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La Mother Tongue is my medium to share the joys and challenges of being a new parent as well as to share how we make a conscious effort in our daily life to bring baby up bilingual.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Slip Sliding Away...El Patio III

So we made a LOT of progress on el patio. The mini-bulldozer came in and dug up the ground, transported the 16 toneladas of stone and sand and then the hard work began: leveling out the stone, placing the sand and laying the pavers.
It was literally back-breaking work! Much to our chagrin, each of the pavers weighs close to 30 pounds! El patio itself is finished, but to keep water from draining into the foundation of the house, it was built on a slight slope. So as it turns out, my husband NOW has to build a retaining wall to keep el patio from sliding into the backyard with hard rains! This project is a LOT of work, but so worth it because Sofía LOVES el patio!

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