Tuesday, May 18, 2010

To Grandmother's House We Go

My Grandma and her boyfriend recently bought some property about forty-five minutes from us and we headed up to check it out recently.

It's pretty out in the middle of nowhere. Really out in the middle of nowhere. We had to off road it to get to where they'd parked their fifth wheel. Oh yes, I said fifth wheel. They bought 20 acres of completely undeveloped land. No electricity. No water. But there are trees. Lots of trees.

Preston loved every second of it. Every single second. Not that we were surprised he's a little boy, this was heaven to him.

We hiked. The first time, Preston walked with us. It was a disaster. At least on the hiking front. Preston had to stop at almost every single patch of flowers to pick at least one, sometimes more, and then we had to put them in his pocket and zip them up. It was adorable. But it made it hard to keep up with everyone else.

The next time we hiked we tossed Preston into the backpack and poor Brad got to pack him around. Preston was less than thrilled about this at first. Then he seemed to start to enjoy it. He got to see everything without having to pay attention to where he was walking and added bonus he got to relax and enjoy the ride.

It was especially nice for Preston when it began to rain and we just pulled out his canopy and he stayed dry while the rest of us got wet on the hike back to the car.

The rain did end our day at Grandma's house property. And rain it did. When I was trying to get Preston situated in the car, I was getting soaked!

Luckily for Preston he did the tractor riding earlier in the day. He was obsessed with the tractor and was not thrilled when it was time to leave the tractor alone.

I'm sure we'll be back, especially with warmer weather coming!


Andrea said...

What a fun time! Except for the getting soaked part. What is it about boys and tractors? So cute.

Unknown said...

So sorry I never emailed you! I just never found the time to sit down and do it. So I'll just comment on every one of your posts instead! First off, I love that your Grandma has a boyfriend...so cute! This looked like the perfect boy experience! I love the picture with Preston holding the wildflowers!