As many of you know, the boys and I went to Pennsylvania during Jason's finals week. Yes, I was (and still am) extremely pregnant and yes, the flights were kind of exhausting, but it was worth it. After our last leg of the flight, the pilot invited the boys into the cockpit of the plane. He let them push buttons that did all sort of random things. He let Tab talk on the loudspeaker thing. He let him them pull on the steering thing. They both were in heaven. I went home primarily for my best friend's wedding. I didn't get very many good pictures, but isn't she just gorgeous.For the boys, the big enjoyment of the week was holding grandma's new baby chicks.
Benton even loved it. He got very good at being gentle with them by the end of the week.
Here he is going in for a kiss.They also went out with the big chickens several times. They loved feeding them bread. Here they are waiting patiently for grandma to come let them in.They did quite a bit of egg gathering.After a short time we decided it was better to let Tab do the egg gathering. Benton thought they were balls and would just throw them in the bucket, thus smashing the eggs.Of course there was plenty of playing outside...once in wasn't too wet. Jarom had saved some huge boxes and made a "fort" for the boys. As grandma and grandpa have TV, Tab became acquainted with the show "Mickey Mouse Club House", so he called their fort his Mickey Mouse Club House. Both Tab and Benton LOVED it! Thanks Jarom.
At one point grandpa and one of the dogs decided that playing in the clubhouse with the boys would be fun too.There was plenty of just hanging out too.
Also while we were there, I was lucky enough that my mom had Tuesday off from work. Tuesday off= Roots Farmer's Market! I just love this place. I think that most of my siblings do. It is fun to go and walk around all of the vendors and farmer's stands. You always find something to pick up.While we were there, we decided to get a "snack". There was a place that was selling Butterfly Potatoes. They were the coolest thing ever. Basically they took two huge potatoes and stuck them up against a blade and used a contraption attached to a drill to twist the potatoes on the blade, thus cutting them super thin. Then they deep fried them. They were the best potato chips ever. We had some nacho cheese on ours too and wow it was yummy. I didn't even think to take a picture until my mom and I had devoured at least half of it. Yes this picture is of the potatoes half eaten. And don't worry, we were gluttonous and ate the entire thing...with a little help from Benton.