Jake came home from work one day this week with an Iron Sheik action figure, given to him by a coworker for Gavin. Gavin thinks it's a pirate and was attached at the hip to it for a couple days, even waking up early yesterday asking for it (he did this by doing the Wiggles pirate dance when I opened the door to his bedroom yesterday morning). These pictures remind me of the winters of my childhood - WWF wrestling and severely chapped lips.
Yesterday Gavin's day only got better after the pirate dance. First, after lunch he got to see Daddy's car put on a tow truck, and drive behind the tow truck with Daddy's car to the shop to have the fuel pump replaced. Then, he got to watch a big truck pull up to our house and a little digger dig up our backyard to have the septic tank pumped. Luckily the septic pumping was planned, unlike the sudden death of the car. We had to have a septic inspection done for our adoption homestudy. Here's a bit of information for you - most septic tanks put in newer homes contain a filter, requiring the tanks to be emptied and the filter cleaned every 3-5 years.
showing how the digger works in 1st 2 pictures: