Mom & Dad Sauder were with us this past week/weekend. We had fun getting to chat with them throughout the day and into the evenings and Mark and Dad got a huge house project knocked out. Yay!!
They got here Wed evening. The kids took naps so that they could stay up and see Gma & Gpa. Grandma brought lots of books, games and puzzles.
Thursday, Dad went with Mark all day to do herd checks and calls. Mom, the kids and I were going to go to Green Bay to meet up with some moms and kids at a park. This is something the kids and I do most Thursdays. Victoria ended up having a high fever and a cough though, so mom offered to watch her while the kids and I still went. We did and got home in the afternoon. Then, I ended up running an errand that afternoon and mom watched the kids again while I did that. Thank you Mom, for all the babysitting you did that day!! You're super!
Friday started out with the guys taking a trip to Menard's to get their supplies. Our wonderful, multipurpose minivan!
The plan was to replace the storm door and redo the existing stairs. The storm door was bent and hence very tricky to open and often even the adults couldn't get it without our help. Let's just say that I'm super excited for future visitors and company that get to open the door by themselves!!! Demolition of the old stairs is pictured below. This is also a good before picture.
As you can see, the stairs were just sitting on blocks. Mark and dad's plan included setting posts into concrete in the ground.
Digging post holes in the gravel.
Grandma took Reuben and Vienna to the park a few blocks away.
The deck area is built and they're taking out the storm door.
New storm door going in.
We NEED a break…popsicles.
Reuben was a big helper.
Vienna….not so much. :)
Reuben learning to drill.
That evening, relaxing with the kids after supper.
Mark makes excellent after supper fires for roasting marshmallows. We enjoyed one that evening.
Playing a little futbol.
Sat morning, the guys got to work early. They had construction of the stairs and the railing left to do.
Playing red light green light with grandma.
Vienna supervising Penny. It didn't last long because Penny does not appreciate her harness.
Rails going up.
WOW! It is very nice especially in comparison to the before picture. And the best part…THE DOOR OPENS!!!
Thanks again for coming all that way, dragging a saw with you and blessing us with your visit. We love you!!