In November 2004 we started the journey to bring a baby home from China ... five years later, in October 2009, we met Isobel Pingqin.
Our little livewire known as Izzy.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Show-off... who me?

Special little friends

This week is our three year anniversary for Izzy joining our family, her forever family.  Today we had a very special celebration with Izzy's batch mates to celebrate.

Our beautiful lawn

To really see how beautiful it is, I have to repost the pictures from start to finished.  It is so green and lush, and weed free.  For now anyway.  I'm sure I'll grow some new weeds an bindi.

 Backyard first
 Out the back when we first started the retaining wall

 Out the back when it was still looking like a dump

Retaining wall finished out the back and filled in with clay from the front

 Out the back, weeds in the clay
Out the back before hosing in the filler sand
I haven't taken a photo of it now that it has been rolled and hosed.

And now the front yard

 Digging out the front yard to build retaining walls

 Front yard when last of the clay mountain had been moved

 Base for turf arriving
 Front yard with turf base

 mmm, fresh grass - we had three pallets

 Lower section of front yard
 Poppy - the weekend worker

Now for some plants!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

It's nearly time to go green...

We are so close to having grass, imagine being so excited about something so simple.  We've had dust and sticky clay for six months now, but this Saturday is the day.  200 square metres of turf will be delivered early Saturday morning.
We've just spent the long weekend spreading the base - two full dump truck loads.  Even the dirt looks 100% better than the clay.  Stay tuned for pictures of green!