"Children do not need to be made to learn about the world, or shown how. They want to, and they know how." -John Holt

Friday, October 10, 2008

Checking in on Franklin

The kids never pass up an opportunity to visit our old house in Franklin so when Rich spent the day there on friday prepping the place for a new paint job, we headed up to help out. And I use that term loosely because really what we did was fool around the ol' ceder tree for old times sake. Always great to climb and even more so to take pictures in (if you ask me).All I had to do to get all three in the tree in the same formation as a similar shot I did 2 years ago, was bribe them with ice cubes from my large McDonalds coke. Good thing that Munch loves ice steeped in caffeine.Anyway, we did take on a project whilst there. The sadly overgrown and dying rain garden was in need of some trimming, so three pairs of clippers later...we were able to do some damage...We really know how to help a house get painted!

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