Saturday, July 25, 2009

This is what summer is all about.

Summer is meant to be special for kids and adults alike. Swimming, playing, vacationing, etc. Here are just a few things we did this week to enjoy our summer.

We have replaced many mail boxes at our house over the years. Vandals seem to have fun driving in the neighborhood with a baseball bat, people back out of the drive way and run over it. . . . stuff like that. Two days ago it happened yet again. Jack and Charlie spent the day with us today and we decided to put up a new mailbox. As you can see--we had fun. First you have to get more dirt from the back yard.a> Then you take it back out front and pack it in the hole to hold up the new post.
Then you talk this kid out of taking the old mailbox home---as it is needed atop the new post. "But Gramma, I really need this."


Now there's one proud repairman.



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I also got to see Owen and Liesl's swimming lesson this week. They did awesome. Yup--summers are fun.

6 comments:

Memzy said...

Repairmen and swimmers. Nice.

Thanks again soooo much for yesterday.

Memzy said...

ps. thanks for talking Char out of that mailbox too.

Landee said...

Oh my gosh! Summer is almost over and we still haven't replaced a mailbox yet! Be back later....

I tease cuz I love, you know. Those boys are lucky to have such a neat grandma close by to teach them such things. I guarantee SRod would have hired that out. :)

Jenny ESP said...

Your mailbox is so quaint. Here in Las Vegas, we keep our mailboxes together and under lock and key. Think, apartment complex.

Emily said...

You are such an awesome grandma!

Carol said...

Jespy, To clarify. The new mailbox borders on ghetto style--don't like it. But since we have to replace them so often I've decided $50/mailbox is my limit. And you're right--your type of mailbox is a better idea.