Sunday, November 6, 2011

I Ate All Your Candy...

This video is a must see... SO FUNNY!

Finished Product

Remember this??

And this is after Spencer had tilled the backyard probably for the 8th time (no joke)... each time finding new treasures including a billion nails, a huge metal plate (probably 1x2 feet), a few super bent rebar, boulders (Spence compared them to dinosaur eggs), broken up pavers, and sooo many rocks that we used to cover up our drain pipe. It looked SO much worse and completely uneven. I'm kind of sad that we don't have a true before picture.

And here is the finished product!:

Way in the back corner are the planter boxes Spencer built which I LOVE. We officially have a sprouting garden now out back with celery, green onions, broccoli, etc. This is a corner shot so if I would have taken the picture straight out from the door you would see two retention walls each with white trellis hanging above it for our star jasmine to grow on.

Here is the other retention wall and the right side of our yard. The two bigger bushes against the wall and the small tree in the middle are all hibiscus plants which are absolutely beautiful. The flowers blossom in all different colors.

In the corner there is our tiny tiny orange tree that will one day grow up. :) This is back by our planter boxes.

I still can't believe that it's actually done! And I am so impressed with Spence and how quickly he was able to do everything. He did EVERYTHING with his own two hands and it turned out exactly how he had visualized it. I'm excited to see what our plants look like after three more years of growing time. We love it and are so thankful for everyone that helped to get us to this point! We love you!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

5 months

Colby is just the sweetest little boy and we love him to pieces! He brings an amazing spirit into our home and I couldn't imagine life without him. Here are a few things about Colby as a 5 month old baby that we want to remember:

*He hasn't quite rolled over yet, but we work with him everyday to get it down. He used to hate being on his tummy, but the bigger he gets, the more he doesn't mind it. He still won't lay on his tummy very long, but he doesn't put up such a fight.

*He loves his toes! I've even caught him eating them a few times. Whenever he is on his back, you will find him like this:

*He's learning how to put things in his mouth by himself. Getting the purple top in his mouth only took him two attempts. Silly boy :)

*After we came home from Oregon Colby went straight for Daddy. He was so exhausted that night that after laying on Spencer's chest like this for a few minutes, he fell right to sleep.

*Besides playing with his toes, Colby loves blowing bubbles with his mouth and to tell you the truth he's gotten pretty creative with it. He probably has two or three ways that he can blow bubbles and it totally keeps him occupied while in his carseat or just hanging out around the house.

*He is so so smiley and really just a happy baby.

*Boy does he love that frog! His little friend Jacey picked it out for him and she sure does have good taste because it is most definitely his favorite toy these days.

*He's starting to hold his bottle more and more.

We just love our little Colby man! It is so fun to watch him learn and grow and we feel so blessed to be his parents.