Tuesday, September 11, 2007

A Little Dirt Don't Hurt

My son has fully embraced this motto. Seth plays in the back yard almost every day when he gets home from preschool, and he finds some way to create mud. Usually, he gets a little water from the dog's water dish and starts mixing it somewhere until he has a nice little mud pit. Then, he proceeds to cover himself from head to toe in it. He revels in it. When I watch him secretly through the window, he looks giddy and exhilarated. He smiles to himself a lot when he is in the backyard, and it is lot's of fun to watch him. Until it is time to come in the house, which always means a strip down and a bath of which Caleb always joins in on.

On to other random news....
Sarah a while back had asked for pictures of our house now that our front porch and new shutters are complete. We live in a house that is almost 50 years old, and ever since we moved in over 5 years ago, we have been updating and remodeling. This is what the front of our house looked like before..

That is Sarah in the picture with Steve posing with the 1960's ironwork porch. eek. It had seen better days. The concrete was crumbling and the iron posts were rusting. We also used to have the uni-hedge that went all the way across the front of the house. Sarah was over that day helping us to put in some new plants. And the porch transformation...

It is so nice to have a front porch that is actually big enough to stand on with people when they are leaving our house. Before, it was so small that it was awkward to have more than one person on it at a time.

And wishful thinking....

We have been looking at swing sets, and this one is at someone's home and they are selling it. Doesn't it look like so much fun for two energetic little boys! My favorite part, which you are not going to be able to see in these pictures, is that the lower level of the fort has a little door, and next to the door is a door bell and a little mail box.

I told Steve we could decorate the play house...he looked at me really funny. Like he was thinking, "Boys don't need their fort "DECORATED" by their Mommy." But hey, it would be pretty cute wouldn't it? I will keep you updated. We might go look at it tomorrow!


Amy said...

Seth is very cute in the mud....I love that you secretly watch him and that he is laughing by himself in the mud. The shutters and porch...cute! I love the shutters! We keep talking about putting shutters on our windows. Auntie Amy would like to advocate for Caleb and Seth right now and say that they NEED that play yard... That looks like tons o fun!

Who's coming to Dallas in a few days? We are!

Anonymous said...

The house looks fantastic! I can't believe how different it looks! Very nice job, you guys.

And lovin' the pictures of Seth all muddy. Very cute. That swing set just screams your boys' names. I hope you can get it!

And for the record: I'm uber jealous that you and Amers are getting together this weekend. Just so that's out in the open. =)

love you all!

Anonymous said...

are you guys together right now...i'm jealous too. i'm happy that you live close though...maybe i'll be there soon. i love the fact that seth figures out the mud situation every day. nice work. i love you guys and i'm all for the playground too. that would make you guys the coolest house on the...highway? -c