Saturday, June 13, 2009

Saturday Project...

It was WAY overdue, but we finally did some work in our flowerbeds today. Let me just say, trying to juggle kids and get dirty working outside is hard work!

Here is how the day started....

*Antonio had already cleaned out the flowerbed by the time I took this picture....
*To the right of this pic below, you can see a little girl who is sitting in timeout already!! It was about 8:30-9am.

and a close up of our little princess not happy about being in timeout.

Here is a picture of the other side of our front door....
You probably can't see this next picture very well, but it is the root of some bush or something that was there before we moved into our house a few years ago. THIS root took Antonio a good 2-3 hours to get out!! It was VERY deep and very stubborn....

Mateo kept us company and did very well playing outside. The only time he cried was when Antonio would use the loud tiller.
.....Tatum in timeout AGAIN!!
She finally got to go in and take a nap at 10am. She was SO TIRED and slept til 1:30pm.

Here is another picture of 'THE ROOT'!

And the ROOT lost....
Here is the root outside of the hole. It weighed a ton!
Mateo was very happy about the root being gone!

Here is a mid-project picture. Trying to figure out how to layout these things.

We finally got the plants in the ground and Antonio put in an irrigation system (on a timer too) so we don't have to worry about watering everyday.
Let me just say, Antonio keeps saying I didn't 'do much' outside, but every plant you see in this picture was placed in the ground by DID did the holes, but I did all the rest. I was quiet proud of myself because this is the FIRST time I have ever done any planting of flowers/plants/shrubs/etc.
As you can see, Tatum woke up and was in the best mood! She was constantly posing for pictures. I also saw this flower and HAD to get it!! I got 2. They were just too pretty to pass up.
Here is a semi-finished part. We ran out of mulch quickly, so we will be heading back to Home Depot tomorrow (for the 4th time in 2 days) to get more mulch.

I am so proud of all we got done today. We will just be putting lots of mulch in and that's it! Now hopefully, I can keep this stuff alive?
I have more blogging to do, but figured I would post current things and then play 'catch up' later.


Jennifer said...

I am proud of you too! I love how you say "these things". They are called plants. I will hire you to come do my beds. My plants died from last year, so I give up.

JRH said...

looks good! dang, you guys need to come over to Brad's house and help us...haha. great job!