Jack gets more excited about going to the hardware store than he does about getting a cookie–and he gets pretty damn excited about cookies. He also loves–LOVES–the outdoors. The weather here has been simply amazing the past few weeks, and we took advantage of it this weekend. We gave our backyard some much needed tender love and care, which included resodding some patches. One thing I absolutely love about Lowe’s is that they not only sell kids’ tools, they put them right next to the adult tools. So the wheelbarrow section had a little kids’ wheelbarrow, and on top of that they were red! It was love at first sight, and I kid you not, he played with it for 3 hours straight. He went around the yard picking up ripped up packaging from the stuff our chocolate lab had snuck out of the pantry over the past week. He picked up dirt with his little kid shovel to put in there. He raked up leaves with his little kid rake and put them in there.