My mom left yesterday to go visit my brother in Roy. It was great having her here all the way from West Virginia. She stayed with us for about 4 weeks and it was fun for the boys to get to spend some time with their Nona.
We definitely used her for lots of free babysitting but I felt she needed to clock in some manual labor, too, so I made her help me put together the boys new swingset before we left for California. My mom and I are both very left-brained people. I knew she'd be a great wing man on this project and she was. Here are some action shots. By the way, you weren't supposed to smile in your picture mom. This is manly work. We needed to look fierce and focused (ie. my awesome screw-placing skills photo.)The finished project. I just need to finish up the roof still. Will is going to put in some pre-washed pea gravel, too. It was a grueling couple of days that we worked on it. The first day was like from sun up to sun down. Mom was a trooper, though. The day after we finished Will and I took off on a relaxing trip to the beach but for Mom there was no rest for the weary. She had to watch the boys for 3 days. Sorry, Mom! But thank you! Funny story, Coleman's Sunday school teacher told him how cool she thought his new playset was and he apparently got very offended and told her, "It's not a playset. It's a park!" Indeed it is!