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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Pittin' Out...

So, in my defense...Summer SHOULD be about being outside, in nature, with your family, swimming, camping, whitewater rafting, picnicking, reunioning, watermelon eating...and all that GOOD SUMMER FUN!!! Good news is that I have had a chance to do all of it...well, I guess the "reunion" is next week....more like a big camp out with family and friends though!!


On to the real story...! We have a pretty big back yard...it is awesome...and a pain...unless of course you have a riding lawn mower that you would like to lend us on a weekly basis in which case we would love our giant of a yard again...!! No, we do enjoy it...!! We have this corner thing though...it is actually and easement that our neighbors decided they didn't want. It is fairly big, and we weren't sure what to do with it. It started out as our "catch-all" and then I cleaned it out, and thought...a garden!! And then Brian broke his collar bone, and I am not proficient in building a fence, so then we came up with this idea...
Our fire pit...!! It was a great idea...of mine...!! HAHA...What is more fun then sitting with your family around a cozy fire roasting marshmallows?? Especially in the summer!!! We made it as a family, and it was great for us all to work outside together!
The kids picked up rocks...
This boy preferred to be IN the hole...
He also preferred EATING the dirt...Handfuls at a time despite us repeatedly telling him "YUCKIES!! EW....YUCKIES!!! NO NO!!!"
Did I mention that dirt and stickies DON'T go together?? He slimmed me!!
Look at all that gooey dirt, grass, and Marshmallow....
YUMMM....

9 comments :

Kristina P. said...

I think that a fire pit is an awesome idea. I want some Smores!

Laura said...

Maybe blondes do have more fun. Now you need to set up a tent in the backyard and let the kids go camping. My boys are always doing that.

Synergy Girl said...

Ya...except we have camped SO MUCH already...and we live in CALDWELL...!! Not so sure about the backyard camping idea...bummer...

S Club Mama said...

oh dear, that looks like a good mess...and you're already outside so you can hose him off. :)

Maria said...

what a great idea!! love the pics of the kids, they are soo cute!!

cynthi said...

The fire pit is and awesome idea! And we love it too!

Nicole said...

That looks like fun!

I LOVE YOUR DOG. I want a mastiff so bad. I just dont have the time for one though.

em said...

LOVE IT. we also have quite the backyard, but we do share it with our cousins and my grandma. it's quite the spectacle. brennan loves being out there, but i hate the heat, so the poor kid doesn't get to go out every afternoon like we used to b/c this over 100 stuff is NO GOOD for me.

The Yearsley's said...

Lovin' the firepit idea! Good use of a weird space. And seriously...I have never seen a kid eat so much yuckiness as Blazer does! The dirt, grass, marshmallow mixture could be the grossest!