I forgot to take a "before" picture, so these are stage 1 photos. Actually they are stage 2, since stage 1 was pouring the concrete. First Joel dug up the side next to the sidewalk and the neighbor's driveway. He made dividers and poured and leveled the concrete. Last weekend he set the blocks with mortar. He completed 1 row of blocks down the side of the yard and 2 rows in the front. He also ran electricity so we can have a light on the column at the corner of the driveway. He plans to do 3 or 4 rows in the front and 2 or 3 rows going up the side. All of that will have to wait until the next weekend he has off!
He really wanted to finish the first row on the side before he stopped for the night, so I put Laura to bed and then wrapped up in a blanket. I read my book while sitting in a camping chair in the garage so I could keep him company. It was cold, so I made us some hot chocolate while he was working.
Once the blocks are finished he plans to cover them in stacked stone or tile. We haven't decided which one yet. It looks amazing, and I am so PROUD of him for all his hard work!
Who needs toys when you can sit in the dirt with a fork?
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
The Relief Society Service Auction was last Thursday. I made a tutu and matching hairbow for the auction. It was really easy. I did 4 layers of pale pink tule and one layer of the shimmery hot pink. For those of you who came to my wedding recption, this material might look familiar. Yes, the hot pink was the runner on the tables and the tule was everywhere! What prophet said, "Use it up, make it do, or do without." I ended up getting chocolate chip bars (which were delicious!!) and ...drum roll... the parrafin foot wax and massage!!! Yea! Kelly came with me to the auction last year and that was what she got. She let me join her, since it was for two. So this year I am going to let her join me!
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Thanks for the box of oranges! We are eating and enjoying like crazy!
Thank you also for being a good dad to Joel. He has a good role model to be a good dad to Laura. I came out of the kitchen and saw them like this and had to take a picture. She was lying so peacefully on Joel while he rubbed her back. What a tender moment!
"Show Mama your new shoes" (Not actually new. The dress and shoes are from a lady in my ward who gave me a box of 18 month clothes for Laura! We are so grateful because she was growing out of the 12 month so fast!) I love her 'dorothy' shoes!
Look at those Joan Walsh Augland cheeks!!!!
Watching the movie "Up" with her goldfish (Thanks Judy, she loves balloons, real or not!)
Laura and I went to San Diego at the begining of May or the end of April. I'm not really sure when and can't be bothered to look at a calendar. We had a fun time playing with cousin Elizabeth and going to walks to the lake to feed the ducks. We love to visit, looking forward to another trip in August or September!