My first task of the day was to pressure wash the sidewalk. My "little" projects always grow and I ended up doing the blocks around the house as well. No wonder I never make it all the way through my to-do lists.
Ack! The clutter. I had hoped to get this all done on Saturday, but after pressure washing my lawn grooming took the bulk of the day. First I weed-whack around all the beds, then I use my weeding tool to get the dandelions, etc. (I really don't like weeds in the grass), then I used a rake to try and get up some of the stubborn dead grass that didn't get burnt and finally, I mowed. I do believe lawn maintenance could be a full-time job.
Saturday is Homer's only "night" off so we decided to leave the yard cleaning until morning and enjoy ourselves in the evening. Isn't this just precious? Daddy teaching his daughter the fine art of applying BBQ sauce to ribs.
Before we snuggled in with a movie they just had to break in our new toy. I bet Lucas won't be very old when he can run this thing. In fact, it will be great for Dad to teach Nick and Elijah how to work it. Never hurts to have a skill even if you don't use it often.
It was pretty windy, but warm with the sun so we had the party outside.
He was just beaming all day long. He said, "Mom, there are so many people here". It really made him feel special to have everyone at our house just for him.
Right to his big brother to show him his cool new toys.
I just realized that I sewed the dress Olivia is wearing years ago for Emily (who is standing next to her). She's grown so much since then! I hope I can get back into sewing this winter. I would love to make more of Olivia's clothes.
Boys love toys no matter their age!!
Lucas designed his own cake. It was two cakes stacked with frosting and strawberries in the middle.
Gathered around are Olivia, Angie, Abbey, Grandma Debbi, Jadyn, Zoey, Emily, Brie, Justise....
Tisha, Elijah, Prakash, Nick....