Tuesday, October 12, 2010
City Boys, Country Boys
The places my boys know best are Brooklyn, New York and Northern Vermont. Their experiences are towards the extremes of population density: super urban or super rural. We need to visit the 'burbs more to round things out a bit. Andrew walked all through my parents' 100+ year old farm house and noticed "there are NO neighbors in this apartment!" Poor boy is still sorting things out.
This last trip was a long weekend that we packed with little visits with friends and family. We covered a lot of ground.
We stayed at my mom and dad's. My mom definitely has an eye for decor...even her porch was decorated for fall! Unfortunately Isaac disagrees with almost all of her design decisions. These pumpkins in the antique, child-sized wheel barrow? It just looks better all dumped in the yard.
We stopped in to visit my friend Loralee. Loralee lives on farm. She and her husband raise chickens and pigs, have a large garden (enough food for year round produce!) and a Christmas Tree plantation! And they've only just begun! She has two boys, Timothy 3 1/2 and Patrick 1 1/2 and Timothy is able to catch the chickens and hold them! He was walking around with a chicken under one arm while explaining to me the chicken's breed, where the chicken sleeps and where to find the eggs! It was adorable!
Unfortunately I didn't get any pictures of Farmer Tim holding his chicken. But I did catch Isaac and Patrick trying out their chicken catching.
At one point during our visit, Loralee throws open her front window and yells to Timothy, "TIMOTHY! Be GENTLE with the CHICKENS!" which I can safely say I have never, ever yelled out my front window. Ever.
Dave and the boys stopped in to visit Dave's brother while my mom and I slipped away to do some shopping. Uncle Josh has LOTS of toys, and Andrew's favorite is easily the four-wheeler. When Josh rides him around Andrew stares at all of the gauges and numbers on the dashboard. Josh stopped for a minute and Andrew pointed to the speedometer and said, "Ok! Now I want to go THIS fast, but backwards!"
And on our last day there, we stopped in at the Vermont Corn Maze. It was pretty incredible. Better, dare I say, than the Queens Corn Maze we did last month.
We met our friend Erin and her son, Henry there, and troopers that they are, they braved the maze with us. It was beautiful and lots of fun!
And that was the stories of the weekend.
The end. ;)
Posted by Dave at 7:46 PM