July 21, 2017
“Noah, tomorrow we are going to a place where you can run as fast as you want and you will never run out of room!”
Those are the words Nathan said to Noah the night before we went to visit my sister at her home in western Wisconsin. Noah was impressed with such a grand promise and he was most definitely not disappointed.
Here are a few pictures that illustrate why Noah and Madison (and the rest of us) had so much fun during our visit to Uncle Arnold and Aunt Ruth’s house.
We’ll start with getting to see a deer . . .
a rooster . . .
and an unidentified metal creature all sharing space on the spacious lawn.
A swimming pool overlooking a chicken house and trees and hills . . .
was a big hit.
This is Ruth and Arnold’s son, Levi.
Noah had a big time riding the four-wheeler with his mom . .
and his dad.
And speaking of four wheelers, things got a little wild when Steve got on with Meagan. (More about that in another post.)
Madison did some strolling . . .
and some swinging with Aunt Sarah.
She also played with Uncle Arnold.
(Note: the tablecloth on the little table behind Madison is actually a skirt that Ruth stretched over the table to fit. Isn’t that so creative?)
In addition, there were a few sibling strolls. (Next three photos by Meagan.)
Solitary strolls were fun, too.
Sunshine, strolls and smiles . . . what could be better?
Some of my favorite photos from the day centered on the little porch on the side of the house.
The steps to the porch . . .
were very much enjoyed by one small Floridian.
She also enjoyed the curtain covered door where she could come and go whenever she wanted.
Madison was especially enchanted by the dainty decorative items Ruth had arranged on a table.
Such a sweet, sweet face.
In closing, here is a photo of Madison “talking” to Arnold’s mom, Janice, who was also visiting for the day.
The fact that Madison doesn’t yet have many words at her disposal does not stop her from having long and exuberent conversations with whomever crosses her path.
This video is a case in point. Note how she listens so intently to everything Janice says and then comes back with her own addition to the conversation– largely unintelligible to anyone but her. Love that child!
What about you? Do you have any special memories of visits to relative’s houses when you were a child?
Thrift stores, fuzzy socks
and conversing with my Yorkie
are all on the list of things I love.