My parents are adding a garden to their backyard and in these parts that means a garden fence to protect the harvest from roving herds of deer. My parents hired a crew led by the boys' personal hero--Jim Anderson--to build a fence with a gate. The gate required a frame, which required cement, which required a shortened school-day for Eliot and Peter so that they could watch, help and scavenge cool things like blocks of scrap wood and globs of wet cement. I mean, this was the real deal.
Eliot helps dump cement mix into the wheelbarrow. Peter watches and waits for his chance to add a dandelion to the mix because, well, why not.
Eliot and Peter took turns adding water.
Working together to blend the water with the cement.
Eliot did a pretty good job maneuvering his shovel and Peter got in on the action too.
Peter kicking back with some apple juice and some Winnie the Pooh tunes. A well earned rest.