Sunday, May 3, 2009

The Backyard

We decided that it was time to landscape our backyard. This has been a big project with lots of problems. I won't go into all of the stressful details but hopefully in a couple of months we will have sprinklers, grass (not weeds) and a beautiful play structure that will keep the kids busy this summer as I deal with the new baby. I had hoped that everything would be done by the time the baby came but I had no idea what we were getting ourselves into! I don't know if I can say we are halfway there yet. The weeds have been killed and cleared out, a tree has been cut down and the Redwood tree has been cut back, the ground has been rototilled and yesterday the kids (along with help from Tata and Grandpa) put the topsoil down. We still have to level the ground, put in the sprinkler system, the pavers, and the sod. Here is the progress so far.

The Beginning:
Rainy Day removal of the stump and adding the topsoil
Is it done yet?

Wish us luck on finishing!

4 comments:

AngeeBee said...

Wow! That is quite the project! You will do great and your children will learn so much by working alongside you and your husband!

We are home in the U.S.A. and have started remodeling the foreclosure we bought! I painted our son's room yesterday (of course with the help of four little painters)! Projects are great ways to bind a family together!

Good luck! I love you tons!

windhula said...

Been there, done that. I hear your pain girl! It's all worth it.

Badillo Family said...

good luck to you guys! I hated putting in our yard! Not so fun. Hopefully it will be done sooner than later and the kiddos can enjoy it this summer while you are with baby!

Rachel. said...

good luck!!

how is it now?