Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Ty's 5th Birthday

We were lucky to have the Stewarts come for part of their Spring break and really lucky to celebrate Ty's birthday with him at Chuck E. Cheese!
We all had a great time with Ty. Aunt Becky came too late for the picture (those darn track meets!)

Birthday cake with the "Cheese"!

Who is the biggest kid at the party?!!!

On Saturday we all got to go to the San Diego Zoo - what a great place!

Wonder why this is Syds favorite hangout at the zoo?

Another year and Dad won't be able to do this!

Still going strong after a fun day at the zoo

Monday, March 15, 2010

Good weather for a little planting

This is the trench that has slowed down the progress on the yard. Seems that you dig down a little and water comes pouring in!!! Yikes! Blind and deaf Willy had a hard time and fell in a few times. It was very sad.
The trench is filled in and hopefully we can move a little faster on the landscaping now.

My wall planter outside the gate is really filling in nicely.

We could only get two of these Harley Botanica trees for privacy in the back yard. Hopefully we can get some more soon.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Even in the rain we add some green!

It rained very hard and often on Saturday but we did manage to get some King palms and Terry planted them in the rain. I think it looks wonderful already. I love green!
Terry and I had a very long discussion about this plant. It is Terry's favorite - a Japanese Maple. It grows very slowly, doesn't bloom and only has leaves from March to September and it cost $70!!!! And that does not include the pot! He tells me it will be magnificent so that is what I have named it - the Magnificent plant! Now, we'll just have to wait and see if it lives up to its name!