Thursday, April 24, 2008

Life...

Well, here's a little bit of random Billman life...
I have been hard at work this week fixing up - well, alright, demolishing - my garden in the back yard. Last year I planted a lot of really pretty flowers in it. However, I haven't exactly been very faithful with the upkeep. So some of my plants died, some got really big, and others are somewhere in between. In addition, we had used bark instead of mulch which we have since learned is a major termite delicacy. This is especially true because of the location of the garden: it is a very damp area of our yard. So, we decided we need to take up the plants, put them in pots, replace the bark with rocks, and then arrange the pots on the rocks. Ugghhh - it is a lot of work. And Chris isn't exactly patient...
Today, however, I actually got some work done. About a month ago I spotted a "sand and water table" in a catalog, and I immediately knew Chris would love it. He loves playing outside, especially in the dirt, but he really doesn't have many outside toys. So I finally ordered the table, and it was a hit! One side is for sand, and the other for water. However, after about 5 minutes he had half of the sand in the water side. Of course. But I don't care - he was having fun! (Well, at least for a little while) And the clean-up was a cinch: I just took off his diaper and hosed him down!



In other news, Friday night my sister Melanie gave birth to her second baby, a little boy named Elijah Don. I haven't met him yet, as they live in Alabama, but am hoping to see them in the next month or two. We're excited to have a new addition to the Weidner family!




And last, we're also excited about a new job for Mark. He was recently offered a position at Harris, and as it seems like a good career move he decided to take it. I don't know exactly what he'll be doing (it's all government contract stuff, so I don't get to know too much)... but it involves robots in space. I'm so proud of him! He'll start on June 2.

2 comments:

Carla Jean said...

I didn't know you have a sister in Alabama! What part?

Following Forward said...

Where did you get this table?? So cute!
And congrats to Mark on the career move...when you said robots in space for some reason it reminded me of Muppets in Space. :) I got a good laugh.