When we moved in, one thing we loved about you was that your backyard was done and it was low maintenance. Andrew has been helping our friend on-and-off with his yard and their latest projects was sod and we were relieved that we wouldn't have to do this.
With that said, this year is our "outdoor project year" so we had done a little research and decided which plants we wanted to add to our backyard. With this week being spring break for me, we have had bark delivered and went to the nursery with Andrew's Dad and bought our plants; three purple magnolias, three red/pink crabapples, one white flowering pear, and a vine with yellow flowers. Just having them in the yard has brightened it up so much.
Carson has loved being able to get his hands dirty and play in the new bark, we have discovered however that he isn't too fond of mud because if he gets even the smallest bit on his hands he says, "uh-oh" over and over until it gets rinsed off. It has been fun to see him want to help and we have loved that he can entertain himself...for a minute or two.
The only downside to having new life, is the holes that must be dug for them...why does the ground have to be soooooo HARD? The first day Andrew was optimistic and planted four trees...no sweat!
...but he is going on his third day and has dug 5.5 out of the 8 holes but is running into trouble digging by our back fence because the ground is super rocky (they don't call it Rocklin for nothing!)
He has managed to get several large rocks out of the ground and in the process has given his baby smooth hands blisters, a back ache and a few scrapes all over...he has worked on that same hole for hours and is still not done...but he is making progress.
Thanks for your hard work, here's to 2.5 holes more!