On Wednesday, the weather was gorgeous, so we headed to a park to play. There was a little 3-year-old boy there, and Ian included him just like another little sibling, while Annaliese basically did her own thing. They both had lots of fun.
|Love the look of joy on her face with her butterfly wings blowing in the air behind her.|
|Climbing what they call "The Hot Dog Ladder" (the blue links look like hot dogs)|
|Weight off our shoulders for sure!|
|Yep, all that is ours, in the city limits. So excited!|
|It wasn't as scary as I thought it would be!|
|The book he has read SEVERAL times is "Usborne Illustrated Stories for Boys".|
And it's not a trip back to Grandma and Grandpa's without a bit of lawn mower driving. We kept teasing Ian he needed to practice because it will be his job to mow the lawn at the new house. This time Grandpa hooked the wagon up in back so Annaliese and Lacey could ride along. If only the mower was the same color as the wagon...
On Sunday, we spent Father's Day with my dad's side of the family. My aunt and uncle run a dairy farm not far from my parents and they hosted the event. I'm pretty sure it was the first time Annaliese had been that close to cows before, and she was a bit timid, but so was Ian, who has been there at least once before (but that was probably a few years ago and he may have forgotten...). It's amazing how far farming has come from when I was a kid and helped milk during the summers. They have 6 robots that now do it- no more squatting down and possibly getting kicked. More than that, there are computers that drop the feed and clean the alleyways, and they have a system that presses all the liquid out of the manure, removing the smell, and that becomes the bedding the cows lay on. I just marveled at the whole operation.
Love trips back home!