We had a few adventures today but it is late and I don’t have time to compile them all into one blog post.
Today we GOT OUT OF THE HOUSE! Thank goodness! We ended up trekking over to my sister Kelli’s house and bringing her food and visiting her cows of course!
Gannon has never seen a cow but you couldn’t tell by the way he wasn’t afraid of them AT ALL. He even let one LICK HIM! He reached out and was petting the cows, he was so cute with them.
Gannon is quiet but he certainly isn’t afraid of much of anything! He will blow bubbles in the bath tub, stick his head under the faucet while the bathtub is filling, lay on his tummy in the tub, crawls up the slide before he can even walk! This proved true again when we visited the cows.
We were on a walk the other day. A young boy was riding in the tractor with his dad when they passed us on the road. We waved and Carver sighed as they pulled out of sight. “I wish I could be so lucky to ride in a tractor with my daddy.”
This afternoon he said it again: “Mom I wish I was lucky enough to ride with daddy in the tractor.”
While this seems like a simple request, Craig isn’t always in the best field or the best location for a tag along. Today he wasn’t in a tractor hardly at all, he was running around “putting out fires” which is a lot of fixing and moving machinery and keeping everyone else moving and going.
After we got home from our adventure (read more about that later in the week) about 7:45 rolled around and I was going to start getting the boys ready for bed when I got a call from Craig inviting us to the farm! He just had a few things to wrap up and “could use Carver’s help.”
We hadn’t seen Craig since last Sunday when he got to come home “early” at 6:30 pm. We’ve seen him before he leaves on the morning and Carver went down and ate supper with him at 10 pm the other night. We MISS him but it is so cool to see him totally in his element, totally in love with what he’s doing. He just lights up when he’s doing what he loves and his enthusiasm is contagious. We had so much fun visiting him.
Gannon was getting cold and Carver was having too much fun. I ended up taking Gannon home and getting him a bath while Carver got “so lucky” to stay with Daddy at the farm to keep on fixing.
Carver made Craig’s boss a birthday card (happy birthday Tom!) so we dropped that off at the farm office. Carver just adores everything on “Tom’s farm” including Craig’s coworkers. Carver got to chat with Jerry and scoop up feed. Craig says he was in heaven.
I’m typing this at about 9:30 pm and no sign of the boys yet. I promised Craig I would stay up and eat supper with him so I figured I would squeeze in a blog post.
Not much on tomorrows agenda: finish up laundry, some meal prepping, picking up sticks in the yard, going on a walk with mom, and maybe we will get to ride in the tractor with Craig if we are “lucky” 😉
What is on your agenda for Sunday?
As I farm wife my heart swells with this post. It means so much to those little ones to spend time with their Dads. Use every chance to make them apart of that farm. So many life lessons are easily passed on in those moments.
Betty is so right!! Heck, I still enjoy a few rounds on the tractor with my hubby!! A farm is a wonderful place for the boys to get to spend time with daddy and learn about life.
Those photos are priceless. I predict the one of the boys with their daddy will be one of your favorites forever.
Getting to ride a round with daddy was always the best! I married Navy and my Dad was renting out his ground when my kids were old enough to ride a round. We always came home over 4th of July and the guy who farmed for my Dad was more than happy to take my kids for a round or two. His kids were too old and he always said he enjoyed the company. He even let them steer! Thanks Farmer Dave; you’re the best!
Oh, these pictures are just wonderful! So much joy and love! Good memories being made! Those are happy boys. Keep up the good work, Kalissa!
I was a dairy farm kid. These are the BEST memories 🙂 I wish you all many years of making memories your children will have forever! 🙂