Fox turned 4 a few days ago and we felt it was finally time to give him a real birthday party... of course, by real we meant him having friends over to play in the yard and eat cake and cookies. We strung up a bunch of balloons, threw down some table cloths and called it decorated.

The real work was getting the gardens tidied and a little less wild. I mean, I love wild gardens, but wasn't sure the parents of his friends would feel their kids were safe in such a wild place. {To be clear, it's totally safe, but appearances and reality are different.}

So we tidied and cleared and junked and mulched and composted and dug and planted and watered and ended up with a kinda respectable looking yard. Of course the kids didn't care what it looked like, the parents didn't scurry their kids away in horror. All in all a success!