As promised, here is a photo of our little water feature. Alex and I really had a good time putting it together and it was so easy and inexpensive! All you need is a large pot- we bought ours at Joann's with our 40% off coupon so we got a good deal. Then we went to Walmart for a bag of rocks, $3.00 and a container fountain kit, $17.99. That's it. The only real work was cleaning up the rocks before we put them in. A messy, wet job but Alex was more than happy to do this part. We took an old plastic flower pot and turned it upside down to put the pump/fountain on top of to make it a little higher and then filled the bottom with rocks. We added water, plugged it in and there it was! Our own little patio fountain. Needless to say Jake, Alex and our neighbor Jared played in it the whole rest of the day making their Lego men swim. We're going to get some goldfish and a few floating plants next week so the Lego pool will be closing:)
I also want to ask a favor of all of you. In the summer I stop watching TV and I try to read as many books as possible. I'm a huge reader anyway but summer TV usually stinks and I find this a great opportunity to get a few more good books in. So here I am with some birthday 'Borders' gift cards in hand and I need some recommendations! So tell me what you have read, what you loved, didn't love. I will tell you that I don't want any depressing stories! I have been reading a few novels by Ian McEwan and that's enough sadness for a while. And don't worry if they are cheesy as long as they are good and cheesy:)
Have a great evening!