Wednesday, May 29, 2013

May Fun

So much has happened in the last Month!  We had a craft day hear and did the slip n slide and made strawberry jam.  Then I participated in the mermaid series half marathon in Fremont and then flew to Utah that night to surprise my mom for Mothers day.  It was an awesome month filled with lots of fun!!! 

Our Garden

Okay, so this is going to be one of those posts where I gush about how awesome my husband is.  Sorry, it just will be.  And there will be a ton of pictures too! Terrill started a new job in February and had about a month off of work in January.  It was amazing to spend so much time with him and he took on a huge project.  That was to build 7 planter boxes in our side yard and to put in a drip irrigation so that we wouldn't have to worry about watering our garden.  Terrill had done a bunch of planning and research but besides that didn't know much about any of it. Yet still set out to accomplish this huge project and seemed to do it so effortlessly.  With the help of his dad they went to work and slowly our wonderful garden appeared.  I mean the whole place has been transformed and we have been growing things like crazy.  I mean it has been so effortless and it has been all because Terrill built it so well.  I helped with about 2% of the project because Mason gets into everything and I was sick a couple of the weekends they were working on it and it just wasn't my thing (lets face it).  But Terrill and his dad would literally be out there all day long working and would forget to drink or eat!! Oh they are just wonderful, I could go on and on.  I have to give a quick shout out to our home teacher and the missionaries for helping us haul tons of compost.  It was dirty, stinky and not the most fun job, so thank you!! Currently we have a long list of fun thing we are growing and trying out in our garden which include: Brussels sprouts (YUM!), potatoes, zucchini, basil, tomato's, beans, peas, broccoli, cantaloupe, watermelon, corn, lettuce, spinach and strawberries.  Pheewww!! So far all has been successful except for the strawberries.  


After (we still need to clean things up and put ground cover down)


Bonus feature! Terrill's dad put in stairs in between the 4 left planter boxes.

what it looks like today

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Mason 18 Months

The time is flying by and Mason is 18 months now! He loves to try and repeat what we say, climb on everything, being outside (he still eats sand), playing with electronics, playing with cars, reading books and using a ton of baby sign language.  He is still taking 2 naps a day which I am thrilled about and he loves playing with Terrill.  Here are his stats:

Heights: 35 inches (99%)
Weight: 24 lbs (50%)

Recently when I was in Utah my mom and I took Mason up to the Bountiful Temple to take some pictures.  Needless to say hardly none turned out since he is always on the move.  I am hoping to get better ones soon!