We were lucky enough to be able to find some time to spend on the family ranch over the weekend. We all really enjoyed ourselves. It's so nice to get some fresh air and get a little dirty...all while visiting Gma and Papa at the same time. It was incredibly windy the entire weekend...but it didn't stop us, although it took Liam's breath away a few times.
All of our kiddos love animals. And Liam is no different. This calf, April, spent a lot of time at the ranch house with Gma and Papa....so, she thinks she is a pet and loves attention.
The kids were able to ride the horses....which they love. Brody was a little scared/nervous at first...and giggled nervously throughout his rides. But it was so cute.
Note to Brody-------Mommy has never really been a fan of horses, so I think you are AWESOME for even doing it!
Aunt Kati helped with the horse rides. She is so special to my kids. They love her.
Brody the Super Cowboy...cape and all.
Teagan did his part to help too.
Teagan was so excited to visit the ranch. He even wore his super tight Wrangler jeans. (At the end of the day....mom and Teagan both decided that it would be the last day for the jeans, until they are passed down to Brody. I told him when they are hurting your privates, they are too tight.)
So happy. Just where he wanted to be.
Teagan and Kamryn. Seriously cute to watch them ride together.
This girl has no fear. She was practically on a horse before I even got out of the car. So glad that my kids can experience these things.
Kamryn loves her daddy. And I loved watching John walk the kids around on the horses. I had such sweet, content feelings during our time with the horse rides. We are truly blessed and I am so grateful for my husband and beautiful, healthy children.
We are also blessed to have Gma. The kids love her to death and talk about her all the time. She is one of those Gmas that will play and play and play with the kids. Anything to spend time with them. She'll even volunteer to change a stinky diaper to spend time with them. We're lucky to have her.
As we were driving out to see the horses, Teagan said, "I've always been a cowboy." It was so cute.
Daddy, Liam, and April.
Teagan, Kamryn, and the binoculars. I'm thinking that he had them backwards most of the time...but still had a good time playing with them.
Papa taking a break after branding cattle. This is how a cowboy naps.
At the ranch we stayed in the camping trailer. It was nice to be loud and obnoxious and to have a little space of our own at the end of the day. And the kids thought it was soooo cool.
The 3 older kids slept on the bunks and had such fun doing so.
Kamryn's favorite part of the trailer was probably looking at herself in the mirror. I caught her several times making faces, looking at her teeth, or flipping her hair around. It was pretty funny.
So, we were able to enjoy time at the ranch and also see John's Gma and Great Aunt Leathra. We also had time at the cemetary where John's baby sister, Gpa, and other relatives are buried. All in all.....it was an awesome weekend.
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