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Saturday, May 16, 2009

Cooling off

We're still busy cleaning and trying to get ready for the big party next week. In case you forgot or don't know, we're throwing an "80th" surprise birthday party here at my hone, for my Papa ;0) This past fall/winter we really let the yard "go" and the patio was more of a storage place. We've been spending lots of time on both. Cleaning, landscaping, refreshing and getting it as prepared as we can for next Saturday. Yesterday, after lots of cleaning, weeding and watering we decided to take a little break and cool off. While my hubby and I sat and enjoyed some cool drinks, my youngest fellow enjoyed running in the sprinkler. It was over 90 degrees yesterday! He had a great time as you can tell by his laughing as he got sprayed with the sprinkler. Sorry for the quality. I took this with my iPhone.

P.S. He is standing in front of the area we had leveled and patched in. Can you believe how fast the grass has grown in and how green it's getting? Just for the record. Normally I don't water this often and we conserve, however when you do landscaping and lawnscaping, you have to water so it will "grab" and survive. After the party we will go back to our regular schedule of watering two days a week, 15 mins on each side. I also want to say I know I've been MIA but after the party, things should get back to normal. I miss you all!

12 comments:

Heidi Pocketbook said...

Your grass really is filling out! I wish I could send some rain your way, we have way too much.

Hope that upcoming party is a success☺

Faye said...

Rechelle,everything is looking great.I know your party will be a success.Have a great weekend! Blessings, Faye

Patti Cakes said...

It's so very easy to let the yard go. Then we pay for it later. LOL

Allidink said...

It looks great :) Hope the party planning is coming along well.

All the best,
Allison

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Hi Rechelle,
Looking SMOOTH... :)
Yard work is a lot of WORK!!! When you are finished with yours...come on over to mine!!
Hope the birthday party is FUN.
Warmly,
Deb :)

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Hi Rechelle,
Looking SMOOTH... :)
Yard work is a lot of WORK!!! When you are finished with yours...come on over to mine!!
Hope the birthday party is FUN.
Warmly,
Deb :)

Mildred said...

It is looking great! Wishing you all a great time at the party.

Knitty said...

That is hard work in temperatures 20 degrees cooler! Good thing your young laborer likes the sprinkler. :)
Nothing like the deadline of a party for pulling out all the stops on home improvement projects, is there?

Carrie said...

Your work on your yard is really paying off. Best wishes as you finalize on the 80th birthday party.

Carolyn (Harbor Hon) said...

Happy birthday to your Papa! Your yard really looks great. All your hard work is really paying off. Love it when someone has a good bit of space like that. xxoo

Traci said...

Hey, we did a 70th for my aunt and the big hit of the party...besides HER...was the jar of memories.

I emailed everyone I could think of to send their special memories of my aunt. We put 70 memories in the jar....she read each one 3 times!!! It was a great conversation starter...and she got to rolling on memories. So special!! Just an idea for you!

Lovin' that backyard...will you please, please, please come do mine next????

Charli and me said...

Hi Rechelle, Your yard is looking great! We have to get out and start to work on ours. You are my inspiration :>) How wonderful that you are throwing the party for your papa ♥ It sounds like it will be so much fun. You are creating such wonderful family memories. I hope you have a beautiful day!