Sunday, July 18, 2010

The Chimney

Well I finally took all my kids back to the farm. I grew up on the farm well and had lots of wonderful memories there with my Grandparents. I wanted my kids to really experience some of the fun things that I did. It was a bit different since my Grandmother passed away about 4 years ago and my Grandfather has since remarried but even with the difference we all had fun. It was a very short visit due to circumstances beyond our control and I regret how short it was. One fun memory we had growing up was going out to the chimney and roasting hot dogs and marshmallows on coat hanger wires. That is what we did the first night. Bonnie my Grandfathers new wife made sure that was the first the we did.

We hopped on the back of the truck
ALL of us.... and drove out to the chimney that's a little ways back on the farm. It use to be a house and the only thing left of it is the chimney.

And tried to start the fire....

and tired....(the boys really pushed me out of the way so they could get it started) BOYS....
And We have fire!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Success. They were so proud of themselves.

And finally we can eat
And just relax and enjoy each others company.
This is Grandma Bonnie and she made my kids feel so at home. I am grateful for her. And glad she is part of the family.

And this is my Grandfather. He so enjoys having the great grand kids around.

Part of the experience of "the chimney" is taking card board boxes out there and sliding down the hill. I didn't get any pictures of that becuase well I was just too scared I would fall down the hill and bust my butt . The kids got absolutely filthy doing it but had a blast. One tick in a very special area and 7 baths later everyone was fast asleep in bed. That much fun can wear anyone out.

Stay tuned for part 2 of our farm adventures!!!


Leighanna said...

Thanks for the pics! I haven't ever seen a pic of Bonnie! Nice to put a face with the name. I know I saw you in March, but Eliza looks so much older in these pics!!! Glad you had fun!

Carla said...

those dang ticks love the "special place." glad you posted and glad you guys had fun and got to do it.

Carla said...

ps) daniel looks so cute... oh i mean cool... in his glasses. when did that happen?

Dana said...

Carla, I can't remember how long he has had them now. But Nathan got glasses the same time he did. THey have almost the same prescription and they are both colored blind. Nathan has been through 3 pair of glasses now. He just can't keep them on long enough to get a picture of him in them. One pair was not his fault really after he fell off the roof they broke.

The Kent Family in Kenai said...

No pics of the sliding? Darn :) lol

The Longnecker Zoo said...

That is a special place with lots of great memories. Glad you guys had a good time.

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