Sunday, August 3, 2008

Visiting GrandpaR and GrandmaR

Every summer we travel to visit grandparents. While Anna has already met GrandpaR and GrandmaR, this was her first visit to their house in the country. Splitting wood, hunting toads, and making applesauce were all new activities to watch or participate in. Being a highly social child, Anna also enjoyed meeting new uncles, aunts, and cousins.

Here are a few photos of the trip.

Ed playing in the wood pile.

Anna finally agreed to hold her first toad. "He tickle me!" she said.

GrandpaR will split wood by himself so he made a hydraulic lift for the back of his tractor so he can drop the big logs in the perfect spot to split them. Here you can see him backing a log into the splitter.

CrazyMom discovered Buddy and Miss Bookworm in the yard one day reading. They had hauled chairs and a table to a shady reading spot. They also had their bucket of baby toads close by in case the toads would need anything.

GrandmaR showing Anna some photos.

We spent one of the afternoons playing all sorts of water stuff in the yard. We had some water balloon slingshots that we soon discovered could send the projectiles farther than were were expecting.

Here I am demonstrating that you don't really need three people to operate the slingshot.

Buddy wants you to think he drank a little too much water during the event, but he actually was filling water balloons with a hose.


The MSILF said...

Ok, Anna must be the cutest kid ever. I'm sure everyone is falling all over her. Do you get sibling rivalry problems? How do you handle them?

amy smith said...

buddy is hysterical! i read that, and then had to look twice at the photo... very clever!