After we wrapped up our fun week in Tamarack, Idaho we headed back to the Promised Land. With so many of us these days it's a little crowded for all of the out-of-towners to stay at Grandpa and Grandma's so our family stayed at Uncle Alan's. Aunt Heather is a wonderful hostess and I had a lot of fun staying with her. Grandma and Aunt Heather took turns cooking for us--we did not suffer from hunger.
There was a fun art session out in the yard as Ella finished up a water color piece she was making for her dadda. Uncle Alan and Caroline share a birthday and Aunt Heather made a special birthday dinner for the two of them on the actual day.
So fun to see these girl cousins develop relationships. They are girly and tom-boyish all at the same time. I can't believe how much Ella and Jill have come to look alike. I got them confused several times.
I wanted to take Miss Mia home with me--but her Mama would've missed her too much.
Sweet Teddy let Ezra borrow his dirt bike and four wheelers a lot while we were there. Thanks, Teddy. You are a very generous boy!
Teddy also acted as chauffeur for Uncle Tadd, Nora and Henry.
Lucas's attempt at a photo bomb. It's a little harder to do after reconstructive knee surgery : )
Uncle Tadd sold his old bike and bought a new one on our vacation.
I must say that I really enjoyed being around these two puppies. Wrangler is the golden and Sprocket is the Californian Labradoodle. They were both so well behaved and calm--unless they were wrestling with each other, of course. Nora has always been petrified of dogs. In the past her fear has included these two dogs. But after spending a week in Tamarack with them and another week at Aunt Heather's she forgot to be afraid and even says she now likes dogs. I'm not sure that liking extends beyond Wrangler and Sprocket, but we'll take it one step at a time.
Levi was anxious to show the others how to grind wheat with a rock. Unfortunately, the wheat just wasn't ripe enough and it didn't work out.
Daddy and son had a few chances to go our for some rides together and enjoy what they both love--wide open spaces, ripe wheat fields, blue skies, fresh air, motorized vehicles and the smell of dirt bike exhaust.
There are many, many things we all miss about living around these parts--not the least of all the people--it was nice to enjoy some time there this summer!