Saturday, July 08, 2006

The Yard



Today the boys and I spent the morning at the zoo. We had a great time--we met Jon and Kelly and Jordan there. Very fun! When we came home, the boys needed a nap, so Sam and I worked in the yard. We moved a HUGE pile of dirt from the front of the house to the back yard. It took what felt like a hundred wheelbarrows!

Jon showed up in the afternoon to lend a hand! He and Sam worked on the retaining walls for our patio and that left me to do more wheelbarrow work. Tonight we both have sore arms and hands. (Sam definitely feels it more than I do!) That was the hardest part, so now we get to spread that dirt around, and we will roto-till the new dirt with the old dirt (we're basically mixing clay with sand and hoping for something in the middle!) and we hope to get grass seed down tomorrow! All in hopes of eventually having a nice backyard! :) I have faith that it will happen!

Henry woke up while we were still moving dirt and thought it would be fun to help. So he got out his wheelbarrow and moved a few loads of dirt for us! What a great helper!

4 comments:

Beth said...

Too cute—love the little green wheelbarrel!

Marybeth said...

WOW...I am surprised that Sam had any energy at all after yesterdays work with the trencher. You are making such great progress.

Kelly said...

I can't get over how fast and how hard you guys have worked to get the yard done. I'm amazed. I get tired just looking at the picture and hearing the stories. Think I'll go take a nap!
By the way, the real Baby Ally will be at the picnic this weekend...will be fun to see everyone!

mom said...

He's such a great helper...I miss him alot...sounds like the yard is coming together nicely...