Thursday, April 29, 2010

Back to the house, or yard at least

We are finally getting around to building our fence/gate at the back of the deck that leads to a rear parking area and the alley. Nick put up a few boards last night and we think it is going to look GOOD! We'll post the 'after' photos soon. I'm hoping to put a potted plant with some sort of vine to grow on this fence to give us something nice to look at out of the french doors in the kitchen.

On another note, we have been brainstorming ideas of what to do with our curbside, which is currently full of weeds and dirt, so it gets quite muddy to get out of the car here. We were thinking of just putting some trees and gravel. Other people in the neighborhood put either grass, gravel, or a large collection of native plants out on the curbside. We want the space to be as low maintenance as possible really, and we want to solve the mud issue. We finally decided on putting in several raised beds, surrounded by gravel pathways to grow our large vine garden veggies. I'm excited, look at the interesting seeds we picked up!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Sitting, playing & falling

So this is our first video upload - it's kindof long so don't feel like you have to watch the whole thing! I will figure out how to edit these down in the future, but for now, enjoy 2:49 min of baby time, baby talk, slobbering, falling over, and laughter (this is for the aunties & grandparents really).

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Time in Texas

We recently spent a couple of weeks in Texas, below are the iPhone photos capturing our busy days - not the best quality, but you can see how much fun we were having! We went down for a family reunion, a wedding, and Easter, so Ivy got to meet lots of special people and received plenty of attention to say the least. I am hoping I can retrieve the images from our 'big' camera of the wedding, Ivy was so cute all dressed up!

"What, we're in Texas?"
Uncle Matt reading to Ivy.
Ivy chilling at the family reunion, while we eat lots of good food she has a fake green bean to chew on.
Ivy playing with Great Aunt Marie's childhood toy from the 50's!
Doing some squats.
Mimmi rocking Ivy to sleep for a nap.
Uncle Matt likes holding a baby while having margs on the patio at Ninfa's.
Aunt Steph says goodbye at the airport.
This was Aunt Steph's idea, Ivy liked it!

Another special moment with Aunt Steph, watering the herbs while mom took a nap on a blanket in the grass nearby.
Ivy picked up a few new outfits in Texas, this sleeper crocheted by Great Aunt Carol, so sweet.

Easter jelly beans.