We've been making some progress on our back patio area. The patio is poured and now we're working on building a small deck, mostly to serve as a way to get from the back doors down to the patio. We've worked on the deck the last couple weekends.
Here is what we started with last weekend. Patio poured and lumber ready to build a deck:
And a little proof that it's not just Dan that has the carpentry skills:
Last weekend we got the frame of the deck in place and this weekend we worked on the floor of the deck and the stairs.
But I will say I was a little distracted this weekend. All I could do was watch my little babies as I realized they aren't little babies anymore. A lot of the day I found myself just watching my kids...just taking it all in. What they did; what they said; how they interacted with us and each other. I just kept on wanting to take pictures to capture these little moments and these memories as we worked on this deck together. We weren't doing anything super exciting or super fun, but it was special. It was our little family working together and hanging out together and making memories in the ordinary moments.
I mean look at this little man. Tool belt and all. Just like daddy. Helping him carry lumber to the back yard.
With his little butt crack peeking through.
I mean how cute is that little butt crack?!
Kaiden and daddy just working together. He just wants to be in there helping daddy. I can envision this same picture about 25 years ago with a little Dan and his dad.
And not only was it Kaiden who wanted to be a little helper. Look at this little lady with her little tool belt, ready to get to work.
She was so busy.
Oh these two babies of mine. I just can't get enough. I just love how they play together and laugh with each other. Jada's got that deep down belly-laugh goin' on here:
And here they're busy building an art project together:
And at the end of the day, not only did we end up with a deck and stairs but a day full of sweet, sweet memories.