Kaboom Went the Tree

Okay, y’all have to understand we {{dearly}} love our little nieces and nephew, and their funny antics add a sparkle to life. The almost two-year-olds sometimes get stuck on something, meaning events are a big deal and the story is often repeated. For example, Joshua watched the last tree being cut down, and his big thing was talking about the tree going “kaboom.”

Well, since this was such a big hit with Joshua, Dad had a great idea for him to help with another tree we needed to take down.

Tuesday, late afternoon, all the Maxwell grandchildren gathered to watch. Notice the progression in the pictures, and maybe you’ll figure out how we did it.

Love,
Sarah

Grandpa had to do some prep work first.
Grandpa had to do some prep work first.
Getting Joshua ready for the big event.
Getting Joshua ready for the big event.

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Joshua is holding thin twine for his rope to pull the tree over in the right direction. Makes a little guy feel real powerful!
Joshua is holding thin twine for his rope to pull the tree over in the right direction. Makes a little guy feel real powerful!

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Kaboom! Good job, Joshua!
Kaboom! Good job, Joshua!

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The girls are taking a "selfie." If there are more little nieces to add to the mix, I think Anna's going to need an arm extender to fit them all in.
The girls are taking a “selfie.” If there are more little nieces to add to the mix, I think Anna’s going to need an arm extender to fit them all in.
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Christina and I.
The little girls came inside, and suddenly, Bethany was rushing around the house, collecting stools, so they could help Aunt Mary. Aunt Mary now had three eager helpers ;).
The little girls came inside, and suddenly, Bethany was rushing around the house, collecting stools, so they could help Aunt Mary. Aunt Mary now had three eager helpers ;).

“Who is among you that feareth the LORD,
that obeyeth the voice of his servant,
that walketh in darkness, and hath no light?
let him trust in the name of the LORD,
and stay upon his God.”
Isaiah 50:10

9 thoughts on “Kaboom Went the Tree”

  1. Love the word Kaboom!!! It should be used more to show his love.

    Just shows that whether it’s in a night time, evening, afternoon or morning wood that needs felling – to be used as a volin, paper plates, a book, a dinning room table, – his love though is ever lasting.

    Thanks Mrs Claire

  2. You are building such wonderful memories for those grandchildren and teaching them what family is all about. Joshua is adorable with his earmuffs and what fun for him to pull the tree down. Well done!

  3. How cute! I love having eager helpers. I’m sure little Joshua will remember that for quite some time. I remember when in a rent house we had our pastor come help out in a wood burning heater and our oldest talked about it and remembered it even being just two years old.
    I couldn’t help but smile hugely while reading about the pushing of the stools. I’m almost scared to be barefoot in our house while in the kitchen because of my eager helpers. ???? maybe we should invest in some special “helper stools”.
    Thanks so much for sharing those “little” moments with us.

  4. What a cute post with all of the littles being helpers. I know Joshua must have been proud to help Grandpa with the tree. Kids love to feel important and helpful. Mary has no lack of help either. Love the pics of the children. They are all growing and so cut AND helpful.

    Fun post!

  5. What a special activity for Joshua to be a part of! I’m sure he will always remember that. πŸ™‚
    Loved all the cute photos, and what a blessing for the little nieces to have such loving aunts. Special family times make precious memories!

  6. Aww. Bless his heart! My big brother tops trees at 60 ft.! It’s always a blast to watch him skinny up one and cut the top off so high up.
    >>>>>>>
    60 ft. Very exciting!

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