The last few weeks of school have been killing me. If you have kids, then you’ll understand. There’s a million and one things to be done at the schools.
You have field days, the required chorus concert for the middle school boy to lip sync during the entire performance, the bring your favorite book and beach towel day, the bring your favorite board game day, the walk to Putt Putt Golf day, and the bring your music and headphones day.
Umm, just to a name a few. I assure you there are more and we haven’t even made it to the final week of school yet.
We’ve had an entire week of Teacher Appreciation… three weeks before school gets out.
What happened to just sending in one gift the last week of school? Wasn’t one day enough? No offense, but our wallet is taking a beating providing different things for each day of the week.
We’ll have the end of year school parties this coming up week and then we’ll finally be done.
So when Granddad Rick said he was coming to town, we knew it was time to get out to the farm for some good old fashion fun. We had pretty weather, a four wheeler, target practice, and some tree climbing in store.
Granddad Rick spent 20 years in the Navy serving our country and is a gun aficionado. He’s the perfect guy to teach the boys about weapons and more importantly, weapon safety.
Even little Reid said he wanted to give it a try today which totally surprised me. As you can see, we had safety goggles and headphones.
Granddad Rick stayed close by coaching the boys while they shot at a target.
I think a lot of fish may have been killed today although Reid did hit the target a couple of times.
Grey was much more accurate. I think all the Airsoft wars have paid off now.
I love the fist pump when he checks the target.
Some four wheeling fun…
I think the oldest enjoyed it more than the younger…
During the last few weeks, Stew has worked hard to clear a path around the perimeter of the property so he and I hiked up the ginormous hill to check it out.
At the top of the hill, it levels out with some pretty, old growth trees…
Lots and lots of flowers were in bloom. I love the wildflowers which mother nature has provided.
And a large magnolia presented to me by the younger. How sweet is that?
I’m not sure if the oldest ever brought me flowers, but I do distinctly remember him catching bugs and giving them to me when he was about 3 years old.
Can we say I’m thankful for the bug catching phase to be over?
The oldest actually ran…
A fun filled day for sure!
Thanks to our friends Tony & Hailey for letting us borrow the four wheeler. The boys loved it!