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Saturday, April 18, 2009

The Soviet Holiday is Over.

Hello Comrades...

We survived!

It was quite the "Soviet holiday"! If you didn't see the "before" photo of the side yard from the previous posting scroll down and take a look. Here is the "after" photo.

Evidently the folks at the garden store did not calculate the correct amount of rock for us because rather than having enough to make it two inches deep, there was enough to make it eight inches deep! Yeah, that was about 41 wheelbarrow loads of rock (not that we were counting)!

As if the side yard wasn't enough, I then pulled up my bulbs to plant my herbs. The tulips were about to bloom and I did not want to miss their lovely yellow petals - my favorite flower! Thus, T Rex Dad suggested we put them in some old pots until they are done blooming and we can move them to their permanent location. We're still considering where exactly that will be.

Then onto planting herbs (basil, thyme, rosemary, parsley, dill). I had to put in sprayers to connect to the sprinkler line. I've had the line in for a couple years but it was capped until I knew exactly what I wanted. When I planted the herbs I put in the slow sprayer lines. (I come from a long line of landscapers so it's totally second nature to me - strange, huh?) In the photo you can also see we put some of the rock on the other side of the house as well. Did I mention they gave us way too much rock?!?

My mom came to stay for a couple days to help with T Rex. They spent much of their time outside - it was so gorgeous outside. She helped supervise T Rex while he did some of his own digging and scooping. Although, he did NOT like the "toy" shovels and rakes. He insisted on the real ones!

Always nice to have a little "extra" help. It was so cute. But also so nice knowing my mom was there. And just nice to spend the extra time with her! T Rex LOVES his Nan! All I've heard today is "Nananana..."

We did also stain our front and side fence. That was definitely my least favorite part of the day. Wow! I forgot how much I dislike doing that! But it sure looks nice now that's done.

It was such a productive "holiday" on Thursday that we took Friday off. Since my mom was still going to be with us for the day, T Rex Dad and I went on a date. We went to lunch and saw all the couples there with their kids. We spent the entire lunch waving and talking to the other kids and missing our little guy! Although, I have to admit, it was nice not feeling like I had to eat in a hurry and pay in advance!

It was a very productive Soviet holiday - glad it came and glad it's past!

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septembermom said...

Can you guys come to my house and help me out? You're amazing! Looks great. I remember having a date with hubby and talking about the kids the whole time. It's tough to be away from them, even when we need it! T-Rex is a good work crew too:)

Caitlin said...

Wow! You guys were VERY efficient! Everything looks so nice! I can't wait to see it in person!

Nina said...

That looks really nice. What a productive weekend. Had a similar one myself and both my boys want the real shovels and that doesn't leave much for the grown ups to use. Oh well what ever keeps them entertained.

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shell said...

Wow.. great job, looks really good.