Saturday, July 30, 2011

Kitties and Cows

Last weekend we drove to Wibaux, MT (population 480) and then drove past it to the ranch where my grandparents live (population 2). The girls had a blast playing with the kittens and "feeding" the cows. The weather was great and it was surreal seeing MY children play in the yard and run through the same pastures I did when I was their age.
Being out in the middle of nowhere can seem isolated, but it is also peaceful and makes for some great pictures.
Not that I know where it is, but I'm positive we have a picture of Courtney and I doing this exact thing.
There were many a toad (not frogs, toad per my grandma) up there this year and Hadley and Jo were all about playing with them.
Going to check on the cows. Hadley thought we were going to feed them but since God pretty much has that under control with growing the grass and all, we just got to watch them instead.
The ride was a little bumpy but I didn't hear any complaining!
The great thing about sitting in the middle is that you don't have to drive and you don't have to open the gate....
...Hadley didn't mind though.
We let the girls get out and play while Andy and Granddad fixed a gate.
And since there was water within 10 square miles, the girls were playing in it in record time. Don't worry, we wiped their hands off with a rag we found in the back of the truck. Good to go!
My husband....the comedian.
Another toad.
The girls fell in love with Granddad even more when he spun them on this chair for 20 minutes as Grandma watched nervously from the background.
They have 3 little kittens that Granddad feeds every morning in the house. It was by far Hadley's favorite part of the day.
For those of you who don't know, my mom loves cats and we had many growing up. Well, this is how we acquired said cats....Courtney and I would go stay in with Grandma and Granddad for a couple weeks and then we would come home with kittens (always 2 at a time). The first thing Andy said (pretty sure we hadn't even gotten out of the car yet) was that there was no way any cat of any size was leaving the ranch with us. He was right and we don't have any kittens with us, but it wasn't to say that Hadley didn't try. :)
Drinking "coffee" out of her special mug from Grandma.
Jo loves baked beans.....
HP Restaurant Part III--Pasta Bar and by far the best HP Rest. night thus far. Homemade everything....noodles, alfredo, pesto, and marinara. SO STINKING GOOD.
My mom is awesome and let us borrow her pasta machine. You crank the dough flat, then you crank out the noodles.
The finished (almost) product.
Making the pesto...
A full stove.
yummy yummy in our tummies!
More to come soon! Love to you all!

No comments: