Sunday, May 18, 2008

Happy Sunday to you!

Not much going on here, we're laying low because Ari has an upset tummy this weekend. He's acting fine, just some diaper issues. Ick. It's actually been nice to just hang around the house and work on this and that. The weather has been so absolutely gorgeous, we've been working outside to get the back yard in order. It is very apparent that we have a kiddo here but that's ok with me. After all, we do have a kiddo here! Here are a few pics of what we've been up to...



The new canopy. The old one that we got from Target last year completely fell apart. Horrible design and a complete waste of money but I guess that's how things go sometimes.



The outdoor chandelier. Love it!



The new screen/storm door. The top of the window slides down, pulling a screen down in it's place. It's a retractable screen, or at least it was. I opened the door to get the paper this morning and the screen had come off the top somehow and is just hanging. I'm not a happy camper about that, this door was special ordered from Anderson not even two weeks ago. Come tomorrow someone's getting a phone call...



Ari's "compound". Seriously, this kid has it all. The crabby sandbox has plastic play balls. He dives head first right over the edge, too cute! Notice he now has a "house with a pool". Yeah. Call us crazy but we're actually going to landscape his house, giving him a sidewalk and a little driveway for his car. He's probably too young to care much about that right now but the end of summer and definately next year he'll be all over it! We're a little indulgent but I'm of the mindset that we're fostering creative play and imagination. At least he's not just watching tv...

Let's see, today... Ari's down for his morning nap. We're finally back on schedule after about a week of waking up at 6 am. Mom's not having that, no one should be up that early, other than the birds. He woke up at 7:45 today. Much better! We have breakfast at 8, nap from 9-11, lunch at noon, nap from 1-3, dinner at 5, bath at 7 then straight to bed. I tried to be a little more lenient (sp?) with that routine and that's how we started waking up at 6 and being so completely whiney and fussy during the day that I wanted to hide. We may run a few errands or we may not. Just depends on how motivated I am to actually leave the house. Right now a lazy day scrapping and reading in the backyard sounds much more appealing. I'll let you know what I decide ;)

How about I leave you with a scrappy creation I made yesterday. Matt and I seem to have trouble remembering what needs to be done around here on his days off so I made this neat little corkboard to help us remember. I got the board at the Target $ spot and the inspiration to alter it from my friend Virginia who made a similar one a few weeks ago. I'm going to put magnets on the back so it can stay on the fridge. I know, the fridge! *I don't have anything on my fridge, I dislike the clutter, but I held it up and it will be cute*






Of course, the little one. Can't post pictures without one of him. Nevermind the squash on his face, it was a battle of epic proportions just to get it near his mouth. Have a great day!!

1 comment:

Ella & Michelle said...

Love the backyard! I can't wait to come play!! Ari looks like such a little boy with the hair cut. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your day