Sunday, August 28, 2011

Down on the Farm

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On Saturday, we got together with Grant's family, for a family reunion/birthday party. The last reunion with this side of the family was in the late nineties, so it was my first time meeting most of them!

The guest of honor was Grant's grandpa's cousin. I have actually met her before, at our wedding. She was the only woman born into the family until Lexie came along! Now there are three of them, and two of them belong to us!

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After we ate, the kids were very eager to explore the farm!

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Even Lily got to kick back and relax!

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Dylan and Lexie spent their day picking walnuts and apples, and searching for caterpillars. Grant, however, won the prize for the most exciting find of the day. Apparently, he's very lucky, because these creatures are almost impossible to find:

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It was a Hickory Horned Devil, which turns into a Regal Moth. It quickly became the hit of the party!

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It was the biggest caterpillar I've ever seen, and I doubt we'll ever see one again!

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After the excitement over the caterpillar died down, we took a picture with the entire group, and then it was time to head home.

It was a great day! Everybody was so nice, and the location was absolutely gorgeous. We all had fun!

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18 comments:

  1. Sounds like a wonderful reunion! And OHMYLORD - that caterpillar is like something out of a sci-fi movie! Just WOW!

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  2. Wow that's a huge caterpillar! Great family picture! XO

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  3. What a sweet little family! Great pictures! And that caterpillar ... GOOD GRIEF!!

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  4. That caterpillar is so creepy. I think I'd run the other way!

    I'm glad you had a good time!

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  5. HOW FUN :) that was a huge caterpillar!!!

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  6. What a great day! My grandpa used to own a dairy farm and I used to LOVE to visit. It was magical to me as a kid.

    And that is one amazing caterpillar!

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  7. Gorgeous pictures! I love the dress! You look beautiful! I hope you are all well! The hurricane was frightening! We have no power. I am so thankful all is well. Just checking in. These pictures are precious!

    Mama Hen

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  8. I love the picture with all three of your kids together - they all have such different expressions on their faces, and I really wish I knew what Lexie was thinking! You look great by the way - one would never guess you so recently had a baby!!!

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  9. That caterpillar gave me some chills!!!

    Such a nice day! Great family photo :)

    have a great week sissy!
    hugs!

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  10. That catipillar is SICK!! I would freak out....although I am sure that Dylan thought that it was pretty cool :)

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  11. They look so happy to be running freely around there. What a beautiful place!!!

    I'm not a fan of that giant caterpillar though!

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  12. That is a ginormous caterpillar! Wow!!! I might scream if I saw it in person! And all that luscious green grass? I'm salivating over it. Our grass is not surviving in this 107 degree weather!!!

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  13. That caterpillar is HUGE! T would have been so excited. How cool. I will need to show her the picture. And great family picture of you all.

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  14. Your family is so adorable! I keep showing Aidyn the photos of the caterpillar and he's in awe! So cool.

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  15. What beautiful land, photos, family...but that caterpillar is freaakkkyyy! Holy geez. I have never in my life saw something like that. haha!
    I hope you're doing wonderful!

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  16. Love the family photo...perfect!

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  17. So many great photo back-drops on a farm! That is the freakiest caterpillar EVER!

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  18. Love all the pics! Yay for a family one! And what is up with that caterpillar!? That is ginormous!!!!

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