Sunday, July 14, 2013

Weekend at Gram-Grampa's

A few weekends ago we made a trip to Iowa to visit Shannon's parents. Somehow lately both of their names have run together to form one big name...Gram-Grampa. It's rare that the kids mention one of them by themselves. They just go together so that must be why they now have one name!

It had been quite a while since we had been to Iowa. With all the medical stuff in the past year, it worked out more often that they came here.  The kids were super excited to do all the "regular" stuff--ride the 4 wheeler, ride the Bobcat, ride the tractor--plus Grampa had plans to make a bird house with the kids. He already had the pieces cut out and labelled so it made assembly easier. Adam got to use the air nailer. (insert comment from Shannon about how *he* never got to use an air nailer at that age!)

Sara even got in on the nailing action. I love the look on her face--she was really grunting.

While the two of them were arguing over who was going to sit on this little stool they found in the shed, I was able to get them to sit still for a quick snapshot.

Adam was so proud of his achievement!

Adam just loves to be outside. He was constantly in the shed trying to figure things out, digging thru bungees, and pestering Grampa for the next piece of equipment they could ride together! Of course Grampa doesn't mind. He just gets a nap when the kids do!

Sara doesn't want to miss out on the fun and gets in her share of rides, as well.

We also had a visit to Uncle Frank and Aunt Marlene's farm to see some baby calves. It was pretty rainy. Sara didn't like how loud the cows were mooing so she kept covering her ears.

Adam thought it might be neat to climb on a Combine...until Uncle Frank told him the story about how one caught on fire in the field and then Adam wouldn't go any closer to it!

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