Friday, May 22, 2009

Back yard renovations

Well, my first official Mother's Day was spent working in the back yard with my parents and husband! Thanks for everyone's hard work! Over the course of a few weeks, we have transformed what was once just dirt and weeds (and some dog surprises) into a new patio, garden, and play place for Garrett! There's lots more work to be done, but things are getting better and better. I also started growing my very first vegetable garden! They are called pyramid gardens, and you're supposed to be able to plant 3 times the plants as regular rows. So far, so good- well, except for the animal who has been eating the seeds and stealing the seedlings!! I've got some chicken wire to put up before I replant any seeds. Humph. Here's some pictures!

Blake's grandparents and cousin & her family were here last weekend. It was a very nice visit. We spent some time outside enjoying the weather. One of the days we invited everybody over to grill for dinner.
Garrett's 10 months old! Recently, he has learned how to "dance," and is now signing about 5 words (milk, more, diaper, bye bye, please...). He can take about 10-15 steps on his own now and continues to love any kind of food we put before him! :-) He weighs 18 lbs 13 oz and is 28.75" tall as of this morning's dr. visit.


Amanda Kataja said...

Chica, you are the queen of good ideas! Like mother, like daughter. Love the garden, so cute! Not quite as cute as the little guy, though.

Debbie said...

He is growing so fast