Al's been stuck on a project at work for MUCH longer than originally anticipated so my dad came to stay with us for 2 weeks to help Al at work and help me with projects around the house that Al hasn't had time for.
Boy I've kept my dad busy! We've been cleaning up the yard, pulling weeds, cutting stumps, digging stumps, making runs to the dump, stripping wall paper, fixing drywall, prepping walls for paint...and that was just in the first few days :)
We've done a lot of yard work to prepare for putting a garden in. My father dug around one stump to cut it off as low as possible and this created a trench that the kids loved digging in. Then the rain came and the trench became a moat.
While working in the yard this morning, the girls started digging in the moat and slinging shovels full of muddy water all over one another. Before I knew, they were both dangling their feet in the moat and covered in mud. I told them this was ther chance, they were already dirty so they might as well go ahead and enjoy it. Well, I think this might be one of the only times they listened to me!