Friday, 20 July 2012

Dear Lola, 

Over the past couple of months, every few days we would arrive home to find that the paver fairy had left a paver or two at the top of our driveway (thanks dad). Papa would gratefully lug them up to the backyard, until one day we discovered we had collected enough to start our paving project. Our backyard has multiple levels as it slowly climbs upward toward the bush. Each section has been lovingly created utilising beautiful sandstone collected many years ago from the surrounding bushland. Each section is fairly level, and most are overflowing with plant life. The boys (Papa, Grandpa, Luke & James) had previously cleared one section in anticipation of paving it, to create an al fresco dining area under the stars. As well as paving, a section was to be grassed, highlighting the magnificent birch tree and the lunging bird of paradise. This is how it unfolded.

Formulating a plan

Um, excuse me... has anyone seen my monkey?

Oh, never mind. Found him! Back to work.

Working hard for my lunch

 Day Two: And right back into it.

 Don't ya'll worry. I have my trusty spade!

 Gee Wizz - those pavers look mighty heavy!

 So where are the boys? How we going to tackle this!?

 View of the section being worked on from the kitchen window.

 Resume work - I found my gloves.

 Do I have to do all the work around here!?

 Finally! Some help.

 Don't mind if I have nap on papa.

 Working hard.

 Getting there boys!

 Woohoo! Lunch break. Pancakes!

 Nice shape. Nice symmetry.

Pretty much finished, except for a bit more pruning, a bit more mulch, & we need a table of some sort... and some more pillows of course! Maybe a hammock too!

At least we have enough chairs! A steal at $3 each.

Now all that's left to do is light up the chiminea and enjoy a meal under the stars.

Your mama


  1. I LOVE how you dress Lola. Adorable.

  2. What a great backyard to work with! So lush. And those chairs!!! Three bucks, seriously? So cool!

    Ashley @ The Stork and The Beanstalk