A couple of weeks ago I decided I'd had it and that our balcony needed to be made into a useful space instead of an extra junk drawer. Craig told me that I could plan a Family Night around the Balcony Makeover and I was very excited. Here is 'before':
moved the scooters to a new storage place
got rid of the white chairs (they smelled funny)
tossed that huge box
organized the flowers
planted a bunch of herbs
and got some cute patio furniture (half off!!) (THANK YOU AMY! - she saw me at JoAnns and made it possible for me to check out and get said furniture into my car without completely losing it)
the boys have eaten almost every meal outside since we re-did the balcony. It's just too cute. I really really love having the extra useful space. Hopefully our plants will grow. I don't have a lot of luck with that.
Craig was more than a little surprised with the results (he had to stay at work super late that night and so Family Night ended up being Craig-less) - apparently he imagined my plans to include reorganization but not shopping. heh. whoops.
Here's looking forward to summer!