October 07, 2015

what happens when i leave my gals with my farmer for the weekend

it's no secret...farmers are busy. it's the nature of the beast. this is especially the case right now because we have a lot of different things coming to a head right now -

+ 5th cutting of hay
+ corn harvest
+ planting cover crop
+ equipment maintenance

among many other details like my insistence on my farmer being home every night for dinner...oh...and by the way, farmer...

i'm going to need you to watch our gals for three full days.

and he couldn't have been happier doing so. that farmer of mine...he's absolutely the best. (aside from coming home to...ummm...a house that...ummm...i had to clean (cough cough) for three hours...and i'm still not finished. (don't tell my farmer, he's very sensitive when it comes to his cleanliness. he shouldn't be...he has me! i'll clean, he can make the money.)

so, what happens when mama is away and my farmer is pulling daddy daycare? basically the best weekend of their entire lives...and i'll show you why...

you visit pumpkin patches and corn mazes with your best buddies...

(a big thank you to amy for these wonderful pictures...i'm so jealous i wasn't there!)
you jump off of hay bales...onto a hidden trampoline. (you should see the slow-mo video.

while my farmer held sawyer, amy's farmer assisted my best gal with her first few jumps.
but then she was a-okay to take the leap by herself! you guys...she's not even three yet.
when amy's oldest boy wasn't showing kaye the ropes, he was tending to sawyer...maybe even trying to get a few kisses like beckam got from kaye.
basically, they had the best day ever while mom was gone.
but they didn't slow down.

kaye managed some more mountain biking practice.
all before my farmer took both girls on a hike. sawyer was in the ergo in front...asleep. kaye was in our osprey backpack in back...asleep.

(i wrote awhile ago about the type of backpack we use. you can find it here and it's awesome. it's the osprey poco. osprey makes super quality goods. we have several of their luggage pieces too, and zero complaints.)
and at some point in the weekend, my farmer managed to find a hot springs near our home and took the girls for a little dip.

basically, my girls wish he could be a farmer AND a stay at home dad. mom...who's mom? i'm guessing they want me to go to atlanta more often.
so now i know. now i know my farmer can easily handle two children and run a business while mom takes a vacation. if i had known it was going to be so easy for him i would have peaced out of there several months ago.

all the kisses and hugs and back rubs and thank yous to my farmer for being the best farmer and the best daddy. all your gals love you.

and ladies...if your guys need a few tips on being a stay at home daddy...i'm sure my farmer could field some questions, or i can break it down - lots of day trips + frozen pizza.


  1. Kaye going in for the smooch? FRAMER. (That looks like farmer....). Your FARMER rocked it with the babes! Kaye is FEARLESS. I love the hot springs selfies!! What a fun weekend for all involved - seriously. Way to go Dad!

  2. You are a lucky, lucky girl! Kids need to have these kind of weekends with their dads who are much more fly by the seat of your pants than moms. I'm super impressed with all the pictures! I'm thinking the one Amy caught of your 3 should be framed!

  3. WAY TO BE AWESOME, FARMER! Now...can you teach mine about nap time? That's where we struggle when Mommy's away... leads to a boisterous day when I return... :)

  4. Wow - he did AWESOME with them. It looks like they all had loads of fun. I guess 3+hours of house cleaning would be worth it for a weekend alone lol.

  5. Carrying two babies at the same time and capturing a selfie of it. Yeah he's the best.

    Why (and how??) and daddies so much more fun than us moms? Lol. They had a blast!

  6. That's so awesome!! It always melts my heart how well they really can handle it all when they have to!

  7. Your family is so adorable! :)


  8. my husband does the same thing: makes it look SO EASY!!

  9. #daddyoftheyear !! What an absolute blast they all had.
    And a hot spring near you? Only insanely jealous about that one.

  10. Yep, my hubby is always saying how easy it is when I leave him with our 3 littles - but you're right, the frozen pizza and going out is a big reason!

  11. This is so sweet. and FUN! Lucky gals.

  12. Awe these pictures are just the cutest, what a good Dad:)

  13. That man of yours, he's a keeper for sure! What a great weekend for them and nice that you don't have to worry when you're gone!

  14. Omg!! Kaye's cuteness with the kiss picture!! Armed had better watch out when she really starts to like boys. Ha ha! He is such a fun dad. What lucky girls you are. I'm so glad they had so much fun. That's always such a relief as a mom

  15. What an awesome dad!!! I'm going to be starting the #BragOnDad series back up on my blog soon. Would love to have you participate since you always speak so highly of your guy!

  16. These pictures are magical! What a good daddy!! And if he dressed Kaye in that buffalo plaid dress, then I'm even more impressed! So darling :)

  17. I'm officially printing these gorgeous photos and showing them to my hubby as evidence that we need to either A) Move to Idaho. Or B) Visit Idaho. I mean, you guys have a hot springs? With the most gorgeous sparkly water ever! And a hay trampoline? Stop it!

  18. How much fun!! You are definitely blessed :)

  19. Your scenery is gorgeous, and what an awesome find with the hot spring!

  20. He did awesome! Your farmer could babysit my kids any time. Heck I'd like to jump on a hidden trampoline and find a hot spring!

  21. It sounds like your farmer and the girls had a blast!! That is so awesome he was able to spend so much fun time with them!

  22. This is adorable! I love all the pictures of all the kids together!


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