Sunday, August 26, 2012

Chloe is walking!

Chloe has finally decided Monday to become a full time walker at 17 months. I thought she would never walk! With Cadey running around I thought she would join right in but nope Chloe has enjoyed crawling way to much to give it up. Even when we saw signs of walking she would only tease us then start crawling again. Something about today just made her want to walk and and never crawl again. So happy that she is my little toddler and I just love see her discover new things that she can accomplish.

Another good note for Monday we passed our inspection for our retaining wall and well for the giant rock I guess its staying.
The rock nightmare is far from over though. Digging a pool usually takes a day or two but so far we are a week onto it. With nothing but a pool of rock and another boulder that just wont back down we are all exhausted and frustrated with this project taking so much time and energy. So to fight off this rock we discovered this product called Ecobust. Its is a powdered product that you mix with water then add it to holes drilled in the rock and magic it breaks up the rock for you. So far its working but I am sure we will be doing a couple of rounds of this next week to finish off this rock.
I just love this picture of my 81 year old grandma trying to conquer this rock
Ending this weekend of my special moments of discovering Cadey likes to eat lemons and watching the girls playing together with our giant new teddy bear from costco. Really who could resist such cute snuggly bear


Sunday, August 19, 2012

Solid Rock

This week we started on our backyard renovation. When we bought our house it came with a very large yard with nothing but dirt and a small patio. Now that the girls are running around it was a must that we provided them with a safe play area outside.  Our project has turned into more than what we originally visioned and I cant wait for the big reveal.

So far our backyard makeover has been in slow motion do to our hillside being solid rock with even larger rocks of granite inside that wont break up. Here's a peak of our retaining wall project that has everyone discouraged do to this huge rock of granite right in the way of where the footings need to go.

 My Grandma Beverly is in town this week to help with the girls and to get me out of this house. Its always nice going out into public. As a mother of twins and a stay at home mom you tend to just stay home since it is way to much work trying to go anywhere by yourself with two toddlers. I am so excited to say that I am so ahead of the game this year and got the girls Halloween costumes this week. For me the only way to enjoy the holidays is to be prepared and I cant wait to see my little bumble bee and ladybug trick or treating this year.

The girls are growing up so fast. I love just watching them play together and and really just seeing them develop into such perfect little girls. Here are some of my precious moments from this week.