Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Finally!!!






































Well, after four years in our house, we finally got our back yard landscaped. Matthew is over the moon, since getting the backyard done was one of the first things he wanted to do, but I made him wait while we tiled, painted, and purchased furniture over the years instead; (happy Father's Day, honey, I am now too broke to buy you anything else :) I must admit, that I am really excited about the backyard, too. It has been done for about two weeks now, but we had to stay off of it while the grass "took" to the ground and melded together. On Saturday we bought a little pool for the kids, and we've basically been outside playing ever since. It is glorious. The kids are busy, entertained, actually playing nicely together, and SO exhausted by the end of the day, that we don't even have to tell them it's time for bed...they just fall asleep on the couch watching a video. How great is that. Parker especially loves it, because anytime we are outside, his helmet has to come off. Granted, I have to be careful about that, so I think for the rest of the week we'll wait til he takes his big afternoon nap to go outside.

I think I might just survive the summer after all!!!

9 comments:

Erin Leigh said...

hooray! lookin' good. tell mathew he did a great job!

TrishAnderson said...

The back yard looks fantastic - can't wait to see it in person. I bet the kids are just in heaven right now!!!!!

Aaron, Vicki Tunell said...

Wow!!! The back yard looks so great. I'm glad you guys have had so much fun, and that you are doing well :) I can't wait for us to be able to see it in person. I love the play set and pool.

Vicki

Amanda said...

Looks pretty good! What's the reasoning behind Parker getting to take off his helmet outdoors? Just too hot or something more sophisticated?

Porter&Karla said...

I was sad to hear that you wont be in the Valencia ward anymore!!! even though i never comment i do look at your beautiful blog! great backyard by the way. i bet the kids love it.

Monica said...

Hey Niki, it's Monica.
I just wanted to say that your Son just absolutely made my day today. This evening when I got to the house and Aidan got excited that I was there and gave me a hug, that was the most precious thing ever. It made me feel so special. :o)

Niki Carpenter said...

Amanda,

Nothing sophisticated...Parker can't wear the helemt outdoors because he could over heat and it could, in severe curcumstances cause brain damage.

Niki Carpenter said...

Monica,

Thank you for always being so wonderful to my kids, and especially Aidan. He has bit of a crush on you, and gets VERY excited when you are around. The first thing he does when he says Preston is to ask for you...you are wonderful and we love having you around!!!!

Kori said...

Love the backyard... I too have made Paul wait while we furnish, paint, and accessorize the inside. Maybe next year -- looks like it's especially great for the kids.