent trip to Dothan.
My favorite pic of CJ. He looks older.
Courtney's favorite pic.