June 20, 2008

Yard Progress

Kassie decided to let me post stuff on here as long as it wasn't lame, nerdy, or weird - I'm sure with my posting debut I'll manage all three.

We are hoping to finally finish our backyard (3 years later) so Hayden doesn't have to play in the dirt/rocks/weeds. So I guess I'll be in charge of updating our yard progress (this is the lame part). Here is what we started with:

This is what I would like to end up with:

I've been playing around with a couple of new software programs, Sketchup and Autodesk Impressions (this is where it's going to get nerdy). Sketchup is a free program from Google, it's fun to do quick 3D modeling. Autodesk Impressions is a program that lets you take your boring CAD drawings and give them a hand-rendered look. Cool huh? (Kassie is rolling her eyes now as she is reading this). These pictures help to visualize what I want to accomplish - Kassie's very skeptical of my vision - she'll be impressed if I can just get something green to grow back there.

Last week we had someone come trench and grade our yard and this week I've been working on getting the sprinklers in. The sprinkler installation probably took a total of 3 hours - the other 40 hours were spent digging trenches where the trencher couldn't fit and trying to break through under our sidewalk. As you can see we won't have any shortage of landscape rocks.

Hayden has been very helpful - he filled in the trenches (sometimes ahead of schedule), organized sprinkler parts (I found a few in his bed), and moved rocks (most in the direction of where the cats happen to be sitting).

So this is where we are at now:
Look for updates (hopefull in the near future). Next step: top soil and sod.

June 19, 2008

Baby Addyson

Baby Addyson was born on Monday June 16, 2008 at 12:56 pm. She weighed 6 lbs 8 oz. She is go dang cute! She has dark hair and little dimples! Both mom and baby are doing very well. They came home yesterday from hospital. So here are some pics I have taken of her! yea, finally a girl!

June 15, 2008

Happy Father's Day!

I just want to say Happy Father's Day to all the Father's! But, I am so lucky because I have the Best Dad, Best Father-in-Law and most of all best Husband in the world! Jon, is such an amazing daddy to Hayden! He is so patient, loving and fun. He works so hard for our little family and never complains. He just graduated from college and works full time fulfills his church callings but, most of all always has time to chase hayden around the house or play tickle fights! I love you so much and am so blessed to have you my husband!

June 11, 2008

Hayden Loves the park!

With the weather being the way it is the only outdoor activity is the park, and Hayden loves going there. We had the Erekson family reunion on Saturday night, at a park. Sorry, I would have more pics but in true Kassie style I got there and no battery in my camera! I swear. Anyway, here are some fun pics I took of Hayden playing at the park this week!

June 5, 2008

Like Father Like Son

Hayden and Jon digging a hole for our new tree that we planted in our front yard! Hayden Loves helping daddy ecspecially if dirt and shovel are involved. A funny story to go with this picture... We just planted the tree and Jon went to get the hose to water it, well my next door neighbor came over and of course we start chatting (not paying attention to what Hayden is doing) well mean while he picks up the hose and is staring right down it right when Jon turns it on, Hayden just sat there letting the water spray his face because he was in shock, I ran over to help him and calm him. Needless to say it was very hard to calm him, he was so mad and soaked but, it was hillarious! The small joys in life!!

June 2, 2008

Back to School

Ahh! Yes, today is the dreaded day. I start school tonight. I am only taking two classes this semester so it shouldn't be to bad but, I am dreading it like never before. It is hard when you have a break and the fact that it is summer doesn't help the situation. But, if I ever want to complete my dang associates degree I have to keep pluggin away. Wish me luck!

Princess Esmerelda

Mysterious and passionate. You are a survivor. Even though life has swung you some difficult situations you have a strong intuition that gets you through. Also, you have the capacity to sympathize and relate to a variety of different people.

Thanks, Salina for the fun quiz! I guess I am Esmerelda, I didnt really care for the Hunch Back of Notre Dame but, oh well! But, I guess the description fits pretty well. Plus, I mean come on I looke just like her dont you think? Anyway, thanks that was fun! Here is the link for anyone that wants to take the quiz!