Here are a few pictures of everything we've done today.
Blake has been teaching himself how to do outdoor pavers. He likes to do new things, and get creative with them. These are a couple pictures of the circles he has made in the front of the house by the driveway and front sidewalk to the door. They are looking so awesome. These pictures don't do them justice! He spent the whole day laying sand, making the pattern out, laying pavers, hammering them down with a rubber mallet and nailing in the edging that keeps the pavers in line. He came out with only a few minor injuries from the mallet. When I went out at one time to check on him, he had his thumb taped with duct tape. When I looked at it he told me how he had hit it so hard that it was dripping blood and that was the only thing he could do to stop it from bleeding. Then to make matters worse his cousin dropped a paver on it. Such bad luck. But they are looking so good!
I decided to paint a picture in Nixon's room. It has taken a lot longer than I thought it would. It's still a work in progress but I think it is coming along great. Just to explain it a little bit, it is going to be like you are standing in a jungle tent looking out at the animals. Then in one corner there is a monkey that will be hanging by a rope.
I just hope that NIxon will appreciate it when he is a little older. I know that his cousins think it's pretty cool. I just finished doing the animals today and every day Brielle and Hunter would look at it and tell me that I needed to put eyes on the animals. They will be so excited to see that Nixon's animals finally have eyes.