Saturday, August 31, 2013

Build a Ship in a Day

One day Nathan decided he wanted to make a ship.

So, he took some paper, some tape, and began:

When he was done, he had a master ship.


We were even able to load some cattle aboard.


But then we had a problem....

How do we get the master ship into the harbor?

Make a tug boat.



A beautiful little creation.




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Monday, August 26, 2013

Mechanic Man

Nathan loves to fix things.

Here he is fixing the wheel on the riding tractor that got ran over by the van.





He did a great job and the tractor is still going.

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Friday, August 23, 2013

Biker Abi

Biker Abi was all decked out in her Goth Biker outfit.  


I thought she was actually quite cute.

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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Cowboy Jonny

As of late, Jonny has been declaring his intentions to be a rancher when he grows up.  He wants to have horses and cows and wear 'cowboy clothes'.

Here are some pictures of Cowboy Jonny and his calf:





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Thursday, August 08, 2013

Quote from Abi:

When it is spitting outside, it`s really rain in small packages!

Great encouragement for a Farmer in a drought always looking for rain.  LoL

Thursday, August 01, 2013

Mount Rushmore Part 2

Here we are...we finally made it.


There is a walk way that leads to the observation area that has all the flags of the US on poles.



Abi, Nate, and Jonny found the Kansas flag and stood underneath it.  
(I was going to take a picture of the flag but it was all wrapped up over the pole :( )


From the observation deck:


The Fam hiked down the trail and took a perch under the faces.


The Fam posing on the rocks.


The Farmer thought of this next one.  He thought it would be very memorable and maybe some day they can take their kids and do the same thing. 


Ethan wasn't overly cooperative at this time as he was getting hungry and tired.
But we finally got him in the picture long enough to snap one.  


From the Mount, we headed south to the Wind Cave....coming up next!


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Mount Rushmore

While visiting my dad in Scottsbluff, the Farmer decided to take a day trip up to Mount Rushmore with the family.

Here the family is out on a walk to take a closer look at some buffalo.


Funny Story:  As we were starting down the hill on this 'non-trail' route to look at the buffalo, I made a simple comment about "This reminds me of our honeymoon." (you know, the one where the Farmer led me off the trail and into poison oak)  Anyway, right after I took the below picture, I got stung!  It HURT! And the Farmer's response: "See, when you say things like that it always comes back to bite you in the butt."  LOL


After we got back to the car and started down the road, a buffalo walked right by on the road.  Does anyone else see the humor in that???


Our first view of the Mount


While traveling, we took the back road.  We drove through several tunnels.  They were very cool and the kids loved them.  We did think it a bit crazy that on all these one lane roads, people would get out and walk all along the road causing more travel jamming. 


The other really cool thing along our route were these one lane roads. They were very narrow with hardly any shoulder surrounded by trees.  Very cool.


We're getting closer.


Once at the park, we started counting license plates. We saw 29 different states in just the few hours we were there.  


I'll put the rest of the pictures in other posts so that they don't get too long.


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