So after a couple of hours in the backyard, doing some raking, cutting down some vines etc. Christopher and I loaded up the Bucket of Rocks and went to the lake.
Bucket of Rocks? What is that you ask? One of my better ideas if I say so myself. Homer bucket from Home Depot and a 50 lb bag of rocks used for cement. Total: $9.
Now he can go to the lake and throw in rocks without having to scrounge for them or take them from around the pool.
So he and I loaded up 3-4" of rocks and walk to the lake. We threw them one at a time, a handful at a time, high in the air, underhanded. You name it, we probably did it.
After that he wanted to build a fire, so we came back, chopped some left-over wood from his sandbox and other projects and built a nice little fire. Of course what he REALLY wanted was to put it out with the hose, but I made him wait.
After it burned most of the way we got the hose and played fireman!