Monday, August 18, 2008

Farm Vacay

Well, we've been back from our farm trip for over a week or two. We had a great time! I'll just highlight a few fun things.

We celebrated Andi's 3rd Birthday. She and her cousin who also had a birthday shared a pinata. Of course, it's a cowboy boot full of yummy goodies!



While we were there, we went boating on the Columbia River twice. No water skiing for me- Next summer, though, I'll be going for it! The kids really enjoyed tubing. They each took a turn riding with daddy and even the 2 big girls went together without daddy. They all really liked just jumping off the back of the boat into the river. Ainslee decided she would do no-handed cartwheels off the back. Here she is in action. I tell you, she is a fish! Ashley and Andi tentatively jumped in- I think they're whimps like me. Icky cold water! But little Spencer boy would stand on the back of the boat and just slowly slide right down in. Without a care in the world! No crying, no fear! We'd just turn around and there he was- in the water!


We took a really fun hay ride into the 'back forty' which is the land that is not farmed. Everyone was in the hay trailer except for Grandpa Rice and Uncle Chad who were driving. We sang farm songs and went exploring, finding old-OLD-farm treasures. There was a car (20's, 30's, 40's?), farm equipment, a bathtub, wood, etc.


When we go every year, we go during the time of the county fair that has a rodea. I mean, like a real one where real bull riders ride! The girls loved it this year, especially the women doing the barrel rides. Here is Cory with his newly acquired cowboy hat. Yes, he grew chops just for the farm. He also bought cowboy boots and cowboy jeans. He looks pretty authentic. Just needs a belt buckle now!


The second night we were there, they had a parade and the kids had a blast gathering candy. Only one marching band, but lots of HUGE farm equipment. This is the smaller of the large tractors!


We did a million other things and we had a wonderfully fun time seeing Cory's family again. It'll be fun when my family gets together for a reunion in 2009. We'll have 2 more members by then- maybe more (Scott? Tiffany?).

9 comments:

Jessica said...

It was great seeing you guys! The kids had so much fun together. Jake was talking about Andi for days!

The Bentleys said...

haha.. oh my gosh, i LOVE reading your posts. Your kids are getting so big!! Wow!! oh, and congrats again on baby numero 5!! So when do we get to see you guys again? Have you even met my Rog?

The Bentleys said...

hahaha... that was supposed to just say Rog. Not MY Rog. At first I put my hubby... anyways,... haha

Jessie said...

Kelly-
Who knows when we'll meet up!?! It may just be a "long distance relationship" for us for a while! I feel like I know 'your' Rog though we've never met. Love to read blogs!

Lindsey said...

What a fun trip jess! The final countdown is on for you! Getting closer for me...

Shumster said...

What a lot of family fun for you guys. I love Cory in the cowboy hat! Spencer is getting so big. Hope to see you soon if we can make it work. We will be in town this weekend.

Leslie said...

That tractor is huge!! You've had a busy summer. Now time for new baby! Have you picked a name yet??

-Sydney- said...

All right Cory, Cowboy up! Looks like you guys had a LOT of fun. Ainslee cracks me up. I don't think I would even be that brave!

Ellie said...

Good for people to know.