Saturday, July 5, 2008

A New Cousin!!

Meet Calvin and Noah's new cousin...

Since both of the boys are as yet deprived of having any real cousins, Oma pointed out that Elmer, the new baby horse, could be considered one. They both had no problem with this.


As always, the latest trip to West Plains didn't disappoint. There were animals to chase, 4wheelers to ride, weapons to shoot, and water to splash. It is every little boys' dream.

After a few driving lessons from Aunt Mary,I found Noah perched on the littlest 4wheeler. He was pressing the big red start button and making the "vroom, vroom" sounds that he knew he should be hearing. Thank goodness he couldn't quite manage the throttle.

The biggest slide of Calvin's life:


Noah got to have his first ride on The Banana. (He only fell off once and was quickly rescued by Uncle Louie.)


Uncle Sidney inspired the boys to start practicing their baseball skills. Noah just couldn't figure out how to get to the other side of the fence.

wishful thinking...

6 comments:

LONICA said...

Looks like a good trip. Sounds like fun. My nephew was given lessons in riding a quad too, while in Mexico. It reall is a bit scary when they start out at such a young age!

Kristin said...

Your boys are so cute, I love the last shot, so sweet. A horse for a cousin would be better than some cousins I've got.

Laurie said...

Horses as relatives are completely acceptable to me. Love that last pic. I'm concerned about letting my boys near ATVs since they play the xbox game and purposefully crash!

Valerie said...

Wow, Carolee, looks like you guys have been having lots of fun. Isn't it just great visiting family? That's so great that your boys have such fun aunts and uncles to play with. I'll call you soon, so we can really catch up.

Luke.Emrie.Miles said...

I can relate to Noah and not being able to find my way around a barrier, poor kid, but what a great photo it made :) And he looks like he's slimmed down a little bit, must be all the horseback riding? Fun trip! Wish we had a place in the country to visit.

Kristin said...

Love your new heading picture, so cute.