My niece, Maria, and I, unwinding late at night after chasing her boys around the top of Mill Mountain. We did some serious laughing.
We took the boys to see the Roanoke Star on Mill Mountain. They had a ball running around in the woods and climbing on rocks up there.
We could barely get them to stand still long enough to take a photo in front of the star sign.
Jonathan (6) and Samuel (4) were smitten with Terry and his workshop. Terry put them to work and they had the best time. Samuel was quite serious about his cleaning duties.
These ear protectors were just a little too big for Samuel, but he would not give up on wearing them.
Jonathan was very intent on his sawing job. He never quit until he sawed through the little piece of wood Terry set up for him.
Workshop pals forever.
Terry promised they could help him weed and pick up stones. They found something fun to do while waiting for his instructions. I think Samuel got the better end of the deal.
They actually enjoyed working on that steep hill in the back. Terry isn't normally overjoyed when he works back there. I think because he had helpers, it made for a more pleasant work experience this time.
It was a fun weekend and great to spend some time with relatives we don't get to see often enough.