Friday, March 16, 2012

Project: Play Yard

Baby son and I spent the better part of Friday afternoon working in the backyard. Time, weather, and neglect have taken a mighty toll back there. Leaves cover the ground like a thick fur blanket, broken limbs and twigs all over the place. It’s a mess -- with a capital “M”!

We decided several weeks ago to clean it up and make grandson a nice place to play. That kid loves the outdoors. We’d all but finished for the day when grandson and his mommy joined us. He has never been out in the backyard before, too messy. So, this was something new for him. In the blink of an eye grandson raced off to explore the new territory.

He thought the lawn mower was a new toy, just for him. The look of sheer joy on his face was priceless! After he got the hang of pushing the mower and maneuvering it around, he was all over the place with it…until the leaf blower caught his attention.

But, that didn’t last long. He started banging it on the ground and I had to take it so he wouldn’t break it. Oh well, back to the lawn mower.
Grandson thoroughly enjoyed himself and we enjoyed watching him enjoy himself. Needless to say, we have no doubt that he’s going to love the play-yard when we get it all done.
It was a good day, hard work and all.


  1. Blessings my earthly sistah....
    peeking in early this morning to see what you up too. Grandbaby is growing is see. They don't fret but for a moment and move on to the other thing much like the blower and the mower, if only they would keep those traits, life would be a lot simpliar and a whole lot less dramatic.

    I trust everything's good on the health front for you and yours? Have a blessed weekend.

    Oh, b4 i forget. I have an award for you over at my place. I thought I sent you a message via comment but i can't seem to find it. Faded into the ether i guess. Any who its on the post dated March 8.2012. Please come by and grab a copy.


  2. Wow! He is growing up so quickly. What a cutie... a smart, adventurous, curious cutie.

  3. Leona, these pics are such a blessing to see. He's smart! And so adorable.

    How have you been? It looks like life is great for you. (((hugs)))

  4. Oh to have the spirit and energy of a kid discovering new things! He must keep you on your toes and laughing, too!

  5. Oh my precious is lucky to have grandchildren...Michelle

  6. Hi -

    Precious. Thank you for sharing.

  7. He'll be avoiding that lawnmower one day. lol
    Keep the picture and make sure you show it to him the first time he is told to cut the grass. lol

  8. Had to laugh at that comment above mone from MOMSWEB! Yup. You'll be trying to get him to mow and he'll have a thousand other things to do.

    I hope this is the next -to-beginning of a great week for you and the family.

    Loved seeing how he's grown. This is Katie, Mom's new kitty after Admiral passed away.

    xoxo Carole and Katie

  9. Blessings....
    Just touching base to say HAPPY EASTER.

    stay blessed.

  10. It's so refreshing to find articles like the ones you post on your site. Very informative reading.


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