Isn't this just the prettiest place? They moved here about five years ago. They now raise acres of alfalfa and are the hardest working retired people we know!
There is a tree house that our Uncle Richie built the tree house and swing and Opa added the slide. It it s a great spot, I am actually reading a magazine while the kids play!
After the rest of the cousins showed up there were lots of water fights. Poor Oma!
Opa took everyone down to his friends dairy farm to milk the cows. They had a great time in the back of his old truck. I spent the whole time picturing what could happen to a truckload of kids with no seat belts but of course they were fine.
A major hit of the whole event was when Opa arranged to borrow his neighbors little pony for the kids to take turns riding. This was soooo much fun! Here are my boys being cowboys. That is the a view of their alfalfa fields and the mountain behind. So pretty.
Joshua loved the pony! He kept insisting it was "my horse!" If they were lucky he let the other kids ride too but I think he managed more rides than anybody.
We finished up with fireworks on the fourth. My kids have never really been allowed to stay up long enough to participate in this one so they really loved doing this with Uncle Glendon. That kid in the background in orange is Matthew. I thought that was great symbolism to have my kid in a picture with fireworks since William and I had our first date 19 years ago on the fourth. Wow!
It sure was a fun trip! We will now return to our regularly scheduled Sunday update. Thanks for your patience!