Thursday, March 18, 2010

THIS is why we bought the house with the smaller kitchen...

We really are so thankful. We still love our house, where our neighborhood is, and we are REALLY loving our backyard these days! It was a tough decision knowing I was getting a smaller kitchen than some of the other houses we looked at, but it is SO worth it these days!

When we moved in last year, we had a baby shortly there after and then it was August and SO super we are so enjoying springtime here! We are eating as many meals as possible out on our deck, and the kids are constantly wanting to be outside - makes for happy kids AND happy mommy!

The kids absolutely LOVE exploring out there - down by the little creek, in and out of the trees - they just are happy happy happy! And Callie just follows Jacob around - convinced that she is a vital part to whatever it is that he's doing!
This is the NOT so fun part....I bagged up all these myself one afternoon and it was only the beginning. We're hoping to get the beds cleared out this weekend (maybe) - if we're going to be out there this much over the next 6-8 months, I want it looking nice! :)

I piled up these sticks that had fallen off trees and Jacob and Callie thought it was hilarious. It was a campfire for a while, and then Jacob decided it would be a good beaver home. A few minutes later he said "no beavers are going to live here - there's no door!"


Judy said...

Kudos to you!!! I hate bagging leaves. It's hard to get them in the bag if you ask me. And that's a lot of bags. But your backyard looks like so much fun and that little creek will probably be the best part (or the worst if you want to count the muddy shoes). You're kids are going to grow up with great memories of playing together in their backyard!

anthonyandbeth said...

i love it! LOVE the yard and LOVE the fact that they get to be outside and explore! good for you for getting out there and getting the leaves bagged up and working in the yard. you know i love that stuff. :)