Sunday, March 29, 2009

Almost there


I'm glad you thought it was funny that I wet my pants at the park. I'm just hoping you would continue to laugh if I told you that I wet my pants again-- this time on the treadmill at the gym as I was nearing four miles. I need help? Pleeeaaase. Tell me something I don't already know. Needless to say, I was doing kegels like a crazy woman all the way home from the temple yesterday, which is like three hours. And no, I did not go to the temple seeking answers regarding my pelvic floor muscles. Can you imagine what would happen to me if I had another baby before getting back "in shape" down there? I'd be wearing bloody depends at the tender age of 30! Anyway...




Oh my heavens. I'm so excited to start working in my yard again. I always liked working in the front yard as a kid. I remember planting a lawn for the first time in our Prince Lane house and not being able to wait to mow that bad boy. I remember that these little tufts of bright green grass would start to push up little patches of the manure and there was little I could do to keep myself from popping the little cow pies off the top of the tufts, because I was so excited to see the grass. Doing that was really bad because the grass was still very fragile and not ready to be exposed to the sun. The tops of the blades of grass were white, and left unbothered by weird ten-year- old girls, would eventually become green and strong and push through the manure when they were good and ready. Anyway, mowing a nice green lawn has always given me the same high (if not more, because of the chance of getting some sun) that vacuuming does. I can hardly get enough of it. So I'm just super excited that the time of year has come when we can start mowing the lawn and planing flowers again! (Brian usually mows the lawn--and that's the way he prefers it, so if I want to do it, I have to do it while he is away. I guess my lawn mowing skills are not quite up to his standard.) I just recently went to Costco and got my first round of little color spots for my yard. Oh, and I got the most darling little miniature Canadian spruce trees to put on either side of our garage. (I can't wait to have a house whose garage does not face the front.) They have this bright green fuzzy new growth all over them that is so fabulous. I had planned on shaping them into topiaries, but now I'm thinking I may just leave them the way they are. What do you think?




And Camp had a good ol' time making a fort--pardon me--a "squirrel trap" in our yard the other day. Can you see the duct tape with the leaves stuck to it? I know it all makes our yard look like the ghetto, but it is so worth it to have Camp playing outside. Isn't that the kind of stuff that little boys are supposed to do? I love it.

11 comments:

Debbie Juden said...

Grass in the front yard, what's that! It's nice to see you guys are doing well!

Tara said...

Your house is so cute...it makes me happy and I don't even live there to enjoy it. Love the little trees!

McLeod Clan said...

Oh my gosh I love your house. I am so completely jealous and I say leave the trees just as they are. They are adorable!

Heather and Billy said...

Note to self and you: Do not put gasoline in the lawnmower's oil tank (or whatever it is called). That's what I did last week halfway through mowing the lawn, because I get the same high and CANNOT stand when the lawn is not properly mowed. It is driving me crazy that it is only halfway mowed because I don't know how to do a friggin oil change on a lawnmower to fix it and Billy hasn't had the time. Do you think your mom would know? Oh, and did you know my mom was the same way? The image of coming home from high school to find my mom mowing the lawn in her bright yellow swimsuit (we're talking complete flouro) is burned in my mind. She said she was working on her tan.

campblondie said...

You need to come and work on our backyard! Did you know woodchips attract scorpions.(Down here anyway.) Yeah, I didn't either. New plan for ground cover.

Her Royal Highness said...

Oh Ann. I just love your house, the trees, the bright colors of your new flowers & yes, even Camp's squirrel trap. (We're still very brown and dead here - my tulips attempted to come up but then it snowed again. and again. and again.)

Brooke said...

Very cute little trees. I think you should shape them because it would make yours more unique. I love the camo on the fort, or is that the squirrel trap. I'm a little confused.

Audge said...

Oh my gosh in the fourth picture down you can see little Janie standing behind the porch railing. What a cute little baby girl!

Leave the trees how they are.

The armoire (is that how you spell it? Beats me) looks really good.

Camp's really cute.

And you are lucky it doesn't snow there.

Alright peace in this nation.

Audge said...

Oh wait that is Danin in the third and fourth pictures. What a cute little baby girl!

Melissa said...

Any kid that gets to play with duct tape must have really cool parents.

Lila said...

I love camps creation!
I am jealous of your green beautiful yard and the fact that it provides a great place for the kids to run and play...