Saturday we went to two parties. The first was a friends 4th birthday party! He had a Superhero party... we arrived around 11am and had fun with food, water, playing, etc. They had a great blow up slide that sprayed water as you went down and had a pool at the bottom! They also had a splash pool that my daughter and one of her friends loved.
Next up we made a quick stop home and went to another friends housewarming party! They bought their house few months ago and had their best friends over. They had just finished painting their living room walls which I got to see at the party! She had a great spread of food and some delicious barbeque for dinner. The kids had a fun time playing, watching a movie, and then going outside and getting sprayed with the hose at the end of the night.
Needless to say, it was a busy day. We came home, bathed and passed out! Unfortunately, I didn't take any pictures.
Today we woke up and got working on our yard! We had about an inch of leaves covering our back yard and a few weeds. We didn't quite finish but we put a lot of hard work into it! Soon we'll be able to plant grass seed. I hope it takes and we can get a nice back yard going. We also tore down the old playground that was back there. It was just a ladder up to a landing and then a slide that was too small to fit anyone over the age of two, but too fast to for anyone smaller to slide down! It really opens up our back yard.
Here's one of our little helpers:
Another little helper who was helping himself to the trash bags (eeek!):
Some of the leaves. Oh so many leaves... We can call this a "before" picture:
Midway through our work. You can see here how many leaves there were:
Hubby working on picking up leaves. I raked piles... he bagged them.
Before picture of the swingset and tree:
After picture (Swing set, tree, and little corner garden thing gone):
A lot of the leaves all bagged up (HORRAY!) and there's still more to go:
An "after" of the yard. We still have a bit of raking to do but a lot of its gone:
Next, we finish raking and plant some grass seed. Hopefully it will grow. From what we've read we water and treat the yard normally, then in 2-3 weeks it starts to sprout. We also want to put a patio down outside our sunroom doors so we can have a nice little outside area with a table and chairs and a grill. Here's the location for the patio:
AND in other news-- the roofers called us again tonight and they start tomorrow :)! They called us just under two weeks ago but it wasn't going to work for us so they did a few other locationss and now its our turn! So excited to get a new roof on this place. We choose a dark gray shingle and we're doing the high-def shingles. I think it will really spruce it up. Can't wait to get the house painted too. Need to choose some colors.
Here's our roof damage from a storm a few months ago:
I think we'll be in for a long few days with the hammering and roofing going on. Hopefully it doesn't bother the kids too much!