After the success of building a den at my parents' house last week, the boys had plans for some wood they found in the shed at the weekend.
Whilst I took the opportunity to clean out the kitchen cupboards while they were in their empty post-holiday state, and before I did the shopping to fill them up again, the boys and daddy set to work.
They needed a saw, a drill, a sander, and some other odds and ends.
And here are the finished results.
Firstly they wanted to demonstrate their Roman 'Tortoise' defensive position.
And here they are with their own shields.
James and Calum made the two Captain America ones, David made the big Roman one. David found his shield too heavy to carry though and so Calum gave him his smaller one and took the bigger one instead.
Now I just need to get them working on those three loose planks in the back fence behind them!
Oh, and thanks for the lovely Congratulations messages on our Anniversary too. Did anyone notice that I was wearing my wedding pearls in the up-to-date photo too? I forgot to mention that. They were my wedding present from my husband and are still probably my most favourite piece of jewellery he has given me.