Summer Lovin'

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Monday, May 10, 2010

Clay's 3rd & new pool

I can't believe my little man is 3!! We had a big Spongebob party with lots of family and friends. Clay got some really cool gifts "wheelies" or cars and trucks, a new wagon, boxing gloves, swim toys, etc. The kids had a great time. He is talking up a storm and climbing and being a rough and tumble little boy as usual.

Ok, so I was cruising Craigslist and found this fiberglass inground pool. I had a crazy idea that we could put it in ourselves for about 1/4 of the price of actually having a pool installed. One week later, there was a backhoe in my yard and the project officially started. Clay has been in heaven with the cool equipment around the house. So far we have put up a rock wall, dug the hole, put the pool in the hole (that wasn't pretty but it is in and still in one piece!), filled in most of the outside of the pool with dirt and sand and have the pump/pipes connected to the pool. I say "we" but Corby is the mastermind, his plan is really pretty with a rock wall, new wood deck, concrete patio around the pool, fire pit and 3 new landscaped areas. My contributions are digging, hauling bricks, digging and digging, good thing I am such a hoss :) Wish us luck with this incredibly huge do it yourself project, we will need it. We have done a lot of work so far, but there is much more to be go. Realistically, by the time it is really hot, the pool should be ready!!


The West Family said...

Holy guys are way too advanced for me. We wouldn't even know how to start a project like that. Good luck!!! And Happy Birthday to your little man! Can't believe how fast he is growing up.

Matthew and Emily Clothier said...

Oh my goodness! You are amazing! Poor Matty is afraid now about all the home projects that I will throw into his face - Renee did this!
And happy birthday, Clay!

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