Gorgeous! I can not wait to see the boys' faces when they open them. YAY HANDMADE!
Next up in the preparations department - landscaping. It is no secret it has been a busy and expensive three years for us. After putting together a landscaping to-do list for the summer, we realized we would spend almost every weekend in the yard instead of enjoying the pool. We hired a landscaper (she is awesome, email me if you want her name) to complete the list. In just two days, almost everything is complete!
One work still in progress is putting rocks under the deck. The ground under the deck stays moist most of the year and the boys now immediately head there to play "dig." They recently came up with the game "throw dirt on each other's heads when mom and dad take bathroom breaks." The rocks should stop that game for awhile. (Here Nate is "watering" the rocks.)
She also bed-edged our entire property. While the noise was deafening when it was occurring, the results are magnificent - clean, clear edges between the grass and pine straw. Loves it.
We're also throwing a birthday party at our house. The theme is "messy party" and I'm very excited to see how it turns out. I did have one last shout-out. Via Twitter, I found the Mudpuddle Twins CafePress shop and they have the cutest stuff for multiples ever! I could go crazy in that store. I have my eye on a matching set of "See you later alligator" and "After while crocodile" shirts for the boys. For the party, I bought this yard sign and again, loves it:
The rest of the preparations I must keep off my blog so as not to ruin the party on Saturday. Let's just say PLEASE OH PLEASE hope for clear skies because we've got a lot of people coming and a lot of mess that will be made if everything needs to move indoors.