One appealing aspect of our home when we first saw it was the beautiful landscaped area in front of the house. Little did I know then, the work that goes into keeping it alive and weed-free. Today was the first sunny, warm day that coincided with Ben sleeping well the previous night. So I finally had enough energy to tackle the weeds. I only made it half-way through before Ben and I were both ready to stop for the day. The half I didn't get to is really overwhelming with lots of tiny weeds and plants growing in between rocks and everywhere else.
Weeded but still needs mulch:
What I still need to weed:
I'm hoping Josh can get me a couple of truckloads of mulch from the Springfield Recycling Center this weekend and then it should look pretty good for a while. It hadn't been touched since my wonderful mother-in-law weeded it at the end of last summer when we moved in. I'm going to try to keep up with it better this year since I don't have the pregnancy / throwing up every day excuse.
Ben stayed with me in a carrier for a while, but I was having a hard time bending over and feeling secure. My new LLL friends are going to help me figure out my sling a little better so that should become easier as I work on the yard this spring and summer. Ben was very content in the swing and slept through all of the fun.