April 04, 2011

The Backyardigans!

That's what Chris and I were this Saturday, since I didn't have to work and it was GORGEOUS out!  No, we didn't play pretend or pretend that we were on an imaginary island either, although, I'm sure that would've been more fun =P  Anyways, I decided that since we'd be spending alot more time in the backyard and that's probably where the kids would be when they visited that cleaning up the backyard was more pertinent than the front...I really don't know what's blooming in my front yard either so I wanted to give it a chance and then maybe make some changes (which I already have planned but one project at a time!).

Before:



There are rose bushes up against the fence.


The bushes on the side of the house and the random bush in the middle of the fence.


Those bushes over on the right.


Look at all those darn and daunting leaves!!
After:

Gone are the bushes. We kept the tree because we believe it's a cypress and here in the south they get cut down to the limbs...So we're experimenting with the backyard one and left the front ones alone...


We got rid of the bush and the rose bushes. I would've kept them but they were overgrown and with Logan going outside all the time it probably isn't a good idea...Plus my dog is always chewing on them, seriously, that has to hurt!


We left the holly tree and the bush because they were on the ends, I got rid of a rose bush and it looks like there are azalea bushes that haven't been able to grow. We kept those but they're sorry looking so they might go too.


Chris cleaning up the leaves I raked the day before. One proud homeowner!


Here's the shed all clean. We found some vinyl siding (which is weird because our house doesn't have vinyl siding) and we found pieces of the shed's roof in the buried wet leaves!


The walk way all cleaned up...I think we need some grass!


The walk way on the other side of the house. It has grass but it's really sad looking too! The dirt here is more clay than dirt so we'll be researching how to grow grass or we'll be investing in a landscaper!


Here's my little man trying to help out. He loved being outside with us!
Bonus Pic: Baby bump pic of my own!! 16 Weeks and counting!

Today it's a rainy mess so I'll be working on the bathroom! We went out and bought new bathroom hardware and I've already found a shower curtain that I think will look great, it's just on back order! I'll post an update about that later!

2 comments:

MrsB said...

what a GREAT backyard to run around in!

a pool would look nice too. :P

Krystle said...

Thanks!! Oman if I had a pool in the backyard both my dog and my kid would be in it...ALL the time!! Haha. Maybe I'll get Logan a kiddie pool to see how that works first =)

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