Saturday, February 21, 2009

Did we work them too hard?

Today was "build-a-fence day," in case you were unaware. ;) The four of us rebuilt the back fence of our new house, one picket at a time. The boys helped a little bit but it was an awful lot of nails and they got bored after 40 or 50 4 or 5 or so. The boys spent the rest of their time playing the yard. Unfortunately the rest of the nails still had to go in so Mark and I did a lot of hammering. I am, however, very proud that I am able to help Mark in this way. There are so many things I can't help him with that it's nice to be able to contribute. I think I come from pioneer stock. ;)

Right as we were finishing up the fence, my dad and stepmom stopped by and we headed back to the house (that we live in). We all played for a bit, Mark went to a meeting, and then my dad and stepmom went to meet up with some friends for dinner. Since I knew we still had a bit of evening in front of us, I thought it would be beneficial for the boys to have some downtime (after Zhenya smashed Dima with the drawers under the bed...sigh). So I put in a story on CD and told them to sit on their beds and listen. I didn't want them to fall asleep as it was really too late for a nap, but I did give them the option to lie down if they wanted. This is what I came in to a few minutes later:


5 comments:

MamaPoRuski said...

Too Precious!

Jill said...

What sweet boys! They were so tired, they couldn't help themselves. :o)

Tonya said...

Slave driver!:):):)

There is nothing cuter than little kids who have been busy enough to be that tired. Every time I find a kid sleeping at the wrong time in the wrong place, I stop and stare and thank God for all the cuteness.

Julie said...

I LOVE those pictures. So so funny.

The Flying Eagle said...

too cute!