Thursday, June 6, 2013

The Farm

My mom, Olivia and I got to take a special trip to "the farm" last weekend. It was pretty much a perfect 5 days. OK, the 6 hour drive there on Wed night may not have been perfect, but it certainly could have been worse! I think Olivia and I had a great week of special mommy/daughter bonding time, she and Grandma got the same thing and she is much happier to spend time with Grandma now, and my grandparents got to know her better and see her growing up, too. She was always a little hesitant of Granddad, but would often stop her fussing to smile at him and eventually even walked through the yard holding his hand. The farm is right by train tracks and by the end of the stay Olivia would get really excited when she heard a train whistle and liked looking out at it roaring by. He just had a pacemaker put in and it was really good to be able to be there to help around the house and just give some love and support. I am so thankful for medical technology and the ways we have that allow us to continue enjoying life and our loved ones for many MANY years to come. I've mentioned before how much the farm means to me and how many incredibly special memories I have of our times there and I am thrilled that our kids can now start storing up their own memories, too :) We also got to spend time with lots of extended family at my cousin Christy's wedding. Such special memories! Enjoy the pictures!

just look at that adorable swimsuit!

checking out the chickie house on the farm

Grammy and Olivia

Grandma and Olivia. Olivia loved walking on that brick path :)

Saying hello to Ruby

What's in the well?

Not so sure about the wagon at first

too adorable


tasting a lemon. she liked it at first, then-not so much.

gathering the eggs with Granddad!

bedtime story with Grandma

I just love this picture

they both had a blast on the swing!

Look at her smile! So much fun!

a women's fellowship breakfast we got to attend with Grammy

a lego car to keep her entertained

at cousin Christy's wedding. Could she be any cuter? nope. 

dressed up and playing in the dirt. perfect :)

I told her to laugh and she did!

I have no idea who this older couple is but they were dancing the grand march like they were 45 instead of 94! It was awesome!

My mom's cousin Jenifer and Jerald always lead the Grand March at family weddings. I was trying to give an idea of how many people participated. It was awesome!

Christy was gorgeous. She and Ryan teach ballroom dancing so their first dance was incredible!

This is a panoramic shot of all 28 of us eating breakfast!

cleaning off the old dishes for the old play kitchen. 

playing the hose water. she loved it!

she played for a LONG time with the kitchen

love this one, too. Granddad and Olivia holding hands :)

smelling the flowers she picked from the garden with Grammy

I accidentally said "park" as we were driving past this park and Olivia got REALLY excited so we made a spontaneous stop to play for a few minutes :)

Lots of my 2nd cousins, whom I love so dearly:
Joel (Lindsay's bf), Heath, Grayson and Erin, David, Lindsay, Whitney, Mark and Talon, Cameron, Michael, me and Olivia, Jody (Michael's gf), Kerrie and Kyler, Colin

1 comment:

Erin said...

It looks like you and Olivia had a woderful trip to the farm. I love her little swim suit!