Friday, May 16, 2008

what a beautiful day

The weather today has been irresistably beautiful! It's given us the chance to get some outside prejects we've been avoiding done. Dad taught us three kids how to change the oil in Polly's car. It gave us a fun chance to get dirty and Polly is very glad to have people who know how to change her oil (she figures if we all know how, she'll never have to learn).



Dad, Jimmy, and I also got some yard work done. Mom's Mother's Day rose bush was planted and the yard mowed. Jim and I pulled up some of those beautiful but destructive dandelions, and watered the lawn. Dad and Jimmy got watered too when the water nozzle thing strangly stuck Funny how those things happen (hehe).

This is Mom's Mother's Day present from Bets and Winn. It's so pretty.Bianca taking a peek at our progress.


6 comments:

Keren said...

It is strange how hoses work. Mine kept sprinkling Martha the other day.

Abbi said...

We had a beautiful day too! But very windy!
That is neat that you learned how to change oil in the car. My
Dad taught me too when I first got my car. He also had me rotate the tires to practise changing a tire. About the oil changing though, that 1st time is the only time I remember doing it! I did get it changed though.

Who? Oldest of six said...

Keren, you are too funny. :D

Anonymous said...

I, for one am impressed! I feel everyone, if they are going to have a car, should learn at least the basics. I do have one problem with what I see, re: using the "channel locks". Because you are pulling down with your fingers, apparently to loosen the nut, the wrench is being used the wrong way. Using it this way is known as a "knuckle buster." Ask your Mother, as I taught her! Good luck! Grampa....

Anonymous said...

I stand corrected! That is a Vise-grip, not channel locks. The same principle applies however. Always apply pressure on the dominant head, in this case, the adjusting screw. Grampa

Polly Blanshan said...

I love the pic of you and Dad underneath the car.