I was up and at ’em at sunrise again, hitting the trails for an 8 mile run.  Not as exciting pace as last week.  It was humid, but I did get to see several baby bunnies and chipmunks hopping around and a deer actually walked onto the path in front of me.  I love when I get to see deer on my run!

With my husband being home now I was wondering what the family would be up to.  Here’s a glimpse into the life of a Dad who is at home in the summer!  I’ve been getting a few pictures of highlights that need to be shared.

First, they tackled some yard work.  We had some trees/bushes that didn’t survive our cold winter and needed to be removed.   Luckily, this was just staged shot!  Kids with chainsaws??  Yikes!  [don’t tell Mom!]

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Then Daddy (with the big heart) treated the kids for all of their hard work with a sundae from McDonalds.  Good idea, they were big helpers!  But PS, I only got poison ivy rash from helping with yard work.  It’s good to be a kid.

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Today they tackled opening up the pool.  Secretly I was relieved that I did not have to assist in this project, because believe me, it is one big project opening the pool.  It was less work being at work!  I mean, look at what we are starting with her.  We actually did have a cover on it.  The cover just protects from humans and deers from drowning in the pool obviously.  Everything else got through it.

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But have no fear… within hours the pool was a whole new color and we were starting to see the bottom.  It still has a lot of cleaning to be done, but it’s a huge improvement.

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And here’s a random picture that I found on my phone that I had to share… from the “Last Day Blast” at school where the kids had a fun last day at school playing games and having a great time.  It’s my son and his buddy in the Giant Underwear Race.  They had a pair of giant tighty whities and the kids wore them while racing back and forth. It’s hilarious!  Those poor underwear are torn to shreds by the end of the race.

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Q: Do you have a pool, and is it opened already?

We are pretty late opening ours this year!

Q: Do you, or your kids, have an end of school year tradition?

We usually go out for ice cream, but it was so cold this year we didn’t do it!



2 thoughts on “That’s mans work”
  1. Love trail running!!!! Something about running and nature that just seem so peaceful and make you feel blessed! And deer! I love to see deer… I always try to snap a pic, but I get so darn excited and make a bunch of noise and can’t seem to get my phone unclipped and to camera before I scare off the deer… uh!

    Looks like the kids are enjoying daddy being home!!! And performing yard work? hmmmm, I can see great benefit that it will all be gone and you won’t have to risk getting poison ivy…. win! win! in my book!

    Oh how I would love to have a pool!!! I am so jealous!!!!

    1. The pool is a blessing and a curse most summers. Still a curse right now as I struggle to get it clean. I am terrible at pool care!
      Can you believe my poison ivy rash is still itchy?? I’m on antihistamines day round and try to be good about keeping my hands off it, but sometimes I just can’t resist!!

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