Sunday, February 24, 2008

My Weekend Warrior

Building a Playscape

A couple of weeks ago Chuck and I were talking about how with each pregnancy he's had to do some big "nesting" project for me. With Charlie it was laying tile and laminate wood floors. With Chance it was moving to a new house, and lots of projects with that (like hanging blinds, blah!). We talked about how he was getting off easy this time. Um...I think we spoke too soon.

It all started when we found someone who could clear our backyard...our friend! We also didn't realize how great things would look once it was done (great job, Mitch!!). Then I asked Chuck when we should look into getting a playscape, and he said...let's get it now, put it in this weekend. I nearly fainted! I'd been dreaming of this since we moved here 2.5 years ago but I was not expecting it to be done before Chandler was born. So then we looked at all our options and Chuck decided he wanted to buy a kit from Lowe's and build it himself. He worked from sun up to sun down all weekend! His dad even came in from Austin today to help. It's just about done! What a relief, just in time. The boys will have something fun to do while Mommy's stuck in the house giving the baby all her attention soon.

Building a Playscape

Building a Playscape
Charlie often supervised and was a big helper to Daddy. He just didn't like the sound of the tools.

Building a Playscape
Chuck and his dad.

And while the boys worked hard outside, I enjoyed the company of Chuck's cousins, Lacey and Sarah. They both have attended/do attend UTSA nearby, and I just adore hanging out with them...makes me feel young again. ;) They are so sweet, and the boys just love having these beautiful young ladies' attention. Today Lacey and I took the boys to the La Cantera playground to get them out of the way while the playground was being built at home.

On the playground

On the playground

On the playground

On the playground

On the playground
Lacey took some pics of the boys with me, something I have been wanting to get before the baby belly is gone.

On the playground

On the playground


Speaking of baby belly...I go the the doctor tomorrow for another check up so I'll have more info then, BUT I do know this much...we've changed the induce date from Monday, March 3rd to Saturday Match 1st! :) Less than a week before we get to see his sweet face!




2 comments:

Mells said...

WOW!!!!! That is so great that you all are going to have a playscape for the kiddos and just in time for Chandler. You are so right, the play area will be great to give the boys a chance to get out and play while you take care of the baby. Looks like you had a blast with Lacey. (ON myspace, I commented on the pics, before I read this blog. I see that Lacey took the pics and not Chuck! Oops! I commented on how great they were and how well Chuck did taking them. Well, good job Lacey!)

Austin & Ashley Evans said...

So cute!! I am so impressed by all that you guys are doing! I have been praying for you so much - with no blog entrys, I was beginning to think maybe you were having Chandler :)