It has been a rather boring week here with nothing much happening of note. Except it was a particularly average and happy Saturday. Even after my racquetball buddy from the temple couldn’t make it to play in the morning, it was a good day. Dave and I finished our work on the side retaining wall being helped by Jensen. He would yell “PANE” every time an airplane raced over head and then say “pane all gone” when it disappeared. He was shoveling dirt with this little trowel to help us and he would try and reach over the back fence to throw the dirt into the greenbelt. Well he was a little short and the dirt always fell back onto his head, but he kept trying. He also helped with tools; Dave was using a big rubber mallet to position the bricks. As soon as Dave laid down the mallet, Jensen would pick it up and walk away so he could hit some bricks. I would chase after him and distract him so I could get the mallet back to Dave. Jensen had fun with this relay a bunch of times. The best and scariest incident of the morning was when Jensen took his Big Wheel bike out of the garage and set at the top of the steep sidewalk. All of a sudden he let go and went sailing down the hill at a super fast Jeff Gordon Indy driver speed. The end wasn’t pretty as he crashed into the scrub at the bottom of the hill with the bike on top of him and a good face plant was his brake. It was amazing he didn’t cry, but he also didn’t try that trick again.
Before we started working outside, Danica had asked me how to raise the oldest child to be a good example for the rest of the family. It was an interesting questions, she went on to say that Celeste was a good example for her and she wanted Jensen to be that example for their family. Helping to work on that wall goes a long way to creating that good example.
The day followed with Salsa Saturday at Qudoba’s, napping, shopping for a new sound system for the TV, swimming with Jensen at the Rec center, dinner with friends, and a movie. We Mormons have to crowd a whole weekend into one day and yesterday was a good one.