Saturday, April 25, 2009

Our Little Backyardigan

After we had a playgroup at Cara's before Easter, I came home SUPER depressed about our backyard. Now, don't get me wrong...the fact that our backyard is T.I.N.Y doesn't bother me! Matt and I have ZERO interest in yard work, so the smaller the better! But, the other fact was...our tiny backyard had become a puppy litter box. Period. There was nothing good about it and surely we should have posted a HAZARD warning out there! ...So, since Q is at the age that he really loves to play outside, we called our trusty lawn guys to come and work their magic!!!... And, did they ever! We feel like we have an extra room in our house now, and we absolutely love spending family time in our little backyard!!! Here's to a summer full of backyard fun!!!!
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Here's the picture that inspired the "Extreme Backyard Makeover!" .... My sweet little shirtless boy playing outside in Landon's backyard... And, here are the BEFORE pictures! I am SERIOUSLY embarrassed to even admit that this is what our backyard looked like! SERIOUSLY EMBARRASSED!!!!...

Don't be jealous of our 3x3 patio!!!... My "I hate yard work" husband even got motivated! He bleached the fence so that we can finally stain it! ... Q was a part of the process too...who says that we shouldn't sweep our yard? ... And...TAA DAAA!!! The finished (for now) product...


It's so much better and Q loves it!!! The first few times that he went out there, he would spin around and talk about the Backyardigans! So precious!...
Our back fence with painted yellow swing and fun flower beds! (Q chose the yellow and I think it was an excellent choice!)
Q's own little dining corner...He LOVES to eat outside now!...
And ours...we love to sit out here and watch Q play or eat our dinner! Matt also likes working on his laptop out here! So nice to have another place to be!...
We're just waiting for the grass to get green!...
For Easter, my parents got us lots of flowers for the yard....here they are around our tree...
And in the pots on our flagstone patio... Everyone is so happy!!! Especially the puppies...
...and the birds...When the word got out that we had bird food, we had swarms of precious little finches! ... And, Q, of course loves having the perfect little "rubber mulched" play area for his fort!...
So, if you want to come over and play, let us know! We'd love to share our little backyard with you!!!

10 comments:

kristin fulghum said...

i love it! it looks awesome.

Sharee Forman said...

It looks so good! I'm happy yall have a new haven to hang. We'd love to come play in it or sit and have a cup of coffee! :)

the rodriguez crew said...

the fact that you said 3x3 patio made me laugh! ha! the yard looks IN.credible!! that yellow bench is the cutest part of all!! GREAT job!!

Meredith said...

I'm so jealous of your fun backyard! I think I'm the only one who now has a no-fun backyard!!!! We're starting A LITTLE bit of making it more fun, but we have a long way to go. Can't wait to see yours in person!!!!

Diana said...

your yard looks great! We are also in the process of improving the yard.

Laura said...

Wow, that's gorgeous!

The Penuels said...

Looks awesome!! We must have a backyard playdate soon :)

amy said...

I think you should share the contact info for your "trusty lawn guys" because I definitely have some work they could do on a little house in Plano....

Donnell Days said...

WOW...it looks great!! I love the little table for Quinn!

crazymom said...

your back yard looks amazing..did you all do the patio your self.. if so you need to email me and let me know how you did it. we are wanting to fix up the back yard to enjoy!! and man i am inspired by what you have done!