Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Grandma's New Backyard

Jacob loves his table and chairs, his pooh chair and his red couch (don't ask me how we fit all this furniture into our condo)! We have been working on coloring with washable crayons and markers (yes, Stefanie and Nathan ... CRAYONS). Nate and I found a big Super Sleuth Pooh and Tigger coloring book that Jacob is having fun with.

Getting in trouble for eating the crayons!

Between getting 4 teeth (including both eye teeth), a growing spurt (sleeping 12-14 hours a night and taking 3-4 hour naps) and now a chest cold - Jacob has not been feeling too well. He has been a super cuddle bug! Here is a picture of him (yes, I cropped myself out) cuddling up with me on the couch the other night for 2 HOURS. He didn't even fall asleep, he just laid there playing with my finger nails and *sighing* Of course I want my baby boy to feel better but I have to say I enjoyed my cuddle time. I took him to the doctor yesterday morning to get him on some medication for his congestion and he is doing much better, but still sleeping the day away!


Here is a picture of my mom's backyard when she moved in a few years ago. Nathan and Joel fixed up the drainage issue and put in a small retaining wall. Darel didn't want any grass in the backyard (at the time, there was no Jacob) so there was just a cement patio and a garden.

I didn't have a before picture, but this area where the blue flower pots are was raised up about half way up the retaining wall for a flower bed. My mom decided that Jake needed a place to run around (and have a play house) so we took the weekend to put in some grass!

The boys hard at work! Nate wasn't able to help on Saturday much, he spent the day at Habitat for Humanity in Seattle. But he did help mom with wiring electrical for her lights and on Sunday. Thanks honey! And Jacob helped out too, he wants to grow up so quickly and be like the big boys. He had a hard time just staying back and watching.

Helping grandma plant some flowers.

Kai came over on Sunday, it's amazing how entertaining transferring rocks from bucket to bucket can be for boys.

Shaking the tree - it's snowing in April !

And we have grass !!

They still have the large cement patio and will be great for summer BBQ's! Looking forward to it and many get togethers.

Thank you to Ron, John, Jordan, Marshall, Darel and Nate for making it safe for Jacob to play outside! He will enjoy every minute of it ... and you made my mom happy!


laurelgrace00 said...

WOW! It looks so nice, I liked it before too, but this is so nice!