The kids had a blast helping run the excavator and digging in the dirt.
I did my part by holding the grade scale (is that even the proper term?), tape measure and taking the kids off my husbands hands for a few hours. My dad even came over to help out while I took the kids to lunch.
After a few hours my husband had the entire trench measured and dug for the footers.
The inspector is supposed to come out today to hopefully (crossing fingers) sign off so we can move forward with pouring the footers. We're still about 3 weeks out for framing, but it's definitely coming along. Yesterday, I signed for the garage doors and were getting ready to place our order for all the wood, windows and front mudroom door (still deciding on a new front door). While we wait for the next step, the kids have been having a blast playing in the dirt and holes.