Wednesday, August 13, 2008

The Project Continued.........

Hard at work. These guys really worked long and hard all weekend!

The stone is supposed to be a Tuscany look. Once we clean it, it should look more like that. We got a chestnut stain and will be sanding and staining our decks after the stone is completed. Hopefully the look will come together.

Still a lot of work ahead. This weekend will be spent doing more landscaping!

Project Weekend

I took Canon, Trinity, and Liam to the park on Sunday. Let's just say it was a crazy day and I am exhausted. Canon is 4, like Liam, and Trinity is 6. They play wonderfully one minute and then the next they are all so naughty and don't want to play with each other at all. Did I mention that they had a group time out before we even left for the park.

Little Cuties!!!

Trinity. She loved playing on the monkey bars and could almost do it by herself.

Canon, what a goofball! They love this park because it also has the spray area.

Liam was having fun in the water! The park was truly an adventure. Just before we decided to leave soon, Liam fell out of the swing and landed flat on his back. Poor little guy. I was so worried he had knocked the wind out of himself. That wasn't the worst of it. He actually cut his back up pretty good and his head was bleeding. It looked a lot worse than it ended up being, but all three kids and myself freaked out. We ended up leaving right away and the entire car ride Trinity and Liam cried and Canon kept telling Liam that he would need to go to the hospital and get a ton of shots that would hurt really bad. It was complete craziness. I think the fall had scared them all including the reaction we got from a parent that was at the park. Liam ended up being fine. Nothing that lots of hugs and kisses couldn't fix. He is a trooper! I felt so bad all day. Our nice time at the park ended on such a crazy note!

The Project

So........We have started a new project! Well, it has actually been two years in the making, but are now starting to see some real progress. The project........landscaping and putting in a stone patio in the back yard. Jake and our friend and neighbor, Ray, worked hard over the weekend to get this time consuming project on its way. It took all day Saturday to get the ground level and get the stone delivered. Man, was that an ordeal. So much for getting the stone around 9am. It finally arrived at 6pm Saturday evening. Sunday was spent mapping out the plans for the patio and finally starting on moving the stone and laying it down. There is so much involved in this project. Jake and Ray worked from 11am Sunday morning to 8pm that evening. They did a great job, but there is still so much left to do. My job was to keep Liam and Ray's two kids, Trinity and Canon, entertained and out of the way! I don't know who had the harder job, them or me? I think it was me! Two 4 yr olds and one 6 yr old. Yikes! Here are some pictures from the weekend and to give you an update on why we may have not emailed you or returned your phone call lately. We have been busy, busy, busy!!!
Here is Ray getting the ground ready to start leveling.
It doesn't seem like a big space, but once you get down there, it is a lot of work. It took forever to rip out all of the grass. Jake did a lot of it by hand and then some of it with a sod remover.

Jake taking time to pose for me. Did you notice his mustache!

Along the left side of the house and lower deck we are putting large plants and bushes to kind of give the area a little privacy.

Time out to take a picture of some cute kids! Liam and Trinity. Can you believe that Liam is only 4 yrs old and Trinity is 6 yrs old. They look the same age! They also fight like brother and sister. Don't let these cute smiles trick you!