Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Ranch Trip

We spent our annual weekend down at the Clark ranch in Texas. The drive to & from the ranch was not the most fun with a 2-year-old, but we had a wonderful time while we were there. Ben is head-over-heels in love with our friend's daughter Gracyn, who was so sweet with him!

The fabulous tree house:

Trying to figure out what the giant moving chair-thing was:

Ben didn't take a nap the whole weekend (and learned how to climb out of his Pack & Play!), so one of the afternoons he was protesting nap time, Dave let me take a nap and they took all the kids down to the closer lake. Ben thought throwing rocks into the water was so cool.

First fishing rod. We didn't put a hook but did put an artificial worm, which Ben kept wanting to pet. Kelly caught a giant fish and a couple of the kids caught & released smaller fish.

This is his "say cheese" face now:

Getting a little shade at "the ruins" while the others fished for a little longer:

Aidan let Ben wrestle with him,

made fish faces,

and played lightsabers. We asked Ben later if he had fun playing "Star Wars" with Aidan and he was totally confused. He did remember the word "lightsaber," though.

Chalk drawing on the patio. Ben wanted me to help him draw rainbows for each of the kids.

We saw a whole bunch of cows on our last night at the ranch. Ben, Bobby & Lindsay had the best time mooing excessively loudly out the windows of the truck. We also saw some turkeys, deer, and cranes but no pigs.

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