Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Up-close Concrete

As I type, Cullen is still out in the back watching a crew and a very large, loud truck pour concrete under the deck. This is more exciting for him than you can imagine! You will notice he is still in his pajamas. I am not quite cruel enough to insist he come in and get dressed.

Even though he was instructed by his Dad to leave the men alone and not to disturb them as they worked, he has not been able to quite refrain from offering tips and advice here and there. Lucky for the men, the truck is pretty loud.

Over the past several days, he has spent quite a bit of time hanging over the deck railing, talking and watching and talking, as Mr. Carey built a retaining wall and prepared to pour the pad. To get to see the mixing, pouring and spreading is an incredible treat!

Though, Cullen is pretty concerned about our mailbox right now. It apparently had to be moved to allow the truck access to our back yard, and he seems unusually anxious to get it back in place as quickly as possible. He is definitely an "everything-in-its-place" type of kid - a smaller version of his Dad!



"Piú giú, in fondo alla Tuscalana
oltre Cinecittà c'´e un prato..."

!?...passavo per un saluto!

jamie in rose cottage said...

Kathryn got to watch the concrete truck at our neighbor's house a couple of weeks ago, and was fascinated by the process. I can only imagine if it was right in our back yard!