Saturday, September 6, 2008

Curb Appeal

Since the weather has suddenly become beautifully cool in the mornings (I'm sure it will only last a few days!) I was inspired to get some plants in pots by the front door and pull weeds in the garden. It was so nice to be outside and not feel like you were going to pass out from the heat. Charlie sat outside in his bouncy seat and we talked as he watched bugs fly by and me pulling weeds. One of our neighbors came over and chatted for a bit, and her daughter blew bubbles for Charlie to look at too.

I should have taken a picture of Charlie watching the bubbles outside, but didn't think of it at the time! Here's the little man inside, looking a little sleepy in some of the new clothes I got for him yesterday.
Paul has been working on our deck all day... we decided it would be so nice to put one in a LONG time ago, and we finally committed to it this week when we bought the lumber. His friend K has been helping- his hat can be seen here on the left. He prefers to remain anonymous on the internet. :P They have been working hard out there all day, we owe K big time!!!

While working outside, I also felt a little crafty and so decided to update this little sign by our front door. It says "Sweet Pea" and I had written on it with marker "Please knock softly, baby is sleeping" after about 10 different UPS/soliciting people had woken Charlie from his nap. It was adorable, but had just gotten a little faded from being out there for so long and kind of covered with bug stuff. Ew.

So, about half an hour and a table full of scrapbooking supplies later,

I had this...

Ah, much better! Though it won't be long, and this one will be covered in bug stuff too. Now if I could only hang my fall wreath and put out some pumpkins! Come on Fall!!!


Taylor and Dacia said...

i love the baby sleeping sign...i've been meaning to make one for a may have just inspired me. :-)

Teri Dufilho said...

bethany, you inspire me to spruce up my stuff......well, maybe i'll start tomorrow......cute picture of charlie!