Saturday, April 10, 2010

"And how does one till?"

Our yard was looking pretty rough... so I decided Damien would spend the weekend fixing it.  My mom and I went to Home Depot yesterday to get supplies and ask questions- mainly because everytime I asked Damien how we should go about re-planting grass in our backyard he would say things like, "it's nearly impossible to do it..." or, "it's going to be too expensive..."  So I gave up on listening to what he had to say and decided to go ask my good friend Michael at Home Depot.  Now, I had never met Michael up until yesterday- but I think we both felt the connection.  He's a good man.  Anyways, Michael taught me all about sodding... but he kept mentioning that we would have to "till."  And I finally asked Michael, "so how does one 'till'?"  So he explained that to me too- but by that point I was so done listening... and decided to just go home and relay all the good news to Damien.

Re-sodding the yard is not too hard, nor is it expensive.  Hooray.

So today, as luck would have it, Deacon's little friend, Martin, came over to play... so the two boys and Damien spend the morning and afternoon in the backyard digging holes, tilling and planting cilantro, basil, tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini, peppers and a few other things.  Good times.

... and look who was 'helping' Grandma sew some more birthday signs.  This little boy was MAD that he wasn't outside helping the big kids.  Grandma and I listened to a LOT of yelling and crying today.  Mr. Grumpalump is still paying us a visit. 

9 comments:

Amanda said...

HE IS NOT A GRUMPALUMP!!! He is perfect, and a big help boy!

Amanda said...

Guess who forgot to log her daughter off before commenting???
And yes, he IS a Grumpalump. Grandma even needed to take TWO (yes TWO breaks today... a nap and a shower)

Martha said...

It was my first nap in a weeks, and I got up at 6 A.M. with both the boys! And it was a 10 minute bath.

Laura said...

Amanda, I didn't even know you had this blog. I love it! :)

And maybe we should just resod our front yard...not sure Ray will be happy about this idea. hee hee

Lisa said...

He truly is ADORABLE!! Looks like you'll be having lots of fresh yummies soon!

hiyaluv said...

oh my gosh I just love it! the pics of the boys planting is such fun! I want to see the new sod! :)

Anonymous said...

I have to agree with Martha that he is not a Grumpalump. He's just too cute and besides he probably wanted to hang with the boys and not the girls in the first place. Sewing or playing in the dirt with boys. ummm

Elizabeth S said...

That friend of Deacon's is pretty handsome...even if I do say so myself

Zachary was a little grumpy this morning at daycare, and all I did was talk to him and he was cool...love that he doesn't cry everytime he sees me anymore.

Just Me said...

Looks like you guys had a lot of fun! :) Connor is really getting into "digging" :)