Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Playin' at Cubberley

We're lucky to live caddy corner to Cubberley Elementary school. The kindergarten playground is visible from our house and has often been our "go-to" spot with Owen without really having to venture very far. We walked over there this evening to play with Owen and tire him out before bed time. It worked...he hasn't made a peep since we put him to bed and normally it's a battle of climbing in and out of the crib!

I took some pictures of Owen going down the slide. Much to my surprise his first trip down was on his belly! Too cute! He is just a little ball of energy and went up the ladder and down the slide numerous times! He had a blast running around the open playground! I finally came to the realization Owen is a typical boy! We both have our work cut out for us as he gets older. But it's so fun to sit back and watch what his next move will be...although sometimes we have to run right after him, just in case.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Garden of Keenan

We didn't do much this past weekend. We decided to make our house look a little more aesthetically pleasing. We tore up the plants on the side of the garage in order to make way for some flowers. The nasty smelling garlic plants and poor under cared for lily plants were just not cutting it. That and it just looked ugly. So I started to rip plants out, started to dig plants out and then Greg pretty much finished that job. Owen helped by running up and down the front lawn, playing with and getting scratched by the neighbor's cat and then bolting out of sight to play in the neighbor's driveway. We aren't bad parents, I swear. The kid is just so fast! Why doesn't he just stay in one spot!?! Oh yeah, and he loves earthworms. "Whem" is how he pronounces it.
So we went on a trip to Armstrong Garden Center and a few duckets later...voila!! Our lovely garden! Complete with a frog that represents each one of us. How cute is that!? We also bought this really cool mulch that is made of cocoa shells. It smells like Willy Wonka's chocolate factory would, if there really was one! So much better than the nasty garlic plants!

We did a good job. Greg and I planted while Owen napped, thank goodness! It was a hot day out and I'm glad we got an early start. The sun was blazing, but luckily we were planting in the shade for the most part. Hopefully you'll be able to stop and smell the chocolate soon.