The Peterson Family

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Dirt party!

This summer Mike undertook the task of creating a backyard for our family. What a man.. huh? This meant that for the majority of the summer the landscape of our backyard was dirt. One hot summer evening we had our dear friends the Olsons over. We play with the Olsons weekly, some weeks daily! Mike is great friends with Dan Olson and I am great friends with Lucy Olson, Bray is great friends with the Olson twins ( Charlie and Elizabeth) and William is bonding quickly with baby Patience ( 8 mo.) On this summer evening the Olson's were one twin down and walked over with their two girls. Mike was trying to get rid of a tree stump in the yard and decided the only way to do it was to burn it... for this task he asked for Dan's help. So in our densely populated city neighborhood ,Lucy and I watched as our strong, fearless husbands undertook the task of burning the stump, while our children ran around half naked in the dirt. It truly was a sight. Bray was playing with electrical cords, fire was blazing, everyone was covered in dirt, neighbors were shooting us strange glances and muttering to each other under their breaths and we were laughing hilariously. Thankfully my cousin Melissa's friend was in town. She happens to be a great photographer and captured this event on film. I hope you enjoy the pictures as much as we enjoyed the experience.