Friday, August 22, 2008

The First of Many

This is probably not the most exciting news of the world, but Ben got to mow the lawn for the first time this last weekend. He has been excited to have a yard to take care of, and our yard is pretty small so it only takes about 20 minutes to mow. You'll notice we got an old fashioned reel mower- no gas, no spark plugs, no electricity- just good old fashioned pushing. People told us not to get one because they are so tough to work, etc- NOT SO! This thing is awesome- you feel like you are pushing air! They are a ton cheaper and super easy to work, so if you are in the market for a new mower, we would highly recommend this type! Even I am willing to go mow the lawn with this, and that is saying a lot, because I defintely believe that mowing the lawn is Ben's job. Sexist? Perhaps, but hey- I make dinner every night.

This is Audra looking out the window (this is HER window- she can stand here and look outside for hours) watching Daddy cut the grass. What a sweet girl!


  1. We have a push mower too - unfortunately we don't have real grass, we have a wild landscape akin to the jungle, so we just let it die every year. When we DO get real grass, we intend to use our push mower too! Very environmentally friendly!

  2. We have one too and love it! It's so easy. I had heard that they were hard to use, but like you said, it's not true. We aren't very "green" but at least this way, we feel we are doing our part for the environment. :)

  3. Love the picture of Audra. Does her bedroom window face the outside as well? We can never do yard work because we have to wait until the girls nap time and then Katie just looks at the window and laughs when she is supposed to be napping. It is cute that they are so entertained.