Thursday, May 23, 2013

Yard help

Last weekend my parents had 12 yards of mulch delivered. If that sounds like a lot, it is. All I know is it came on a real-deal dump truck that wigged out of both kids when they feared the contents were going to land on their beloved Papa. Luckily, the driver made up for it by blowing the air horn before he left. "Just part of the job," he said. So cute.

But back to the mulch.

With the mulch, the nice weather and the extra sets of hands (and extra opinions, compliments of yours truly), we spent all of Saturday working outside. The kids, as you can see, were great helpers. When they weren't flinging around their child-sized yard tools, they were zipping around the yard on the neighbor's battery-powered ATV or catching rides with Papa on the John Deere.

These pictures were actually taken the day before, when the load arrived. Trust me, there is no way you want to see what they looked like on the day where we got literally down and dirty. Suffice it to say, by the end of the day—by lunch, actually—they had a fine coat of dirt covering every square inch of their bodies. I know for certain that our kids have never been dirtier. But boy, did they have fun. And sleep well.


  1. Such helpers! There was a pile of mulch at the other end of our street. Entertained 8 children for an entire weekend. I have never seen anything like it.

  2. When did MC grow a foot taller? And Charlie - cute as ever. I cannot wait to see these kids soon.


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