After our debacle last time, we decided to take the long way around through the sagebrush with no snow in sight.
When we stopped in Laurel we met the nicest old couple and talked all things kids and grandkids. Their outlook on the world and life was far sunnier than the gentleman we met last week. Kudos to James for doing all the driving with the trailer while I took on the sippycup/snack/toy/book/singing/I-spy duties. I'm still not sure who got the better end of the bargain but my van was definitely the loser and looks like some sort of baby/toddler armageddon occurred.
Saturday morning we headed out to the property to retrieve some yard tools/gear we had left and scavenge for any tools/gear we might need to inherit (or at least borrow until Dad comes to visit so he can help me with my projects :-). We had encouraged Matthew to wear his boots to the farm and his first task was heading out the play in the irrigation water:
And my .02 seconds playing with my camera's settings. I had grand plans of spending some quality time with my camera's manual and instructional dvd's on the ride down but there's no rest for the sippy cup/snack/toy retriever.
After a quick nap we headed to Lander's City Park with grandma and the kids. Catherine was all smiles as she played in the woodchips and grass and entertained the 7 year old who kept coming to play with her:
And one last group pic before lunch as we headed out (thanks to whoever taught Matthew the cheese face!):