Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Labor day weekend

It all started with one comment.
Colton has been trying to save up his money (see two blogs previous) for Toa Mata Nui (Bionicle) which is $50. So after having to hand over his "spend" money earned for the week for purchasing something silly, he realized that he needed to do extra chores. At this moment Jesse walked in and said "I'll give you $20 if you pull the weeds out of the front garden. (It was really bad).

Well, one thing led to another and it became a family project of pulling weeds, tilling the ground, driving through "good" neighborhoods to get landscaping ideas, going to HD, spending $150 and then putting it all together in our front yard! Hurray for curb appeal! Though I will miss my tulips this spring, I won't miss the yucky, messy look the other 10 months of the year!

Colton got halfway done and wanted to quit, but we told him that he wouldn't get paid until he finished the job that we "hired" him to do.

Colton: Mom, this is really hard work
Me: It's good to learn hard work, who do you think is going to do this when you have a house of your own?
Colton: My wife!

I couldn't stop laughing at that one! I may have to warn his future bride! :)

PS He earned his $20, put $2 into donate pig (we don't make him put "extra" chores into his saving), and now has $17 left to go!
Tilling the dirt

Putting in the plants
The end result! They should get about 3-5 ft tall and
naturally create a hedge that stays green all year round... no maintenance!
Carson having a blast in the bouncer!
Carson's 2 month shots! owiee :(


Cristen said...

I just have to say when I stopped by this evening I really liked your new look! We to planted the same type of bushes in the front of the house I have 2 red and 1 yellow, you will get to see them when you come out for dinner. I will talk to Rich and then call you to set a date.

Mandi! said...

Isn't it crazy how one thing can lead to a huge project?? Your new look looks very welcoming :)

Jackie said...

I love you friend!