Sunday, April 15, 2012


After a 5-hour car ride, Ryan was ready to run when we arrived in Minnesota. Thankfully, there was a playset at the church where Great-Grandpa's Birthday Open House was being held. Ryan had a good time playing on the swingset with Uncle Andy and some of Adam's cousins' boys. He was also excited to see Ashley & Brandon, whose wedding shower I also attended this weekend.

At the party, Ryan was also very excited to explore Great-Grandpa's 1951 Massey Harris tractor, which was his first tractor and is still being used on the farm today! Ryan loved sitting on the seat pretending to drive, so imagine how thrilled he was when Cousin Josh took him for an actual ride on it!
Later that night, after Ryan had an epic meltdown (not that surprising considering he'd endured a 5-hour car ride, then a 4-hour delay to his usual naptime), Cousin Josh came to the rescue by offering to take him for another tractor ride on Uncle Dan's big tractor. If you ask him about it, he'll tell you three things:
1) He got to drive
2) He saw 2 deer but they runned away
3) They beat the Kubota (driven by Dan, Verlyn, and Andy)

We drove home again Sunday morning and although it was good to see family again, I'm not volunteering to take a 2-year-old on a 5-hour road trip 2 days in a row again for quite a while.

Even if there are tractors.

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