A year ago I asked my dad, who is a rock mason by trade, if he would come out and build me a side walk(he lives in Oklahoma). I finally got him out here and the plan has changed just a bit. We are no longer building a sidewalk, but a raised patio with an outdoor kitchen and fire pit. I am so excited for it to be done, but it's only just getting started so I will have to be patient, but when it's all done, it's going to look awesome. Here is the progress he has made so far.
Day One: dig the hole for the foundation. Day 2: Pour the concrete
Kristen came over to play with Tony that day, and Grandpa Tom helped her write her name in the concrete. I decided to write my kids names too. Then when Rachael came to pick up Kristen, her kids were all outside playing, when they left I noticed they had scratched their names in too.
I guess even Francie couldn't resist.
Day 3 was a rest day, cause we had to let the concrete sit. My dad went shopping for the rock and other supplies.
Day 4, they started laying block.
Day 5: Ready to start laying rock! I was so excited I had to get a picture of the first rock going up.
Then I learned a very important lesson on safety. Wear eye protection at all times, even if your just an observer. A rock chip hit my eye when he was trimming the next rock. I think I'll be okay, but I have a bad eye/headache now.
Here is Tony playing in the house with his cowboy boots. Redneck style (with the pant legs in). According to my dad, redneck is the preferred style. Notice his farmer tan?
Tony keeps picking my daisies for me.
I love this picture, Tony was sitting outside on the driveway and Brewster just went and sat next to him. Brewster doesn't even like Tony which is what makes it even sweeter. He may have just been trying to get on my good side, and if he was, it worked. I think I like my dog just a little bit more now.