Friday, February 26, 2016

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

my flat standly

flat stanly was with my dad
     and me at the same time

This was some of the crew
This was some of the playground and the pool and boat

we are going to papas hows today

 1.You must travel over the Mississippi River to get to Papa's farm in Illinois. (see the Arch?)


Oops! The road to Papa's farm is flooded today. We must look at the map and go another way!


See the train tracks? They tell us that we are almost to the farm. Papa lives out in the county in a little town called Shattuc. It is about 100 miles east of St. Louis and only 300 people live there!

This is Papa. He is my great grandpa and he is 93 years old. We have just finished a delicious lunch!

Here we are standing with Dad and Blake on the big oil pump. The pump operates on a timer which turns it on & off.

Here we are with Dad on the four-wheeler.

This is Papa's backyard. Can you see my friend Murphy?


Audrey rode on the Gator with us to Papa's pond. It is way too cold to swim today!


Back at the house, the guys play some pool in the basement.

Now we are taking a break and warming up next to the fire.

the train tracks are about a half a mile from papas howes (house)
We spent time talking about how there are train tracks marked on the map too. Can you see them?


What a great day at Papa's farm!

Abe Lincoln

I hope you like my vido

Davy Crockett

This is my chang macker

Monday, February 22, 2016

Friday, February 12, 2016

my stanley

Stanley ate lunch over the highway in Oklahoma on our way to Texas.


Stanley ate dinner with us in Meers Oklahoma. A very small community.

Stanley rode a horse on the ranch that we stayed at in Kerrville, Texas. It is mostly country living.

Stanley played on a lot of rocks. In Texas, the yards have mostly rocks instead of grass.

Stanley was able to feed the deer in the yard! There are many animals that live on this ranch, which makes it very different than most city communities. Some animals that live on this ranch are horses, cows, pigs, turkeys and more.

Stanley found a neighbor with his name!  Since this community is so small, many people have their names by their mailboxes.

Texas may be a very large state in the United States, but Kerville is pretty small. One of the main things people do is go hiking like us in this picture.

Since Kerrville, Texas is a 14 hour drive from our house, we stopped at a water park on the way home with Stanley.

The most interesting thing about this community to Stanley was how many rocks there were. People in Kerrville, Texas don't normally have basements because it is not easy or cheap to dig into rock!

Thursday, February 11, 2016