We visited my hometown at the end of June, flying up so that T1 could meet my family and receive his baby blessing, and choosing to go in June because a cousin of mine would be leaving for his 2 year mission that week. We had a wonderful time, T1 was thoroughly spoiled with attention, and now my parents are going through withdrawals without their grandson around.
My dad with T1.
At the family reunion of my mom’s side.
With his great-great-grandmother.
That is T1′s great-grandmother taking the jetski out for a spin! What a fox she is. She tried to slalom ski later. Having a dairy keeps you fit even into your 70′s!
TH and I went out for a spin on the jetski. (He made me let him drive when we got close to the camera so you would all see what a stud he is.)
My parents bought a pack n’ play for him for that weekend. Did I mention how spoiled he is? They said they couldn’t believe how expensive it is to have a grandchild.
I read Eating Animals while I was home (my dairy farm grandparents and rancher grandparents weren’t at all excited about the title) and I’ll be posting about it soon. Thanks to TH for taking this picture of me!
T1 in the rocking chair that his great-great-grandfather made. I loved this chair as a kid. It’s had my naked bum imprinted on the leather many times.
I enjoyed sleeping in with my little family next to me.
T1 had his bath in a metal bowl in the kitchen sink. Not quite as comfortable as the PUB tub but it worked.
Sunday was baby blessing day. I love the photos we took in the trees by the church afterward!
I have no idea what is going on here.
We joked that C was going to have to give his iPhone up to T1 while he was gone on his mission (missionaries don’t have personal cell phones).
Aunt Shay and Uncle Dan drove all the way up from Utah for the blessing! We love them for that.
I llllllllooooooooooooovvvvvvveeeeeeeeee this picture. Capital letters LOVE.
The new missionary. He’s one of the double cousins in case you’ve been following the double cousins thread on Formspring.
I had lots of helpers. I don’t think I had to feed him myself even once while we were there.
How cute are my cousins? Bouquets like this are kind of a waste of fruit (we ate the leftover of course) but fun to eat.
This is how we do lunch at my aunt’s house in the country.
One of my double cousins, also a budding photographer.
TH took this picture of me. I like that I look young.
A five generation photo! From left to right, T1′s mom (me, duh), T1′s great-great-grandmother, T1′s other great-great-grandmother, T1′s grandma, and T1′s great-grandma.
On Sunday afternoon we visited my dad’s field of organic snap peas.
The organic farmer in his element.
The Pole enjoying his favorite Washington activity.
That Sister is so stinkin’ cute.
I still can’t really believe I got this close to a bee. This is the bloom in an organic carrot seed field.
My dad was much braver than I, he was only a few feet away from the hives!
I discovered a special talent I never knew I had. Apparently I am an expert at throwing peas up in the air and catching them in my mouth while standing in the middle of a field. My dad even threw some for me to catch and I snagged those as well. Who knew?!?!?
Back to the whole “T1 is spoiled by his grandparents” thing, here he is sleeping in the swing they bought for him.
On our last day there we had a barbecue and invited a bunch of friends over.
Everyone admired his bald head.
The kids got filthy jumping on the trampoline and running in the dirt, and then ate their ice cream cones without washing their hands. Isn’t country life the best?
That Sister can feed babies a bottle with no hands. Major skills!
Our last morning there we spent some time playing on what used to be my baby blanket. Some were stressed by its pink hue, but I didn’t see what the big deal was. Real baby boys love pink.
Our trip ended much the way it began (scroll back up to the top of the post ).
We’re looking forward to our next Washington trip already! A little video I made of the video footage from our trip: