(I took my magazine outside to read it in the sun and ended up being so entertained by the boys that I grabbed my camera and took pictures instead of putting my feet up.)
Ethan made a raft today, with the help of his Dad’s power tools, and his little brothers.
He used scrap lumber, and logs from the woodpile. And lots and lots of nails.
When it was done, it was so hard to move that I think he wished he had built it a little closer to the water.
The rope ended up breaking.
He pushed and pulled.
He finally got it in the pond, and told me he really didn’t think it would float, it was so extremely heavy.
He pushed it into the water and after all that work and as soon as he got on it, it went under.
The raft was a little too small for Ethan.
But it was just the right size for Seth. Ethan got him on it and pushed him “out to sea”.
(which was just what brave Seth was hoping would happen)
The wind was blowing perfectly and he drifted along.
He loved it.
The only thing that disturbed me was the spiders. I guess the wood pile is full of them, because when the logs started sinking into the pond, the drowning spiders were frightened up on to the raft. I saw three, which doesn’t sound like much, but it still bothered me. Seth was oblivious, however.
We watched from the sidelines.
I handed him a long stick to paddle with.
He started at one end and landed at the other, just as pleased as could be.
Ethan will have to make a bigger raft next time, if he wants a ride.
And now, for @thia;
I saw the first spring violet today!