Saturday, May 24, 2008

Yardwork, Pirates, & Bears, OH MY!

A week or so ago Brett's dad and brothers came over for a modern-day "barn-raising". Or in our case, a "shed-raising". Not only were they helpful with the shed, but nobody came empty-handed. Dad brought some tools, Tyson brought Mack, and Tanner brought personality and...a bear (explained below).
And there is Tanner's afore-mentioned PERSONALITY. What a ham.
The kids kept busy with the ultimate kid-entertainment: large, empty boxes! They decided to play pirates. Here they are decorating their ship with stickers and crayons.

Yo-Ho, Yo-Ho, A pirate's life for me!
Have I mentioned that I love this kid?
And I have I mentioned that I really, really love this "kid"?
Here is that bear I was telling you about. Tanner hid underneath a box and started growling. The boys were going absolutely nuts waiting for the rabid beast to emerge!
As he escaped from his lair, the boys anticipated their "grizzly" death from bear attack.
"Grrrrrrrrrr!" The bear was fearsome and showed no mercy.
The boys, of course, loved it.
It was hysterical!
Tanner is basically the most adorable uncle in the world. I keep telling him that after his mission, all he has to do to impress a girl & melt her heart is to let her watch him with his niece and nephews.


Ashlee said...

How cute is that. I heard that the shed was a bigger project that everyone though it would be. I love watching Tanner interact with the is like watching joy in it purest form. Wish we could have been there to help.

Dixie said...

Your fun explaination makes me feel like I was there! What a fun memory - it's not hard to see why Tanner loves the kids - they are adorable.

Brian & Heidi Haas said...

Oh goodness...don't you just love do-it-yourself projects, that end up taking 3 times longer than you thought/planned for. I bet you will appreciate it even more now. ;)

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