Well, you would think that now that I am out of school I would have a ton of time on my hands-yea, not so much. The week after school ended, Brant and myself joined mom at my nonna's house to "babysit" her. Brant totally enjoyed the chickens (I think he would have camped out all day in the chicken coup if I would have let him). He also enjoyed stealing nonna's cane-as usual-but now he uses it like a gun. As you can see, he also likes riding the broom around, not quite sure that might mean for his future!
After a few days at nonna's. we all packed up and then headed to Strasburg, PA to visit Thomas the Train. Now this is a very long, eventful story so I won't get into it, the important thing is that we made it, in the nick of time, to see Thomas. This was Brant's first train and you can see the rain on the window. We were all soaked for a while but it eventually cleared up.
Once we left Thomas, we headed back to wild and wonderful West Virginia. Brant LOVES "fishing" in my parents pond. yes, that is the one he fell into a month ago! He scare the heck out of the fish in there, at least he feeds them though.
Josh then joins us in WVA and we (me and him) decide to float the river. The two of us, in a canoe, by ourselves, hand drawn map to watch out for rocks (did I mention its a river with rocks), no helmets (did have life vests), not much experience and I am nervous, like really nervous, like poops nervous. It starts out easy enough although we do run the canoe onto some rocks we got out it okay. But then we get to a point that was drawn on the map to get out walk or be VERY careful. So as we approach this area there are other canoers standing on the bank of the river telling us to watch out cause there is a big rock down there. Well that send me into a tissy. I stop paddling and start yelling "I don't wanna go that way" which makes us go backwards that way! Then I see the rock, we are going towards I am yelling "What do I do, What do I do" all the while I am doing nothing. Thank god Josh is soooooooooooooo strong because he was able to keep us away from the rock, or maybe I should say boulder. So anyhow, we survived it and got a good laugh out of it.
The next day, we took a real steam engine up 45 min. into the mountains to an old logging village. That was really cool and Brant loved it although it put him to sleep on his daddy for a about 30 mins. of it. Mom would say its the good mountain air. You can see why they call it "God's Country". My brother and my nephew, Seven, were driving up to meet us for the train ride and we are waiting and waiting and they haven't shown up yet. Train leaves at 12, its 11:56, no one has cell service (remember, we're in God's Country) so we can't call him and then he comes screaming in the parking lot. We are hanging out of the train car yelling at him to hurry up. He has to get Sev and all the stuff that goes along with a toddler, who managed to throw up on himself in the car seat twice (we are sure its because of Jon's driving on those WVA rodes). He is running threw the parking lot and are whole train car is clapping and cheering for him! Its was hilarious. It was a great family outing.
And of course we had to buy Brant some new toys. He loves guns, like L-O-V-E-S them. Has to sleep with them! Check out his shooting stance, with only one sock on. Sorry, didn't rotate pic.
After all that-he's pooped!
Since we will not be doing much of anything for the rest of the summer, I should be able to keep up a little better.