Monday, October 6, 2008

A Little of This and That

So this weekend was the start of the "backyard project." A project that has grown and taken on a life of it's own. This is my nephew Nick with a sledgehammer tearing down the old wooden fence. It was more work then they thought it would be. I watched from the house. LOL
So the fence is down and the two tier deck will be coming down next. And a paver patio will be put in place of the decks. I am so hoping to have a little fountain /pond with fish in it. This project will probably be done in stages since it is bigger then we originally thought.
Here's the new fence that was put in today. It looks like wrought iron but it is really aluminum. I LOVE it. It has nice clean lines and looks so much better then that old wooden thing that was falling down. Ignore all the debris on the pool cover, it is from when hurricane Ike paid us a visit last month. We will eventually landscape around the pool but have not decided what to put there yet. I really want some tall grasses or something with privacy.


And look who came visiting in my neighborhood early Saturday morning. We hardly ever see deer around in our yard anymore so I was surprise to see these two eating apples from our neighbor's apple tree. Don't they look like they are posing for me?

All the grandkids were over this afternoon so I thought it would be fun to try and get a photo of all of them with Grandma and Papa by the big pumpkin. WRONG LOL Maddie was not happy at first but the second try was a little better. Ignore how messy I look, I'm holding little Cameron and Sydney is sitting in the little chair in front of us.
And look who flew directly over my house today while we were out trying to get the grandkids pumpkin photo. Click on this last photo and you'll recognize the plane. Yes, that is Air Force One. The President was in town. We live directly on the flight path to the Cincinnati airport, in fact we've seen our home quite a few times when we have come in for a landing. We knew something was up when it got real quiet and no planes were landing. The only time that has ever happen before was 9/11, it's weird when you are so used to planes landing all the time and then we heard a plane and it was the President and so I took this photo. I have a super zoom on one of my cameras and I seen him waving to me. :-) Anyway, that's it for me today, off to bed. Have a good one.





12 comments:

Brenda said...

Those deer must know that no one's hunting them there in the city. They're beautiful.

Your babies are beautiful too!

Did you wave at the President first, or did he wave first? :-) He should have thrown down some candy or something. (oh wait, the government's on a budget!)ha!

Donna said...

Wow, that was a lot to cover in one post! Love the new fence too. Much cleaner looking. Love the pumpkin pics. And that's a great shot of Air Force One!

Anonymous said...

Joan,

That is exactly the same fence that we had at our old house. I loved it and got so many compliments on it. It just looks so nice and there isn't much upkeep on it. You will love it.

Gail

Sally said...

I always love your pictures. That's so sweet of you and hubby with the grandkids. They're each one so precious.

Sandi McBride said...

Wow, what a great post, Joan! I love the fence...I hope I'll get to see Arianna next weekend..it's her Dad's birthday...and I hope you get your little fish pond or big fishpond, whichever it turns out to be, lol...
Great photo of AF1!
hugs
Sandi

Donna said...

Poor Maddie!!!Hahaa....isn't she precious!! I Know you pinched her!! She's Always smiling!Hahaa..Great shot of the Pres/plane!!! He could have at Least thrown money!!!hahaa...Happy night sweetie!hughugs

Rue said...

Hi Joan :)

That picture of Maddie actually makes me laugh because I've had to go through so many of those shots to finally get a good one ... poor thing :(

The fence looks great and how cool that you were able to get a pic of Air Force One!! The secret service might be contacting you! LOL

Have a great week!
hugs,
rue

Rue said...

Hi Joan :)

That picture of Maddie actually makes me laugh because I've had to go through so many of those shots to finally get a good one ... poor thing :(

The fence looks great and how cool that you were able to get a pic of Air Force One!! The secret service might be contacting you! LOL

Have a great week!
hugs,
rue

Jeanne said...

Love the deer picture, they're so still like statues. Still laughing over the shot with Maddie. That's so perfect and real.

Bev said...

I love your new fence! We're looking toward fencing in about an acre, and while I love the look of wrought iron it's sooooo expensive, maybe this is a really good alternative. It looks wonderful, as do you guys with all those little ones snuggling together.

celestina marie said...

Hi Joan, Love your post. The yard is going to be beautiful with the pavers. The pic of you, your hubby and the grandkids is just precious. What a memory maker.
Great camera shot of the Presidents plane going over Cincinnati. You always have the best and creative posts.
So nice to see you tonight.
Have a good evening.
hugs, Celestina
la rea rose

photowannabe said...

That's pretty cool to have that picture of air force 1 and i love the deer. We used to have them all the time when we lived on the coast. love your fence too.