I’ve been helping out my brother Morgan and his wife Ashley with some remodeling at my parents’ house over the break. We ripped out floors and then installed new ones. . .
. . . and we filled in an archway to prepare for a future project—a built-in bookshelf fireplace surround!
While I was working, my sis Melayna volunteered to take the girls for the day so they wouldn’t be in the middle of a construction zone. They had been begging me for weeks to go ice skating, but I kept putting them off since I’m not a fan of cold or falling on my butt. Thank goodness their sweet aunt was willing to do it! She sent me these pics from her phone:
The next day, I was still working and Patrick was on “kid duty.” They loved skating so much, they asked him to take them again! So they went, and lucked out that the rink was giving a free group lesson while they were there. When I got home really late that night, this is what I found:
Patrick built them a “fort” between K & B’s beds and they had a little slumber party on the floor. Such a fun dad!
It worked out to be a win-win for all of us. I got to help out my parents, and the girls got some one-on-one time with their aunt and then their dad!