Baby Corbs loves the bauk bauks
everyone has to help because we are way outnumbered around here
too hot to snack outside some days so we snack on the floor in the kitchen with the fans
the "girls' fort" aka just found a spot and took it as is
wiped out cousins Carson and Gage
The boys' fort, aka a whole weeks worth of 9-5 labor and teamwork
sister cousins Kate and Adelle
the daily slop run, highlight of most days
zucchini for sale!! $30 profit earned
Home sweet home
Ah! it pooped on my hand when I went in to swoop it up!
My happy farmer taking it one swing at a time
Emmett and Dad
adventures on top of the silo
two of my loves
I attempted to mow the lawn with my ol push mower but it got stuck in tall grass so now I am blogging instead. I would be on the rider lawnmower except that Farmer Jeff thought it would be a fun idea to let our 5 year old drive the lawn mower and therefore it is now broke and our lawn, more like, weeds, are out of control.
And I get it, "their farm kids" like he tells me, but when I am casually making dinner and I look out my window to my sweet Emmett driving the lawn mower, pulling the trailer filled with all the cousins, my mouth drops and I have to watch in slow motion as the kids are hollering at him which way to go and how fast and while looking back at them he drives up onto the concrete barrier and the next thing I know they crash and since then, no lawn mower. Not a bad crash, thankfully, and everyone is fine and sure, I'm the mom so of course I am over reacting but really. And when my husband takes a detour on our way home the other night to look at buying a new lawn mower it's all I can do to bite my tongue. I personally don't think buying a new lawn mower is the solution but then again, what do I know.
Bless Emmett. He did know what he was doing, it was the dang herd of kids he was hauling that messed it all up for him but if you know kids it was bound to happen.
And bless Braxton because he was sharing his chore, which he adores doing, with his little brother. And Braxton is really good at driving down and getting the slop for the pigs and hauling all the kids with him so bless him for doing chores.
And bless Adelle because she has shown me how she drives the lawn mower and dang that girl is fast and good at it but now that we don't have a lawn mower to drive she doesn't get to.
And bless Gage because he looks cute in the back trailer and thank goodness he hasn't asked to drive.... yet.
And bless my farmer. Bless him as he continues to learn the difference between toys and heavy machinery and bless him to realize that when I not so lovingly ask, "why was he even driving?" that I'm not undermining his role as a parent, I'm just curious to why little people are doing big things around here.
But most of all bless me. Bless me to let it go and move on and accept the fact that he will always be the kids favorite parent and I will always be the party crasher.
And please bless us to always remember these summer days. They are glorious.