July 22nd, 2005

New Three Kids

Duck Adventure

An old neighbor of mine from my home in Maryland where I grew up was in Austin visiting my parents for a few days this week. Yesterday they were looking for something "touristy" to do in Austin. Andrew has been bugging me all summer to go ride on the "boat-bus" so I suggested that we go take a ride with Austin Duck Adventures.  Its this old DUKW amphibious army vehicle that they refit as a tourist ride.  You get to drive all round downtown Austin and look at the sights and then splash in to Lake Austin and cruise around there for a while before heading back.  It looks like this.

Everyone thought that sounded like fun so we went.  The kids (and adults) really enjoyed it.  Andrew thinks being "downtown" is really cool with all the buildings and cars and he really enjoyed the bus tour and how the bus driver splashes into the water to drive around Lake Austin.  Tracy just stared out the side the whole time and didn't say much but I think she had fun too.  Loren fell asleep in the Baby Bjorn carrier strapped to me and slept for most of the ride.
New Three Kids

Am I lazy?

Yesterday I did something I have never done in my life.

A guy came to the door and asked if i would be interested in paying him to edge and mow my yard. (It quite obviously needed it) My initial gut response was "no way" as I have never hired anyone to mow my lawn in my life. I actually like to mow the lawn and normally have no trouble taking care of my own yard.

Now that I have three kids to watch full time, the yard is definitely going to the birds so to speak. Well, anyway, I was hot and tired and this guy was going to just do it all right then and it would be all done and look nice. So, after I got past my gut reaction and started looking around at how much edging needed to be done and how uneven the yard was, and looking at the baby in my arms who would not be thrilled to sit in a playpen while I mowed, I said yes.

Well, I feel lazy. I also think the yard looks great :)