Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Building a Mailbox

Long story about what happened to the old mailbox (no I didn't run it over!) but we needed a new one. I was originally going to do it by myself with Caleb as I had it "all in my head". We were going to use stuff from around the house etc. But I am sooooo grateful that Charles decided he wanted to build it with Caleb because it was broiling outside the days they worked on it. It just took a little bit to be able to get all the plans "out of my head" to where Charles could understand what I had in mind. It was all so clear to me, sometimes it hard to understand why guys can't make sense of what's going on in our lovely female brains! *grin*

So anyhoo, here are my diligent men...

...and no, my husband isn't Japanese (with the socks & flip flops) he just isn't into fashion. ;)

Mixing mortar and smiling for mommy. :)

Caleb was having a blast! Once I told him that we were going to build a mailbox he was asking me non-stop when we were going to begin.

It was HOT! He was so cute taking a drink.

And our munchkins modeling the final product. Family projects are fun!!!


  1. it turned out really nice!! It is so sweet to see boys helping their daddy. :) And I know what you mean about trying to get your thoughts out so others will understand them!! It can be so frustrating at times but it's worth it once they do understand!! :)

    Great job Bro. Charles & Caleb!!

    ~ Ruth Ann

  2. The mailbox looks great!! I'm sure Caleb loved working with his Dad like that.... it looks like they were having fun.

  3. aw...really melts your heart to see your little "baby" boy big enough to help Daddy right? :-)