Saturday, April 17, 2010

"Handy Buddy" is at it again!

Do you remember what Handy Buddy was up to the last time we saw him? Well, he's at it again, only instead of helping out a co-worker, he decided to make something for Quinn. He had some old scraps of wood, and an idea in his head. What started out looking like this.....







.....turned into THIS!!! A sandbox!





I am simply amazed by my husband's abilities when it comes to working with his hands. Like I've said before, he's built many other things, and never once has he drawn out a sketch or made plans, other than maybe writing down dimensions. He just gets a vision, and starts to saw the wood. I think it took him about two hours or so to creat this. And get this...he calls this relaxing! I myself would get stressed out just drawing the picture.


So after Quinn got up from his nap, we decided to surprise him with the sandbox. I ran out into the backyard, so I could get a picture of his sweet face when he saw it. He was saying "Ooooo Wow!"


Then he RAN to the sandbox to play, smiling the whole time.


And he got right to work with his beach toys. He shoveled sand, and filled his buckets and drove the trucks all over that sandbox.


And I'm not sure who was happier...Quinn, or Buddy.


Can you see the look on Buddy's face? He was so happy that the sandbox turned out, and that Quinn enjoyed it so. Quinn was clapping for joy! I love these two guys so much! I am so blessed to have a husband who is able to do so many tasks....tasks that most people would either go and purchase, or hire someone else to fix. Thank you Lord for a wonderful husband and a precious son!

5 comments:

Beth (A Mom's Life) said...

Wow! Buddy did a wonderful job. I know Quinn is going to have lots of fun playing in that this summer!

Pam said...

Way cool! Handy Buddy has a real gift for that! Will Quinn keep the sand in the sandbox? No matter how hard we have tried, my kids can't seem to keep the sand in the sand table, so we just fill it with water now.

Andrea said...

Brian made Tanner and Alex's sandbox a couple of years ago and they still play in it. Well, Alex plays in it...she makes her mud pies fron the sand. Needless to say she has more sand in her play house!!

Good Job!! Sandboxes are so much fun!!

Kim said...

Good Job Buddy! I know Quinn will really enjoy this.

Diane Teague said...

Nice sandbox. Is there any end to Buddy's talents? Great job.