So what do you do when you have been away from home for 13 months???? Why yard work of course :) Jason loves to be outside and loves working in the yard even more...unfortunately I do not share that passion, but I try :) For the past 2 days we (yes all 4 of us) have put on our gloves and pulled out our gardening tools. I revamped the planters on the deck and the planter around the mailbox. I am trying out a new flower (maybe I won't kill it) haha. Jason trimmed the bushes and trees. We pulled up some randomly placed shrubs and replaced them with hydrangeas. This was the kids favorite part. Jack loved pulling up the shrubs. After the shrubs were out both kids went digging for earthworms...all I could think was YUCK! but they loved it :)
Madeline "helping" with the yard work.
Jack digging holes for the flowers.
Jack helping Jason pull up the random shrubbery.
Taking a ride after a long work day.
Gotta love that muddy face...I caught Madeline eating her mud pie...yep eating it :)
So you may be wondering how things are going...well we are all still trying to adjust. The kids will not let Jason out of their sight at all. We are having to constantly reassure them that daddy is here to stay. This has been particularly hard on me. It hurts me that my babies even have to think like that. Just the other night, Jason was changing into his pj's and Jack asked him what he was doing. Jason said "daddy is changing clothes" Jack said "are you staying here daddy?" to which Jason replied yes and gave him reassurance that daddy was not going anywhere. Jack cried and said "oh yay my daddy is not going anywhere." I had to walk out of the room. Part of me wanted to be angry that a 4 year old even has these thoughts while the other part of me wanted to cry. This is just one example of the struggles and adjustments that we are experiencing. We are just trusting our gut about how to handle these new struggles and praying about it a lot. This is all new to us.
Well, I hope you enjoy the pictures. I need to get back to the yard work...or at least make sure Madeline is not eating more mud (you know I don't want her to spoil her dinner