Monday, April 23, 2012

Guess WHAT?!?!?

There's been more progress on the Love Shack!

We figured, we have to for a few reasons:

a) the love shack is literally crumbling, and will not stand through another winter
b) we need more room.  :)  (at least one more bedroom)

So, during our early summer, C. helped Uncle Matt and Sparky load up some gravel.
This will go in front and on the side of the house under the drain tile.

Oh, all the stuff I've learned about water seepage and flow over the course of the past few years.

Anyway, C. LOVES to help out around here....especially the big-boy stuff.

I just think he wants an excuse to wear his boots with shorts.

The Love Shack is currently in the shape of an "L."

We're filling in the "L" and making it a square.

In order to do this, we need to dig a trench for the foundation- about 48" deep.

D decided it would be a good "manual job."

"Manual" = not me.

(not me...ever...present condition excluded)

The boys LOVED it.  Seriously....they were obsessed with digging.

One morning, D. had already left early (6:30) and at 6:40, I heard both boys getting dressed and heading outside with boots on.  I got up (I'm not normally up until 7), ran outside (in my pajamas) to find both of them quietly digging in the trench.  Getting along like peas and carrots.  It was amazing.

I'm thinking we need to trench our entire yard this summer.

Just to ensure harmonious living.

Then we noticed that Ally decided to join her pack.

By the time she was done digging, the hole was up past her shoulder blades

She was not about to be out-done by the boys!

That is, until I was a buzz-kill and brought her in for a bath.

Homegirl was dirty.  Blissfully dirty.

Then, last Friday...guess what we got?!?!?!?

Our building permit!!!

Demolition to commence SOON
(well, sooner or later....)


Mama M. said...

Yay!!!!!! So much amazing excitement in your life...I am going to be living vicariously through you and your pregnancy and remodel and labor!

Sarann said...

Congrats, that is so exciting!

Brittney said...

How exciting!!!!

Breathing In Grace said...

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