Sidewalk chalk and water...
Having a buddy to play with is so much fun.
My sweetie, biggest cheeks around.
Our rocker has developed a leak so the kids took the middle out and had quite a good time trying to stay on top of it. Keeping it balanced was quite a challenge, they had to work together to do it. They are also very loud when they do this. Screaming and laughing and yelling at each other.
Vaida is going places.
Little Man is going places too....and it makes me nervous. We have video of him coming down the slide, I didn't know that you could get some air on those kiddie slides. Believe me, you can! We have cushions on the bottom for landing.
And with the start of the pool season our neighbor issues are back. I really don't understand why he doesn't go live on a retirement community where no kids are allowed. He has started yelling at my kids again. Last night it was at 7 pm. I never let them out too early or too late. Typically they are in by 8 pm. They are in early to avoid our neighbor.
This morning I went to our neighbor to the side of us. I asked him if my noisy children bothers him. He said that he can hear them but he can tell that they are playing and it doesn't bother him. He asked me who was yelling at the kids at 7 last night. Uh, the neighbor behind us. He yells at them loud enough to be heard two doors away.
I really don't know what to do about my neighbor. We have a fence and a row of bushes in front of that. I don't know of any other sound barrier that is affordable. I am tired of telling my kids to come in or be quiet. I acknowledge that they get loud in the pool but they are so involved in their play.
Honestly, if I had known that this would be such an issue I would have moved out to the country before putting in a pool. We can't sell the house now, we wouldn't get the money back that we put into our yard. I have looked at realtor.com but don't see anything affordable. I would hate to move, our house fits all of us and we have modified it for my mom with ramps and bigger doors for shower access. We would lose so much in realtor fees, it just wouldn't' be a good financial decision. Still, when I am limiting my children's play it crosses my mind.
Anyone have suggestions for sound barriers?
Anyone want to buy a big house with a grouchy neighbor?