On Monday, they were back to put the house together! It was so exciting to watch. "The New Driveway House," as Charlie calls it, will be done in just a few short weeks!
The entire first story was put together by the time we got up there at 9 AM, but Charlie and I did go watch the second story get put on with his Aunt Cara, Grandma, Uncle Dave and Luke.
I wanted to stay pretty far back with the kids, so we are actually watching from the side of the house, up on a hill. My father kindly painted images in my mind of the house blowing around in the wind and the cables on the crane snapping, so I wanted to be super careful with the kids. Obviously (or thankfully, I guess) it went up without any issues. The weather was beautiful and they had it all together by 12:00.
Grandma brought up juice boxes for the boys, and they drank them in the back of some guy's truck. This was an extra special treat for Charlie- we never buy juice boxes. At one point I had to say to Charlie, "Look! The crane has the house in the air!" Apparently the juice box was a bigger deal to my three year old :
He was so thrilled to have his cousin Luke there to watch with him!
While watching, my grandmother and I both said, "He better watch his hands!!!"
I get the feeling this wasn't his first time- just ours!
The pieces seemed so small when they were sitting in the driveway- but put together they appear overwhelmingly large! A few weeks of site work left and we will be moving in!
We've been inside a few times, but I keep forgetting the camera. Next time we are up there I will definitely take some pictures to share!