Sunday, November 19, 2006

Daddy's little helpers

We are starting a large new landscaping project. There are fancy plans drawn by a landscape architect and everything. No one is more excited than Anthony, who even went out last night to dig a hole in the dark. We have this great new oak tree that's dying to get in the ground.

It doesn't look like much with all the leaves gone, but its a Bur Oak, with huge leaves and gargantuan acorns - my favorite oak tree. Anna hugged the tree repeatedly and said it talks to her, telling her how much it likes her.


The kiddos enthusiastically helped their dad digging the last bit of the hole (this was the ruckus going on when you called, Emily). They were even better at filling it in once the tree was installed, taking turns using their little shovels to fill their wee wheelbarrow, and gleefully dumping the dirt in.

I guess there's no way to get them that enthusiastic about picking up their toys...

7 comments:

Emily said...

Wow, they both look so grown up! I miss them.

A.Norma said...

Those are lovely heartwarming Family pictures,Jenn..they DO look happy little Gardeners. :o)and when the Acorns arrive they will have great fun making all sorts of things with them...I used to thread them and make a necklace...

Anonymous said...

Wow, it's so exciting you guys are getting started on the garden. We'll have to schedule some work/play dates to help. Digging holes is fun, as long as you can dig out the dirt faster than the kids push it back in.
Mike S.

ColeBugsmommy said...

It does look like fun. I bet they both rested good and all their "help" only delayed the project by a few hours ;-)

COUSIN BEVIE said...

WOW! What a big hole! The kids look envelped in it's vastness....
Hey,at least your kids are enthused about nature and being outside. Hopefully they will be like that as long as possible. Fresh air does so much better than punching buttons on a video game..........


XOXOXOXO!

Jess said...

Huge! Both of them look so big!!!! Are you sure that's Anna and Colin???

:(

I miss you all very much! Your landscaping project is going to be awesome!!!!

I hope you all have a Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Besos!!!!

paula said...

Can't believe how big Anna and Colin are. Think the Acorn tree is such a lovely idea. Richard and I couldn't get over how similar Luke and Colin look.