Yes, it is a rather long video but it was just too hard for me to cut any of it out. Their excitement was contagious.
Day 1 with new mini farm rig.
5 trips to the compost with garden debris, kitchen scraps, and pecan shells.
1 trip back from the pecan grove laden with nuts.
2 trips bringing wood from the shed right to the front door.
Two big fights resolved the driving roles, Ben resides at the helm now with Simon a happy co-pilot.
Simon was only run over twice, maybe someday soon he will learn to stay in the vehicle. He kept jumping out when he saw trouble ahead thinking he could pick up the truck and reorient it in the direction he wanted-hasn't figured out the steering capabilities yet...
Ben graduated from the slow speed and can now shift from low to high and maneuver reverse.
7:30 in the morning, Ben is ready to go. He tells stories in bed to pass the time while I refuse to get up so early on my Sunday. By 8:00 he is out of bed, dressing himself in warm clothes, digging around for his boots, and out the door. First chore, we need some firewood to spruce up the morning fire. He is on it with a smile!
8:30 Simon gets out of the shower with Daddy and happens to spy Ben out the window as he laps the house. All of a sudden he remembers the truck and demands to get dressed. After much Simon decision making about which clothes are appropriate, digging for just the right mittens and jacket, he is out resuming his role as co-pilot.
9:30 The cold winter weather forces boys inside for a little breakfast. Mom and Dad drink coffee and stoke the fire. Mommy sneaks into the office to share.