As I mentioned before Matt worked very hard in the backyard on Friday. He completed a little patio in the rear of our yard. He layed some pavers and then filled them in with small rock. He also worked on the little pad for the fountain, but I'll wait to post pictures until the section is complete.
This was actually a picture I took two years ago when we put in sod. I just wanted you to be able to see what this part of the yard looked like before. Nothing in our yard is the same as when we moved in, we have re-done the entire thing. I guess by "we" really I mean mostly Matt. He even put up the fence. He has definitely put a lot of hard work into our backyard, for which I am very grateful because I LOVE spending time out there :)
Hard at work, with Cookie coaching from the sidelines.All done! He even put some weed cloth and mulch around the apricot tree. We are still trying to decide what to plant in the two pots in on the patio, and we're going to add a few more plants to the dirt section. We are also going to get four chairs to go around that table, and then in the corner we are putting a swing (that someone is hopefully going to get for me for Mother's Day) :)
The nice part about this is that it's always shady back here, so it's a nice spot to relax when it's hot out. Good job honey, I appreciate your hard work!
After this we went over to Target and Ethan got Matt an early Father's Day gift.... something he has wanted for a long time.... a new BBQ. The one he had been eying went on sale this week, so we went ahead and got it a little early. The old BBQ that we have was a hand me down from Matt's parents and is on it's last leg. It's even duct taped together in a few sections. Matt is very excited to have a nice new BBQ :) It was awfully generous of Ethan to get his Daddy such a nice gift ;) Matt's parents were kind enough to accompany us and take it home in their truck (it wouldn't quite fit in ours). They even took us to lunch at Chilie's. What nice in-laws I have :) Thanks Mom and Dad H!
Per my trend recently, I scrapped while Ethan was napping and Matt was watching the race. I just did a page for Ethan's book.