Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Late Thanksgiving Report

I have a bit of catching up to do. Our best friends John and Elizabeth invited us (again) to John's parent's ranch in/near B*. We, like last time, had a wonderful time and were able to stay three days instead of only one. Here are the highlights of our wonderful Thanksgiving:

Even though we could cook here (indoors), we decided to mostly cook here (open flame is always preferred).

The ranch had 10 cows that we were able to feed. They were all female and pregnant. Bradley, being all-too-wise for his years, knew about pregnant women because of his mother. And learned a thing or two more from Uncle John. Here are a few treasures out of that monkey's mouth:

  • "Okay ladies, come to Papa." (Calling them to the feeding pens.)
  • "John, they can't move that fast, they're pregnant!" (After John told the cows to hurry up.)
  • "Moooooooooooo!!!" (We like to stress communication - even if it is with the animal kingdom.)
  • "Mom, I think being pregnant means that you're going to have a baby and your mean." (Yesterday, after I got mad over something small and unnecessary to get angry over.)

Emmy being VERY brave - thanks to LeeLee!

Bradley on John's shoulders being, well, less brave.

Emmy giving John some extra needed love. Emmy has him wrapped around that chunky little finger of hers.

Bradley and his treasures (various animal bones) found on the 300+ acre ranch.

Not all were found by him, but the next picture is definitely his favorite find considering his history of broken elbows.

Real highlights:

From L to R: John, LeeLee (Elizabeth), Steven, Mindy, Emmy, Bradley, Harriett & Frank (owners of the ranch). Thanks for the memorable time.


Lori said...

Looks like you had a great time!! The ranch is very pretty and your kids are still as cute as ever!

Tara said...

I love the picture of you and Emmi in the hammock! What a fabulous time you had!

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