Saturday, June 27, 2009

Weekend musings

We had a quiet birthday celebration for Sophie, here she is thinking up a wish , she really enjoyed her birthday .
I will show you how I made this 5 minute cake next week sometime, I know it is not a masterpiece but one does not always have time to bake and decorate an elaborate one and since I can not go out and buy one due to allergies this was my newest cheat cake.

So here is the after and before of the backyard , well actually there was a nice gazebo and chair area a few days ago so the before is really the during, but they made way for this monster. Thankfully I was able to scoop a taupe colored pool the only other option was brilliant cobalt blue like the unfortunate ladder .
I am thrilled with the pool so far , OK not the look of it , but the price {it went on sale the morning I was going to buy it , to my surprise},and how much room it takes up of the yard , less room for the dogs to destroy and for us to mow, and the excitement that the kids will be happily playing in it daily this summer , this is like a trial run , Are we pool people , we will soon find out.
Now how many hours will it take to fill and 800 gallon pool ???
It's official , our backyard is the most full backyard on our street, how much outdoor stuff can you jam into a 1000sq ft backyard , so far a good sized deck 12x20, and 8x8 gazebo , a 4x4 playhouse , 1 dog poop composter , a 15 ft round pool , and a small garden , that should just about do it .

Sorry poochy no more free range for you .

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