Wednesday, June 18, 2014

(Un)Happy Father's Day and Giant Baby!

After the travel last weekend, this weekend was spent close to home.  We wanted to take advantage of the last of the less humid and cooler days of the weekend to work on the patio.

Saturday was spent moving the rest of the gravel to the back and leveling it out with rakes and shovels.  We also worked on the steps going from the lower to upper patios.  This area looks great but is still not's always harder/longer to get work done with a toddler and infant to tend as well!

The next step was to tamp down the gravel to the correct depth and slope.  We have been trying to buy a new plate compactor for awhile now but they never seemed to be in stock at our local store.  So we finally found one that was about a half hour drive away and went to buy it on Thursday evening.  We pulled it out of the box on Sunday - it looked pretty nice too.

Unfortunately, it would NOT START.  Chris tried everything he could think of to get it to start to no avail.  After about 4 hours of complete frustration, he gave up.  We put it back in the box to exchange later.  The bad part of this was that we missed out on some ideal work weather - not to mention Chris having a horrible Father's Day.

But speaking of Father's Day, Chris is the father to two pretty great kids.  Josh is a very happy baby (when he's not wet, hungry, or tired!).

 And they get along well (for now) with the exception of the aggressive loving that Samantha shows sometimes. 

Looking at this picture, is it any wonder people think Josh is 6 months old instead of 2?  What a huge baby!

I took Josh to his 2 month well appointment and he is still way off the charts for weight and length.  He measured 16 lb. 15 oz. and 25 1/4 inches.  If he keeps up on this path, he'll be at least 6'4" and 220 lb by age 20 - yikes!

This coming weekend, we hope that we get some nice/cooler weather so we can finish up the patio!

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