Saturday, September 13, 2008

What We've Been Up To Lately

Since deciding to stay put in our house and take it off the market, we have been really busy . . . doing the things we have always wanted to do these past FOUR years, but have held off, thinking we might sell the house any day!

The girls have always wanted to plant flower bulbs. But, we have always said "no, not this year" . . . until now. The kids gathered a whole bunch of rocks and I put them together to form this rock flower bed (in the background of the photo). Then, of course, we had to get two pick-up truck beds full of dirt to fill it:( We will be planting our bulbs in there soon!

Mr. Nixon came over yesterday and moved two big rocks that had been oddly placed in our front lawn. The big one was moved up to the front of the driveway, and makes a nice backdrop for our address sign. The other one we had him drop in the flower bed as an artistic centerpiece:)

We have also planted four maple trees . . . . which we're watering good everyday.

Last weekend, we rented a post hole auger to dig our fence holes for us. It took two days, since the ground was found to be very rocky:( The kids were a huge help with digging some of the rocks out.

Papa Bob even got in on the action. He and Kyle helped build our two side gates. Today, Kyle and Ted are finishing up the gates and are hoping to get them installed soon. Good thing they have a "supervisor" on duty:)

Here, Timothy is practicing his army crawl.

A few days ago, our coiled up hose out front was "squeaking". When Timothy went to check it out, he found this little guy. . . And we've also been checking on our surprise pumpkin plants that have popped up in our manure pile from some pumpkin seeds in our pumpkins from last year!

We've also been picking lots of blackberries, too!
And in between all of these activities, we've been trying to get back to our school routine, enjoy some visits with Meemom and Papa Bob, plan Timothy's birthday party, "kennel" Sophie for Dr. Polley here at our house (she's the one that doens't get along with our female dogs:(, and Lydia has been sitting with Mrs. Jerke a couple days this week to help her after her knee replacement.

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