Since we've seen them last, they've bought a really nice house on 5 acres of land and have their own ranch...complete with horses, goats, chickens, dogs, cats and rattlesnakes. Well, the rattlesnakes aren't exactly welcome, but they're part of the deal nonetheless.
Jake's favorite part of the weekend was definitely hanging out with Eric feeding the animals and doing boy stuff. I've enjoyed watching him interact with the men in the houses we've visited, but I especially enjoy watching him with Eric. He's the closest in personality to Andy so you really see Jake light up and latch on. Jake's been a trouper through this whole trip - being apart from Andy for so long - but I know he longs for that interaction, so this time was especially great. His absolute favorite part by far was feeding the chickens and gathering eggs. So much so, that he's planning our chicken farm when we "come back and get a house."
"We have to have chickens, mommy. Then we won't even have to buy eggs!"
|Gathering eggs with Ms. Nicole|
|Mr. Til and Jake played a couple of intense games of chess.|
|Another bottom tooth gone!|
In the meantime, Andy has been busy...scrubbing the bottom, changing oil, buying new engines (yeah!!), grocery shopping, doing laundry and helping other people fix their problems. I'm looking forward to getting back so we can help (no, really, my fingers aren't crossed or anything).
This week we'll be celebrating a very important day...Jake's 7th birthday! I'm busy at work trying to figure out how to make a dinosaur cake. I know, I'm in the states, go buy one. Well, guess who wants me to make it instead? I may or may not be posting pictures...we'll see. I can't believe he's already 7 but I know every mom says that (mine can't believe I'm almost 40). He's such a funny little thing even if he is kind of strange...it's very entertaining to watch him grow up. The apple doesn't fall far from the tree from what I hear.
I hope everyone has a great week, I know we will....only two more weeks and we'll be back to cruising and posting and hopefully more interesting stories. Thanks for hanging in there with us... stay tuned.
|We visited the town of Caloma, famous for it's start|
of the Gold Rush in California. Of course we had to
go to the river and look for gold. Evidently, it was
|Looking for gold.|