Today started out with Zhara and I helping her girl scout troop rake leaves for a older neighbor who was no longer able to do so anymore. It was part of the Extreme Home Rakeover Project in KC sponsored by the Shepherd Center.
Then dad and I started building the shelves in the basement storage room that had to be completed so that we can organize the things downstairs in anticipation of remodeling the basement. The kids had fun, though I think it did go infinitely quicker prior to them getting interested in helping.
Zhara practiced her hammering...
and learned about tree rings from dad, who used to work for the state park.
Angus and Winnie much preferred pretending the shelves were extra huge bunk beds. They moved in, complete with blankets, and Angus's huge bear for company.