Friday, September 23, 2011

Mater To The Rescue

The weather today was perfect. It was so cool this morning, that I almost wished I'd thrown a sweater in the car. After sitting in a mandatory training all day long, I was so happy to finally get home and have some time to be outdoors. I decided to finally tackle the almost overwhelming task of weeding my front flowerbed. While I've been able to keep most everything alive (despite the hottest summer in history), the weeds seemed to flourish in the drought conditions. I knew it would be a big job, but it needed to be done and I thought it might serve as "PT" for my hand, too.

As soon as I walked outside, I was quickly joined by a little friend from next door. Gabriel had a thousand questions so I attempted to divert his attention by suggesting he pick up the acorns in my driveway.

Something about tiny acorns in little 2-year-old hands . . . so sweet.

And his giggles of delight as I dropped one "baby acorn" down his shirt! He repeated the process over and over, squealing as the acorn touched his tummy.

As I continued to work on the weeds that have been overtaking my beds, Gabe really wanted to help. He attempted to fill the bag, but finding that kind of difficult, he brought in the reinforcements. Mater to the rescue!!

Carter joined us when he got home from daycare and the questions about weeds and ants and dirt and leaves (and lots more) were doubled! (Carter's shirt kind of says it all)

How about that great outfit that Gabriel has on?!? His mom just purchased an industrial monogram machine and is hoping to eventually make it her full-time business. Her work is beautiful!!

The weeding may have taken a bit longer than normal, but I didn't mind a bit! It was refreshing---both the weather and the boys!

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JJB said...

cute! time-consuming and distracting, but cute nevertheless

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