This junky corner of our yard has yet to have much done to it. Last year it housed my raised garden beds. Matt moved those out front for me (to a side of our front yard that gets virtually no use). We still need to move the dirt out. This is the area that will soon become a playground for the kids. Matt is going to build them a swing-set/clubhouse, and then also a shed over here.
What do the kids do while we work? They love to be outside as well, getting filthy :) This play kitchen has become a dirt kitchen. They have been having fun pretending to cook with dirt and making a huge mess. Can we say "cheese face" here?
And I have no idea what this face is, lol. Don't mind his ragga-muffin outfit.... when we work outside I put play clothes on them because they can get pretty filthy.
Yum, dirt pie. Doesn't that look delicious? She's feeding it to a doggy here :)
We removed a peach tree from this spot that had been dead since we moved here. I wanted to plant another peach tree, because peaches are my absolute favorite summer fruit. Matt's parents were sweet and picked us up a bare root tree since now is the time to plant them. Now this little beauty is planted and even has a few little blossoms. Hopefully in a few years she will grow nice and big :)
We have a tiny little mejer lemon tree we planted last year. It has a few ripe lemons on it this year.
In other unrelated news I won a Kindle from the Salt and Nectar Blog. I uploaded a couple of books and am excited to try it out.
I made the kids a fort one rainy morning last week. They had fun in it for a while.
Lastly, I just have to share what we did with Alayna and her sleeping nonsense. She was seriously getting out of her toddler bed NON stop. She had stopped napping and was not getting enough sleep, but just could not stay in her bed to save her life. We had tried everything we could think of and finally one afternoon in a fit of desperation I ordered a crib tent from Amazon. This was seriously the best $50.00 I have spent in a while. She doesn't mind it at all, and it works like a charm. She can't get out, and another great thing is nothing can come out of this either, it's basically a net all the way around the crib. That means no more throwing her binkies out of her bed! Once we installed this she immediately started napping again and went back to her great sleep habits. I guess she wasn't ready to give up that nap after all (thank goodness). She goes down great at night as well. Ahhhhh, thank you inventors of the crib tent!!