Well we did it, we got sod laid down in our backyard. It's so much nicer and easier to take the kids out back, or even just open the door and let them run. I no longer have to worry that they'll come in with dirt all over their heads, because let's face it throwing dirt in the air is the funnest (hint of sarcasm here).
Unfortunately you can tell we did this ourselves and on a limited budget. We tried to flatten the ground as best we could, but it's still pretty bumpy. It's also dieing in some spots, so we'll be headed out for some grass feed this weekend to try and save it. I think we'll also need to readjust our sprinklers to make sure they reach this spot.
On a happier note, Mark bought me flowers and tomato plants for mothers day. and they are looking good!
The tomatos are starting to flower now too! I'm pretty excited for another good tomato year (so far they're my most successful plant)
The kids love the flowers too!