The afternoon of the first day of school, we went up to Owen and Ashley's to help pour concrete for their porch.
It was a gorgeous day.
Abilene being adored.
It is amazing to think about these kids of ours. Everywhere they look, there is love. We are so lucky.
The cement truck got slightly tangled in the old telephone line over the driveway. Fortunately, it is obsolete and not missed.
The porch, ready for concrete
Spreading it out
The looker ons
I had the difficult job of watching this little pumpkin
Who was entirely happy watching the lilac leaves in the wind
Smoothing out the top. This was about where the truck got snagged on one of the posts and cracked it. Oops. Maybe this driver had spatial awareness issues.
Gilbert had a rake and thought he should help too.
Orianna and Abilene
A banged up knee and her favorite sneakers
Orianna took some pictures of Abilene and me
Lily, riding the float as a weight
Playing in a grove of maples we used to play in
Gilbert climbing a tree his size
While Lily climbed the apple tree
Something interesting was happening, stage left.
Love this picture
Ashley and her baby