Sunday, June 29, 2008

It's Finished (almost)

Well yesterday was a huge day for our front and backyard (well the last week) but yesterday was the day we got plants...YAY!!!

The landscaping is almost done, there are a few little things that need to be done, but by the end of the week everything will be finished front and back yard.

So here is the front yard with plants. We are going to have seed in the front path area.

and the biggest change the backyard....the fences are finished, we have turf, garden beds, plants and our pergola...just have to paint the pergola and it is done.

and this is our water feature - a buddha for our little girl. :)

of course the puppies are loving having a big backyard to play in which isn't mud anymore.

just had to share...when I came in from taking the photos, Teagan had Kai and this is how I found him. He wouldn't even take his eyes of the computer screen to look at

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

The Boy! and some scrapping

Well I am finding it hard to believe that Kai is already 12 weeks old, it has gone so fast and he is growing up way to quickly for my liking :(

My poor little man is teething and they are really giving him grief. He has never been a sickie kid, but he is throwing up lots of his milk and that to the drooling and I am having to change clothes often. He is not being to whingy about the teeth thankfully the bonjella seems to be giving him some relief and his dummy. He is still sleeping all night, just waking up for his dummy at about 5.30am and then going straight back to sleep.

So here are some piccies...

My cutie

a rare pic with me in it

laughing at the ceiling duct

with Grandad (on their recent visit)

with Grandma

also now that I have finally got my scrap room (almost) sorted I have been scrapping...YAY!!!

Here is a challenge for Scrapbook Dreamer - Manufacturer Challenge - everything on the page had to be by one manufacturer - I went Cosmo Cricket

A sketch challenge for The Scrapbook Establishment

and another sketch challenge for 123 Scrapbook

and finally just one for me

Sunday, June 15, 2008

The Evolving Frontyard

Well the front yard is coming along, slowly...of course as much as we need the rain I would like it to go away so our landscaper can finish our driveway and start on the would love to get grass out the back instead of mud, especially with 2 puppies!

But it is exciting seeing the front yard come together.

I think the last photos I shared we were ready for the concrete to be poured for the driveway

Well now the link block retaining wall has been finished and all the pavers are almost in - very hard to try and lay pavers on mortar when it is pouring rain and even more difficult to cut them in the is meant to be fine most of this week, so hopefully we will have a lot done this coming week.

So some pics!

The concrete laid for the driveway and retaining wall.

Kev the

The retaining wall and letterbox

The start of the pavers on the driveway

What else...

my little man is growing to fast for me, being my last bub I want him to stay a little bub is already starting to teeth and he is only 12 weeks old (my earliest teether) that is making him miserable add to that his immunisation and he wasn't happy the last couple of day...I will do another post with pics of him.

The bigger kiddies, well they are off to camp tomorrow - a whole week away - so no school run again until I have to pick them up on Friday - it will be so peaceful and lonely here without them.

The puppies - well they are little mischief makers, but also so much fun, they are slowly learning the rules of the house and I will be happy when the backyard is finished and they can spend more time outside.

Well we have John's parents down this weekend - not the nicest weather to do anything but I think they are just enjoying spending time with the grankiddies.

House - well I think that everything that was faulty has almost been fixed, just some more touch up work to be done...although we are gathering another list for the 3 month now that things are getting done I am beginning to enjoy the house a bit more...and we have only a handful of boxes to unpack so the house is definately feeling more homie, well I have the best pressure to finish unpacking as I am having a Tupperware party next weekend and it is being held in the family room where all the boxes were so I needed to finish the boxes for the new couches to be now I have an empty family room with new couches and no stress before the Tupperware

i have finally found a desk for my scrapping room and have been filling all my shelves with my has been like Christmas finding things that I forgot I had. Also the scrapping bug has finally hit (now that I have a place to scrap) and I will share my LO's in my next post.