So I totally failed at updating my blog as soon as I had previously promised. I hereby give you permission to shun me for a while, since I'm such a loser. I'm blaming it on the fact that our laptop got some sort of stupid virus and so it wouldn't work. But it's up and running, now. So here I am. Updating my blog.
Here are some pictures from Easter. It was fun, cold and full of Easter eggs.
Here are some pictures from Seattle. It was even MORE fun. And I want to go back. Possibly permanently.
Kennedy got an aquamarine umbrella. She's in love. The other day she prayed for rain so that she could have a "real" excuse to use it.
We went to the Tulip Festival. 'Twas freezing. And beautiful.
And we visited this cute pig at Pike's Place Market. (She is holding a toy dragon she received in a Happy Meal.)
We also went to a super awesome Children's museum, did lots of shopping, saw a movie, and had an absolute blast. Thanks, mom :)
And finally, the yard. We (meaning Justin) spent quite a few days and cuss words getting the trenches dug and the new sprinkling system put in.
He and his friend put the whole thing in on their own. And it even works.
And then it was ready for the greenery.
Six of these (well, this one is actually 0nly 1/2 full, so really it was like 12 of these) had to be placed in our yard. Three freaking thousand square feet.
After nearly 5 hours of strenuous manual labor, which I don't know that I'm really cut out for, Justin and I put in the instant lawn. Here is the final product of gorgeousness:
And now I will show you the rest of the yard.
Feast your eyes upon this beauty (Kwanzan Cherry):
Japanese Maple (I took this picture for you, Craig):
Dirty pond, bench and unfinished firepit:
A birdhouse painted by yours truly and the talented Miss Kennedy (which, btw, has already attracted many adorable little (and big) birdies):
And last but not least, a cute little poser on the bench.
We still have so much work to do on the yard. But I think that may have to wait until next year.
For now we will just have some killer BBQ parties. And you're all invited.