Monday, October 6, 2008


We (meaning the munchkins and I-Chad had to go to Chicago) just got back from a beautiful weekend at my Grandma's farm in Walnut Grove, Minnesota. Yes, the land of Laura Ingalls Wilder. The farm isn't too far from Plum Creek. Jealous?

My GrandPa Sam was a farmer. My Uncle Jeff is a farmer. My kids want to be farmers after this weekend. Here is why:

You get to sit in a combine wheel well.

You get to ride in a gigantic combine and learn all about corn and beans.

You get to spend time with Uncle Jeff.

You get to harvest 8 rows of corn at one time in this beast.

You get to drive a John Deere. What could be better than that?

You get to harvest corn in the fall.

The kids had so much fun! Uncle Jeff was so gracious with his time and taught the kids all about farming. They got to ride in the gigantic combine (I have never seen a combine that was as big as this one. The pictures do not do it justice.) and in the big John Deere tractor. He taught them about corn and harvesting and then they got to pick a few ears and pick off the kernels. Madeline's thumbs were raw she plucked so much corn off the ear. When Uncle Jeff was busy or at home, they spent their time catching bugs and just enjoying the country air. It was a fabulous weekend and we can't wait to go back!


Bethany said...

Oh my goodness, Manda! What a dream weekend for them! That is so awesome that their uncle gave his time like that.

I am pretty sure Bub would poop his pants if he ever got to ride in something like that. Actually, I am pretty sure he would poop his pants anyway, mostly because he just did last night, for no other apparent reason.

Hope you had a great time relaxing with family. If you ever are stuck with a weekend where Chad is gone again, the Avenue of the Saints has finally become 4 lanes ALL THE WAY down here. It's about a four hour ride, and we have the guest room, and the zoo is free, along with a ton of other great free things here in the city. We really have the best of both worlds here now that we live farther away from the city (30 minutes) but closer to Iowa (by an hour! woohoo!).

Seriously, you are always welcome, and we have a guest room!

And those kids! So cute I just wanna squeeze those cheeks! :)

Bethany said...

Did I mention the guest room?

Michalle said...

I can't get over how old Eli looks in these pics!! Glad you had a great certainly was beautiful weather!