Thursday, September 23, 2010

Fence & Unfinished Curbside

We have been working on the 'hellstrip' for what seems like forever. That area between the street and the sidewalk, owned by the city, but our mudpit to walk through all winter. We're trying to fill with rocks and plants, to give it a natural pathway feel, requiring minimal care, along with a bed for our squash. We've hired help to dig the weeds and dirt, both saying it was the hardest dirt they've ever dealt with. Yikes.

You can see our new fence in these photos, though I want to post something more beautiful once it's all done, since I don't think you can tell how nice it is here. The fence turned out very nice, it is well built, keeps Jake in the yard, makes the house feel secure, and gives the yard a cozy feeling from sitting on the front porch. Notice how our tomato plants are huge now! We've got the most delicious heirlooms this year!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Straight chillin'

We created this nice spot for Ivy to hang out in the house, since she loves looking out the windows so much while Nick has been working so hard on the curbside landscaping. Our table is moved to the other side of the room for the time being, but will not stay there, as it is rather nice to look out the windows while eating dinner too : ) The other day I went to change the laundry to the dryer and came back to find her up atop this little suitcase playing with her toothbrush. She's pretty steady on her feet, but yikes, imagine a spill with that toothbrush jabbing her in the back of the throat. We've got to watch it!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

A Serious Multi-tasker

About a month ago, Ivy started up with this. Some of her favorites things to carry around this way include: cloth green bean, cloth tomato, toothbrush, baby hairbrush, A&D ointment, her socks & shoes, clothes.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Should I . . .

Should I keep track of how many times this beautiful girl is falling down?

Monday, July 5, 2010

from the beach to the mountains

Sorry for the delay from our last post until now, but this just in: blogging takes a lot of time! This is a photo of Ivy having fun in our hotel room in Baton Rouge on the way to the beach, we all had a great time there!
When we got to Florida, we all had to unwind...

the beach was beautiful and FUN FUN FUN!
Ivy tried a lemon at dinner...
then she needed a sip of water!
The ocean was beautiful
and Ivy loved swimming!
Happy girl at lunch time,
contemplating her next move.
And she decided to lounge on the beach with Daddy! (He was very happy about that decision!).
Life is good.
For all of us!
Mom and Ivy got a nice wind gust, and both had the same (precious!) reaction!
Things calmed down, and the fun continued...

Ivy loved the sand so much she had to take some home with her (in her stomach...).
Ivy splashed around in her pool, but really wanted to play in the sand too.
But the fun at the beach had to end, at least we got to go to a BBQ in Boulder when we got back!

The dogs were chillin' was Ives.
No teeth yet (just wait a post or two, they are coming!) but I am still going to tackle this watermelon!
Some things you can eat without teeth...
Trying out her new Argentine hat from uncle Charlie! And maybe trying to fly!?!
Alas, she remained grounded...
Her friends came over to play!

She likes playing in the yard
Don't know what this is, but I like it!
Now we got to go to Estes Park for the 4th of July weekend, and go hiking
Mommy gave Ivy a ride in her new backpack! Some beautiful scenery!

Back at home, having FUN!

Back on the trail, this time riding on Dadddy's back

After swimming on the deck, airing out a bit!!!
Cooking dinner on the 4th, Ivy likes raw sweet-corn :-)
A bath in the kitchen sink was fun.
An all-American 4th of July feast.
And then some intense cloud cover moved in.
The next day we went on a great hike.
This time again riding on Daddy's back
Our destination was Mill's Lake, and it did not dissapoint. Near 6 miles round-trip with some good elevation gain along the way.
The trail was beautiful.
As was the lake once we got there! A quick inspection of the rocks at Mill's lake revealed mostly schist and gneiss.
Since Ivy rode on Daddy's back on the way up and needed a bit of a workout herself, she started with some yoga. Sun salutations for a warm up to begin with...
...A short break...
Then some downward dog...
And then for good measure she busted out a couple of sets of push-ups!
She had to cheer for Daddy's effort, giving her the ride up to Mill's Lake!
Ivy was waving to Daddy while he took photos!
And then for a big meal once we got home.
And a lil' swimming too

And now you have reached the bottom of this post :-)