Work Camp

Here’s the deal.  I was watching my sisters kids one afternoon, for a head count of two eleven year olds, two eight year olds, a 3 year old, a two year old and a baby.

I was skeert.

Just a little bit though.

As I looked out of the window, I noticed that our elderly and precious neighbors had once again manicured their yard.  There was a perfect line demarking their leafless grass from our leaf covered lawn.

I struck a deal with the four oldest: rake half the yard, and I’ll pay $4 divided between any kids who finish the job.  But it has to be completely finished!  Rake the other half, and there’s another $4 in it…same deal.

Hot diggity!  They were SO excited, and all got right to work.

There were rakers, and pile movers.

I went in, and put all the little ones down for a nap and made snacks!

Granola bars, and homemade peach soda.

Here is the granola bar recipe, and the soda pop recipe.

It was a good day!

The yard looked great…

and after their snacks,

They finished up and then…


Oh, to be a kid again.

I love the fall.

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