Under my supervision backyard activities include: swinging, sliding, a little tree climbing, trampoline jumping, the odd home-made zip line (that never work) and impromptu boxing matches (Lizzy please quit hitting your brother).
When Mr. MK is in charge, however, it really gets …
all lumberjack like, and destructive.
Don’t be concerned, he comes from a long line of lumberjacks. REALLY!
According to Mr. MK, that dead tree needed to come down, NOW! Sam was just the man to do it.
and the placement of the tongue. That’s in his genes too.
These are the pretty flowers beside his hospital bed.
JUST KIDDING … these are the pretty mum’s on the dining room table. The part of the house where I’m in charge and everything is perfect, ’cause I can blow sunshine out my ass. Can’t you just see the sunshine in this photo?
Sam’s fine … the tree isn’t!
His first fall … “TIMBER” … with a little help from Dad and a hoe (a garden hoe that is!).
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I saw these on your flicks page and nearly had a heart attack thinking you or someone in you family WAS in the hospital. They are beautiful. xoxo
ACK! Sorry JenB :) xo
HAHAHAHAAAA! That’s AWESOME! Oh man, my boy would KILL to chop down a tree! He salivates when his father is using the chainsaw…
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HA! Sam actually told me, “it was hard, next time I should use a chainsaw”.
I (guess since there are photos) you were watching. I don’t think I’d have been able to watch.
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I got out there to see the last few swings of the axe. Mr. MK is smart enough not to pre-warn me.
There was a lot of wincing.
Phew!! I got worried when I read “hospital bed” … I’m glad you were just joking!
lol on the “smart enough not to pre-warn me”. this was awesome! go sam. :)
lovely pictures but I think cutting a tree is something that kids should not be taught we have responsibilities towards saving the environment. Lets all unite to do our bit.
Lol! No. 5 is priceless and should be entered into Parenting magazine!
Hey – you can blow sunshine out of your ass too???? Gosh – we have so mcu in common ;)
So glad you are the kind of Mom who allows your boy to cut down a tree with an axe. He did great! And the photos are perfect.
By the way – Dad is doing great. Long recovery — but he is at home and is improving daily. Thanks for asking.
It looks like a lovely day! Dead trees are great for animals in the outdoors! LOL I certainly get a kick out of you. Thanks! Cindi
How in the world did you stand there and take photos?! LOL! I would have been weak in the knees watching that!
And if I may comment to brandambassador – the post says the tree was dead… No harm no foul.
1. I like that proper lumberjack footwear includes wellies!
2. LOL at the flowers. LOL LOL LOL
3. It’s not nice to call the person who helped a “ho”. Just sayin’
That tongue is what gives the strength!
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Wow, I bet he was really proud of himself afterwards! That’s such a big job!
Just the opposite at my house.
We called a tree removal service because we had a really large tree that we were afraid would fall on the house in a big wind storm.
I had to go to work and when I got home my wife had the guy remove every tree in the backyard.
So now we have lots more yard to mow. And as my wife likes to remind me, I need the exercise :)
I agree. Tongue placement is KEY.
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great family activities there.. but you should be careful in letting the child handle an axe or someone might become like the tree.. poor tree.. haha.. i like the words “Samâ€™s fine â€¦ the tree isnâ€™t!:.. very funny.. haha.. great post btw..
p/s: dont let your kids use the chainsaw or i think the tree wont be the only thing get hurt.. lol
Makes me so envious. The thing I miss most about having a yard and living in a house (in an apt now) is the yard work! Don’t think I ever got to take an entire tree down though. Most of the time it was just pruning and weeding =)
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Good move with that flowers. I’m not really concerned about my Annie (she’s only two) but I wouldn’t let her chop that easily. I remember my brother with his head cut a little with an axe – I won’t let my Annie be hurt.
What a cute lumberjack you have there. I love the action shots.
Have a good weekend.
Donâ€™t think I ever got to take an entire tree down though. Most of the time it was just pruning and weeding.
That’s a great job of him! He’s totally smart :)
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Hey! my boys were doing this same thing today!! Had my grandmother terrified something would happen to them LOL. thanks for the comment on “joey”, nope not mine, but my cousins son. I havent posted in awhile. you know, life comes along and slaps you sometimes..just now getting up from that! LOL. btw, the tongue placement is fabulous! my oldest son sticks his out every time he throws a ball! hope your feeling better :)
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Reminds me of the TV series the ‘Wonder Years’. Kevin and Winnie Copper the 2 central characters.
Looks like Same got some great on-the-job tree removal training.
Glad everything worked out OK!
@Arizona Tree Removal, He sure did, thanks for stopping by.