What a Grandpa Will Do For His Grandson

Not a day goes by without Joshua talking about “tree kaboom.” Dad bought a toy Black and Decker chainsaw, Β and tonight, he introduced Joshua to it. They used a large foam roller as the “tree,” and Joshua has been constantly felling the tree and standing it back up again. I’d say the chainsaw is a success.


“And there ye shall eat before the Lord your God, and ye shall rejoice in all that ye put your hand unto, ye and your households, wherein the Lord thy God hath blessed thee.”
Deuteronomy 12:7

18 thoughts on “What a Grandpa Will Do For His Grandson”

  1. this is so precious, I love to see children learning how to work along side adults, what great memories are being made

  2. I hope he shares the new toy with his female cousins too πŸ™‚
    To be discussed.

  3. That is so CUTE!!!!! How old is Joshua? I am gessing about 3 or 4???
    He’s working approaching 2.

  4. That is a good idea! Joshua is ADORABLE! My son is now 5. My husband never had a dad, so he didn’t learn a lot of things men know. Our son has always loved tools. We bought him toy tool sets. He never played with them. He wanted to play with Daddy’s REAL stuff. When he was almost 4, he told me he was going to “fix” our piano bench by taking the top off (it was loose). I was like, yeah, okay, whatever. I was washing dishes, and next time I looked he had 3 of the 4 screws completely OUT and had enlisted his 5-year-old sister to hold the lid while he took out the last screw. LOL I allowed him to do it so I could show my husband when he got home. He figures at this point, our son will be able to teach HIM a few things he needs to know!!! πŸ™‚ Our son always spends a lot of time nailing nails into pizza boxes. I had three girls before God gave me a boy. I’m loving it. So different! Love the “tree” idea!
    Thank you for sharing. πŸ™‚

  5. Oh, my. This was absolutely adorable. My “little” boy is now 11, but I well remember his fascination with trucks, tractors, and tools. I must admit I truly miss those toddler/preschool years. I am glad you are posting about Joshua’s experiences. It’s such fun to see his joy and enthusiasm. πŸ™‚

  6. So cute!!! Maybe someone could make him a “tree”. Something out of Styrofoam maybe, with a weighted base πŸ™‚

  7. My sons had a set of Home Depot toy power tools they LOVED. It was a chain saw, power drill, tool belt, and some other pieces I can’t remember. They were always fixing things indoors and out — great memories! Joshua is adorable — love the ear muffs!

  8. Our hearts melted when we saw this adorable picture. We have moved from the toy tools (which we had plenty for our youngest son to follow along with Daddy as he did projects). I think of this week when several were on our new projects with real tools – the time goes by fast. I feel so blessed that while the oldest has his own family, we live close enough and interact on almost a daily basis. It is a privilege to watch the generations the Lord is blessing us with – as I am sure Steve and Teri enjoy this about the grandchildren as well. In our family -Neither of us grew up the way we have raised our family. The enemy could have stolen this had we of followed the path prior to us, but learning to serve, trust and obey God changed it all. As we watch our sons work a project with dad, (and sometimes the granddaughters) or three generations of women work together on a project we never fail to remember how blessed we are. Our hearts are filled with overwhelming gratitude. We have been following your blog before your children married. Time moves quickly. Thank you for sharing your special moments with so many. A testimony of God’s goodness.

  9. So cute! πŸ™‚ That last photo of Joshua and his Grandpa is so precious. Thanks for sharing.

  10. Precious!!! Love the matching overalls!

    Our Joyanna is the same age and loves playing baby dolls. Joshua is “kaboom tree” every day and Joyanna is “Alanna play baby dolls” every day!

    Toddlers are so precious!

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