Saturday, April 27, 2013

Life in Our World - Work, Work, and a Wiener Roast

Ray was gone on business all week so Cali and Levin came to spend some time with us.  From the time she was a little girl, Cali has always been a great help in the yard and garden . . .

Calvin, Cali, and I planting potatoes.
See that little romper she is wearing?  100 % double-knit polyester and I sewed it myself.
It was hot, thick, a wee bit itchy, and virtually indestructible.
I love the old, little, white, orthopedic-looking little shoes babies used to wear.
Like the polyester, they were hard to wear out, but easy to keep sand and dirt out of.

Ty, Cali, and Abe planting the garden.  Ty hates this picture.  He's wearing a girl's hat with sparkly thread in it.
This was back in the days of 2 megapixel cameras.

"When we're helping, we're happy, and we sing as we go."  Ande proves this is a true principle.

This is by the chicken coop.  I still hate cleaning the tumbleweeds out of this corner ever year because of this picture.

. . . And while Cali has always been a great help in the yard and garden, now she's twice the help.

Cali and Levin
We raked and hauled and piled and burned leaves and branches and tumbleweeds . . . 

. . . and planted pots.
Levin helped work the fertilizer into the soil.

Levin manned the hose most of the time . . .

. . . and . . . 

. . . ate cookies some of the time.

We had a wiener roast like we normally do.

And while I bathed Levin and put him to bed, Calvin and Cali made a table.  Just. like. that.
Cali is making a water table for their kids.  When she gets it
finished, I'll show a picture.  It's such a great idea.

And that's pretty much life in our world this week, other than today Calvin helped to take the scouts fishing.  Aye-yi-yi.

How about you? What was your week like?


Jill said...

I didn't grow up doing any of this stuff but really wish I had because I don't have it in me now!

Kristin said...

I have been enjoying your blog for sometime now. Thank you for all of your wonderful and inspiring posts.

We made your fantastic Texas Sheet Cake recipe yesterday. THANK YOU. Hands down the best Texas Sheet Cake I have ever had!!

Ande said...

That picture of Cali and Levin with the hose is the best. I hated cleaning yard when I was younger (as us obvious by the picture) but now I almost like it!

Janae said...

Oh, I need to see this water table! I need to make that too, whatever it is. Ha ha. We have bought them a couple of times but really, with two "little" boys and two "little bit older" boys, I need more than one! Who, after all, wants to share a water table!? No one over here, apparently!!

melanie said...

I love that Cali is smiling big in every photo- except the polyester clothes one. Hmmm :).

I also love that Ande said she 'almost' likes yard work now.