|This one got missed a couple of weeks ago, but it was too good for me not to slip in somewhere.|
|The hardworking contractors in our backyard started off the week laying down planks...|
|... And taking down hideous barriers. (Yay!)|
|Abby observed much of it with a watchful eye.|
|Next came the trimming.|
|As for us, we were busy pulling out sleepers to stay warm in the cooler evenings. I've decided they are my new favorite thing about Fall.|
|Not only can Mia climb up on the futon by herself now, she knows what to use it for.|
|It's a favorite spot for her, snuggled up next to Mama.|
|Of course, it's a favorite for them all, so sometimes there's no space for Mama left.|
|Up next on the deck came the beginnings of the rail.|
|Basic rail completed.|
|And now for the pickets.|
|The almost-finished product (still needs beams along the top of the rail and a gate at the top of the stairs).|
|Our first satisfied customer.|
|Happy faces all around on our first group outing.|
|Story time with Mima.|
Overheard this week:
Between Tom and Abby
T: "What did the men do today?"
T: "What did they work on?"
A: "The deck."
T: "What part of the deck?"
A: "The new part."
T: "What did they do to the new part?"
A: "Worked on it."
A: "I want to break this book."
T: "Anyone who breaks a book will not get to pick the bedtime story for a week."
A: "Daddy, this is no time for joking!"
"Woah. Abby made tunnel."