Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Outside Fun

Because of the awesomeness of the economy (did you sense the sarcasm there?) we, like many others, considered buying a house while it was a buyers market (forget the fact that we would struggle to sell our CURRENT house) We considered it very seriously. It would certainly be nice to have more space. . .

Instead, we opted for refinancing and promised ourselves that this summer, we WOULD enjoy our back yard. They always say on HGTV that it is another room of your house, after all. . .

Last summer, we were lucky to get the lawn mowed every 2 weeks (if you'll recall this post)

This year, we vowed to do better. We planted more flowers, some strawberries, beans, peas, and cilantro. We have been keeping up on the mowing & weeding. . . and what do you know, we like to be out there! It is a slow process of adding things to help, but we're liking it so far.
And it's a good thing, because so does Nolan.

He uses the flower boxes as his own little bench

He takes some time to smell the flowers

And enjoys the water from the sprinkler

This behavior motivated us to get him a kiddie pool.

But he can entertain himself without one, as you can see.


Amelia said...

This is what we're trying to do, too! We're not as far as you are. But we did get patio furniture, wow what a difference! I love your flower boxes, where did you get them?

Bonnie said...

We use our turtle "sandbox" for a kiddie pool. It has a lid so you can cover it up and use it for, well, like 2 days instead of 2 hours. Keeps the bugs out.

Stefanie said...

Nolan is so cute! he totally has downward dog DOWN! Love the flower boxes too!!

Emily S. said...

I adore that last shot! What a genuine expression!!!!

Fun post, and loved the reminder complete with link about your bad mowing habit last year. Made me giggle.