June 25, 2011

In the Back Yard

Part of the reason we fell in love with this house is the glorious outdoor space. It's not as giant as in our rental last year, but it's adorable and cozy, just like the rest of this place. Every day now involves a hearty dose of "back-ard" as Jakey calls it.







Curious what's up the stairs?



Oh, and - no post would be complete without a craft! Yes, that's right, I guess that means most of my posts are incomplete. But behold - I built the kids a water play table by screwing a couple of under-bed drawers to a plastic kids table from IKEA (it's key to get drawers with lids so you can close up shop after playing - otherwise these things are mosquito heaven). This came after a failed attempt to glue the drawers on with Epoxy, which failed to adhere. I then caulked around the screws to avoid rust. So fun in the heat!

6 comments:

mwg said...

it all looks adorable: the kids happy, the cushions comfy, and the bubbles complete the magic:)

Tigermom said...

That yard ROCKS!

linda said...

so impatiens, any shade loving plants will work in conjunction with the hostas and ferns...beautiful and very serene. Enjoy

Karen said...

Looks absolutely perfect! Enjoy!

Kellyw said...

Fantastic idea with the water table!!

Anonymous said...

I just came across your post for the water table you made and love it! I've been looking for the "perfect" DIY sensory table for our patio and this is it. Luckily IKEA still carries the table, but I'm wondering if you can share what size of plastic drawers you used. They look to be just the right size.
Thank you for sharing!