It was a very full weekend.
Full of friends and family.
Full of cake.
Chelsea had two birthday cakes!
What are we to do?
The girl loves cake...
But the boys were the ones to make
us laugh this weekend.
What a blessing after Mikey's driving
The idea of him laughing and having fun
seemed quite far away on Friday evening.
However, Saturday Warren replaced his Mom's
mailbox with a nice plastic new one.
The old one was metal and rusty with
a falling off door.
It definitely needed
to be replaced.
Anyway, I looked outside and saw Mikey
in his protective gear.
For good reason.
He and Jonathan were about
to play ball with the old rusty mailbox.
I think most sane mothers would have just
said this was a bad idea.
But, I couldn't
see the harm in it.
Why not grab the camera
and join in the fun?
Jonathan pitched...Mikey was at bat.
Jonathan was so cautious at first
that he didn't get it all of the
way to Mikey.
But he got over that.
Finally there was the unmistakable crash of
metal into bat. Ahhh...they were happy.
You know my theory on boys
and exercise...they NEED it!
It's not every day they can
legally smash a mailbox though.
Trust me, had there been any possible
use left for this one I would have
Freecycled it...but it was soooo bad.
So good clean fun was had.
Grandma Georgia left her weeding
and came to see what all of
the ruckus was about.
She got a real kick out of the demo
of this mailbox that has given her
such frustration for so long.
She couldn't even pretend to be mad
for the fun of scaring the boys.
To strike the final blows,
the axe came out.
matter that it was the dull
end of the axe that was used.
Finally the mailbox was compressed
for its final disposal.
Only the door remains.
The mail lady is going to enjoy
this mail box so much more.
The "barn" on the right is
our box. Warren recently had
to eradicate a nest of ants who
thought it was a great place to live.
How icky it was to bring in the mail
and smoosh the ants as we did.
Who knew a post on mailboxes could
grow so long.
Well, it is not likely to be a subject
any time again soon.
Do you have any good mailbox stories?