Sunday, April 22, 2007

I did it!

I hung the planter I got from hosting my Southern Living party this weekend. Yes, I drilled into the mortar, set the anchors and mounted the screws.....whew hoo...I really was nervous. I did the bottom part and put it up there. Only to realize I had to take it down to drill the top holes! Oh well....I figured it out. I really love it. I need to find some fun flowers to put in it now. I'll have to add some leggy vines to trail out of it. I am sure Livi will want "purpur" flowers.

While I was hanging it, it was warm enough for the kids to swim. I filled up this baby pool we have had for the last two summers. It was only 78 degrees out. The water was really cold. I need to get the kids some of those water shoes. Livi was running around in the front yard and stepped on something. It was either a vine with a thorn on it or a bug that bit her. But her big toe swelled up like a little sausage. I gave her some Benydryl and put some anti-itch stuff on it.
I guess we will go look for some Crocs this week. I swore I would never get those shoes. Oh well, never say never.

I tried to get a picture of least he wasn't throwing his hand up in front of his face.

Just wanted to add a big Happy Birthday to my mother in law.....I hope your wishes come true. I am glad you got the wreath on time!!


h&b said...

Using power tools isn't my thing either - I feel in control with more manual stuff, like hammers and screwdrivers .. which are useless on brick !!!

Good for you, i'd be proud too ;)

susan said...

Wahooo good for you! It's amazing what we can do when we have to. The planter looks great!

I can't believe you guys are swimming already. We thought it was pretty toasty today at 62 degrees!

sisters with style said...

Very cute planter.

I'm so ready for summer. Seeing your pictures makes me even more so.

movin'mom said...

I would have totally done the same thing.
I am impressed with your final product.

Crocks are a way of life for us. We get the knock offs. My kids and I had them all of last year. BUT 11 yr old girl just informed me that she wants the real thing.
Dang those preteen peer pressure chicks.

Sad part is...I will probably get them for her. She is our only girl and I always reason it with the fact that she has to share a stinky dirty bathroom with 3 brothers who sometimes pee on the seat.

tongue in cheek said...

Wow!! Yor children ae swimming! The thought of warm weather makes me smile!

tommiea said...

h&b- thanks, I was afraid i would end up with 50 holes in the brick trying to line up the holes!

susan-this is TX, it has already been mid 80's and then snowed on Easter!

sisters, I love this time of year...I know in a month or so I wil be griping about the heat!

movin'mom- we ended up getting Reef flip flops, they have a sling back and stay on her better than the Crocs did.

Corey-it is lovely weather now!!

CarrieB said...

Ooohh I love your hanging planter! Very nice and I am so proud of you for hanging it yourself! Well done!