We set this date just as we set the one with Harrison and Kailey and just hoped the weather would work out for us. It worked the first time and it worked today! Despite the rain and storms in the forecast, when I messaged my step son yesterday, he said it was fine down here!
So...............Amber popped into gear and packed Trystan and Logan's bags!
Guess what I did yesterday? Very little!
Deanie and Charlie came to pick up Mother and stayed to visit for a few minutes.
Mother's visit went so well and we will be making this 'Joint Custody' work - all of us together - including Mother! She has been a real good sport and that makes it so much easier!
When they left that afternoon and LD went off to do errands - I went to BED!
I stayed there much of the afternoon and then took another little nap around 7:00!
Louis Dean and I went out to look at the gazebo - or what remains of it.
I took down all the netting and the scraps of tops that were left and bagged them up and took them to the curb along with the bent rods and framing.
We will deal with the rest when we get back!
It was nearly bedtime when Mike brought the girls over and we traded vehicles.
These are two excited young ladies!!!!
They went to bed and were asleep in no time!!
This guest room of ours is staying pretty busy lately!
This morning I had a LOT of help in getting ready!
Logan informed me that SHE would do my hair!
Trystan said she would pick out my jewelry and help me with make up.
And so they did!
THIS is what traveling light looks like for US!
As one friend pointed out, she didn't see a kitchen sink!
We loaded and buckled up, said a prayer and we were OFF!
Let's DO this thing!!!!
The girls napped until we got to Hillsboro where we ate lunch.
Then I napped until we made it to Waco.
HEB!!!! My favorite store!
We stocked up on groceries for the weekend.
I always look forward to this errand on our way to the camper every single time!
They are about ready to BE THERE!!!!!!
Next stop - the CAMPER!!!!
It takes nearly an hour to get things set up.
We take the chairs and bikes OUT of the camper and bring in all the groceries, supplies and bags.
My dream of walking out to the car with only my purse, book and laptop and leave for the ranch will probably never come to pass!
The girls were super patient as we put things in order inside.
We left Granddad to start the campfire and pull out the awning while WE went off to explore!
We didn't get past the vintage tractors!
The girls insisted on checking them out and then climbing up on them!
Cutie Patootie is what her mama calls this one!!!
She sure is!!
Logan and Trystan are so considerate of one another!
Taking turns is never a problem!!!
As a matter of fact, Trystan didn't get to ring the bell when they came on Wednesday since I was already outside. Logan remember and on Thursday night when their Dada brought them over, she reminded Trystan to ring that bell!!! Are they so thoughtful of each other because of being multiples in the womb? I think that might have something to do with it.
From the tractors, we headed down to meet the chickens and roosters!
A loaf and a half of stale bread made the girls pretty popular!
Just look at the nest of eggs we found in the hen house!!
All the critters down here are so colorful!!!
Sounds at the big tank.....
I just love listening to them!
Even the goats and their kids have such personalities!
The meadow is my all time favorite place at the ranch!
The sounds of the meadow in the spring.
I think it's a favorite place of the goats, too!
As we walked back up toward the camper, I noticed the peacock strutting around with his feathers fanned out!!
So many pretty critters live down here!!!
The peacock has started calling - maybe since there is a pea hen in the pen as well.
The fanning of the feathers and the calling are both mating signs.
We may be seeing some baby peacocks before too long!
They generally lay their eggs, 4-6, in the spring and after 28 days of gestation, the baby peacocks hatch!
By this time the girls had noticed their feet were dirty even though they were wearing their shoes.
Country kids wash their feet off with a water hose!
Dean and his dog, Rufus!
It was about this time that Uncle Dean and Aunt Sherry arrived back at the ranch with a bunch of baby ducks!!!
Not bad for their first trip to the country!
It was fun to see them so happy!
Uncle Dean asked them to pick some grass and make a grass bouquet for the ducks to eat.
A buffet of sorts!
We came back up to the camper so I could start some dinner for them.
While I cooked, THEY cleaned!!!
Logan started the cleaning first! She really IS my Mini-Me!!
Day #1 of this Camper Adventure has been awesome!!!
I won't kid you - I am beat!!
Both girls have been asleep since 9:00.
As is our tradition, Louis Dean and I are watching LOST - Season #3.
We just finished the first disc!