A couple weekends ago we all went out to a ranch just north of town to visit with the Cornia family. Lily had been begging to go jump hay bales with her friend Kaylee so we thought we'd all go for a visit. Dan has known the parents for a few years and he took his gory pictures and recounted his injury story. I visited for a few minutes, but as soon as the kids headed outside, I followed with my camera.
I haven't had that much fun taking pictures in a long time. It made me think of my Dad and how much fun he must have had following us around and taking pictures when we were kids. His slides are such a treasure now.
There was a fresh batch of kittens at the ranch and the girls were in hog heaven. As I was taking these pictures it totally reminded me of when I was a kid. We camped at the KOA a lot and it seemed like there were always kitties around to entertain Becky and I.
Where did those kitties go?
There they are. Ooh, and they look hungry, too.
Can I keep this one, Mama?
I showed Amelia how to make a kitty toy out of a tall piece of grass.
It was fun for the kitty until Amelia started whacking him!
Is she gone yet?
Lily, Kaylee, her neighbor Brayden, and Amelia had fun exploring all over the barn.
There was a grain chute that the kids climbed down and plopped in the grain pile.
Amelia was fascinated by the shaft of light coming through a small window. When I saw how cool this light was, I almost started hyperventilating, thinking, "don't stop, don't stop, just let me get the right camera setting."
This one of Amelia and the one of Lily holding the kitty were my favorite shots from the day.
Lily couldn't believe Kaylee had her very own little motorcycle. How cool to be a ranch kid!
Headin' for the hay bales.
The bales were taller than me.
Which leaves the question, how did the ranch dog get up there?