Sunday, July 05, 2009

6 years


Last week T and I celebrated our 6 year wedding anniv. We celebrated in style with a choc cake with 6 candles.

We have also been celebrating our harvest of gigantic zuchini and amazingly good beefeater tomatoes.


giant zuchini

we have completed our latest outdoor project. putting down some playground mulch around the playscape in the back. It does need another layer, but you get the idea from the pics.


with border and weedblanket.

with playground mulch

if you notice, newer playscapes and parks use playground mulch instead of pea gravel.
i dont know why, but i can guess. One reason, kids are not so inclined to throw mulch as they are rocks, and if they do, mulch doesnt hurt. another reason is that rocks get hot when baking in the sun. really hot. another is that somehow, mulch is "green" or gives that vibe somehow???

I asked the dude at the landscape company what makes playground mulch...playground mulch. he said that its made from virgin wood. wood that hasnt been used for anything else, other than that, he hadn't a clue.

one thing thats nice about it is that its light! rocks are heavy, its easier on my truck to transport and didnt take that long to shovel into a wheelbarrow and wheel to the back yard,


speaking of yards, we have this squirl that likes to "shade bathe" right in front of the back porch. its funny when AK looks at it, "whats that squirll doing!?"

our garden has an owl now, to try and keep mr squirl and his friends at bay


it doesnt move though. i figured by now they would be selling robot owls at home depot that turned its head or lifted its wings like that little owl bubo from that movie clash of the titans.

we do have a pinwheel that provides movement thats supposed to help and we do move the owl to a new place everyday.

July 4 had visitors to the house, relatives got to visit and see baby M for the first time i think.

ak and gamma p had a good time running around the back.

you will notice in all the photos that baby m is supported on whats called a topenchino
thats not the way you spell it but, it is how you say it. its a montessori thing,

the mother sleeps with it before birth putting her scent on it, then when baby arrives, she is laid on it, smells mom, feels relaxed. also, it supports baby. baby always feels the same way no matter who is holding her, therefore baby is less stressed,


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