These girls have farm-roots a mile long.
Yep, they do both love the color pink (which AB pronounces, “tink”), baby dolls, and makeup, but they also love a tractor. In fact, Allie Claire even asked Santa Clause to bring her one for Christmas this year. AB happens think that EVERY tractor is “Ah-um” (Uncle Adam).
I like to think it’s in their blood, and I’m certain it will be in their raising.
Saturday, we met Carrie, Adam, Allie Claire and her cousin Gus, for some lunch and then a local Tractor & Farm Toy Show. Carrie had to take some pics for the paper and we all tagged along…
Inside, there were TONS of farm toys. Everything from old toy tractors to new toy tractors, and everything else a kid would need to play farm.
I’m not sure what ever happened to my brother, Beau’s, extensive farm-toy collection, but we logged many a mile with those metal tractors. We’d set them all up on the fireplace in our living room and “farm” for hours. The grout lines in between the bricks were our perfectly laid out rows of peanuts and watermelons and we’d plow them until it was time to bale hay. I remember him even having a toy hay baler that had a tiny plastic round hay bale that would plop out. The farm toy show had ALL of it! It was so fun seeing all of those toys again, and so many different ones, too. DW was loving the walk down memory lane, too… with three little farm boys in his family, they really did have ALL of the equipment back then.
Of course, one certain little farm boy, who is never far from my thoughts, was filling them that afternoon. Coopie loved his toy tractors and I can only imagine how fun he would have been at the toy tractor show. I know we wouldn’t have gotten out of there without buying several things! :) How sweet to see something with his name on it… and in his favorite colors, too.
Annabelle was enjoying seeing all the “cack-ters”, but didn’t want her Daddy to put her down. She wasn’t sure about the crowd.
These next pictures are hilarious… Allie Claire is seriously one of the most fun children I’ve ever known. She is always excited and you never know what she’s going to say or do. It’s always a hoot. One minute she was waving to the tractor drivers and the next she was a planting a big kiss on AB’s cheek…such sweet little friends…
We stood the kids in front for a photo op, but they were too busy admiring the car (or their reflections in the shiny paint job) to be bothered with a picture.