The day finally arrived!
I have been waiting MONTHS for our house to finally start and the first step was digging the basement. We found out on Wednesday that they would be there early the next morning to start the digging.
I decided it would be fun to have something special for breakfast. I mixed together some cinnamon rolls the night before so that all I would have to do on Thursday morning was bake them and then head out to the homestead. Well, my grand plan didn't work quite the way I had hoped and I have to get creative in order for the rolls to rise! Let's just say that I WILL NOT be using that "internet" tip any more!!
We scampered out of the way and just moments later the first GIANT scoop of dirt was being moved!
As soon as the dirt starting flying, we ate our breakfast out of the back of the suburban and watched some more.
Westynn was looking UNDER the barb wire fence to see what was happening. CRACKED me up!
It wasn't long before the kids were ready to head out "exploring." Jeremy was happy to oblige them while I stayed back at the suburban to take more pictures and just soak in the experience.
Jeremy's dad, Rodney, came out to watch too. Or maybe it was to supervise, I am still unsure!!
There was a lot of in and out of the hole for Kelsey and his measuring stick.
Jeremy even managed to pick up a shovel and do a little digging of his own! HA!
It didn't take long for our little handyman to want in on the action. He tried and tried to dig up this post, but the ground is just too dry and while he has some guns, it just wasn't enough!!
After about an hour and a half, it was getting pretty repetitive and less exciting so we decided to call it a day and head home to our a/c! But before we left I wanted a pic of the kids sitting on one of the GIANT dirt piles. Once again, lack of cooperation resulted in this picture. I am officially throwing in the towel where family/sibling photos are concerned!
Here's the best shot I could get of the entire basement. Since it is an odd shape it was hard to get a shot of the whole thing. I climbed to the top of the dirt pile and tried, but it still wasn't high enough! There is more of the basement off to the left. It's like a big rectangle and a big square connected together. Hard to explain in words...so I will quite trying now.
I have thought about what I would type in this post for several days and now that I am finally sitting down to write it, I have NO idea what to say. There were a lot of emotions that day. Excitement. Nervousness. Surreal. Frightened. Joyful. Thankful. I wanted to be able to express on my blog all the things that went through my mind. But, here I am typing away and I've got nothing!
Maybe it's just the mood I'm in...the words aren't coming to me. Hopefully all of my house posts don't end up being this boring!!