Monday, October 31, 2011

Work & Play Weekend

This was a fantastic weekend at home.  BoomMa and BoomPa came to visit -- which made Ledger VERY happy.  As is typical, we had a few small home projects for BoomPa to help us with, and he came equipped with cool tools!

Our first project was to use the air compressor to "blow out" the sprinkler system.  We have this home-made sprinkler system that the previous owner cobbled together, and the system can be a little difficult to decipher.  Our first attempts were unsuccessful.

BoomPa with the sprinkler.
The next project was to put trim around the door in the garage (you can see the door in the picture above).  This was a much more successful project and with a little "rigging" we made it work.  BoomPa's pneumatic nail gun really helped this project fly by.

While we were hard at work in the garage, Ledger and BoomMa were hard at work in the front yard, raking up leaves.  Kinda.

After watching the KSU v. OU football game on television, we headed out to enjoy The Scheme pizza.  YUM!!

On Sunday, we got back to work on projects.  Chris and BoomPa worked on trimming out our electric fuse box downstairs.  Chris loves using the pneumatic nail gun too!  The trim work turned out very good.  All we need is a little stain and it will look like it was built that way.

While the boys were working hard downstairs, BoomMa, Ledger, and I were in the kitchen making up caramel apples for fall treats.  Ledger decided he didn't want any caramel and didn't want to put the stick in the top of his apple... only in the side.  :)  He's so funny.

After lunch, Ledger took a (much needed) nap and we finished two more projects -- fixing the garage door and (finally) flushing out the sprinkler system.  All-in-all, it was a fantastic weekend.  We were all exhausted. Ledger napped from 1:30 to nearly 6 p.m. on Sunday!  Now we have to prepare for Halloween!!


  1. Great post! We had a wonderful visit and talked about how much fun we had all the way home. I love this last photo...Ledger is such a jewel! Thanks Kendell. We love you guys!

  2. What a great weekend you guys had! That's wonderful. There is nothing better than spending time with those you love. And our weekend is coming up! Can't wait! Love you all!