Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Christmas in Indiana: Part I - Time with Great Grandpa & Great Grandma

We are back home in the very Frozen Tundra from our Christmas vacation in Indiana. We left super early on the 26th, but later found out that it didn't really matter that we left early, we were still going to get to Indiana later than expected! The roads in MN weren't that clear so we drove 30-40 mph for the first 2 hours of the trip. This actually turned out to be a huge blessing since about 10 minutes outside of Rochester we were stranded on the side of the road with a flat tire. After unloading the whole back end to get the jack and tools out of the car Kristoffer quickly got to work, only to find out that the tire was frozen to the side of the car and it wouldn't budge! One phone call to 911, one tow truck, one hour and 50 bucks later we were back on the road for thankfully a very uneventful rest of the drive. (Sorry, no pictures of that whole ordeal, for some reason Kristoffer didn't think it was appropriate for me to take a picture of the guy helping change our tire!)

My Grandma rescheduled our family's Christmas party for the 26th so that we could make it to celebrate with everyone. So, after stopping by mom's for an hour to quickly change, we were back in the car again headed over to Grandma and Grandpa's. It is so amazing to watch my grandparents (especially my Grandpa) interact with Jonah and Karter....they just love those boys! Grandpa collects antique Oliver tractors, and for Christmas he got all of the boys (including Baby K) Oliver T-shirts!

On Monday after a delicious lunch at The Beef House, Kristoffer and I took Karter back over to Grandpa and Grandma's house so he could play on their footstool a little more!

He absolutely loved climbing up and then falling down to get a laugh out of us. He is such a ham!

Just look at that mischievous look!

Grandma also taught him a new trick...doing somersaults.

He couldn't get enough of them!

After playing inside, we bundled up and headed out to the tool shed so Grandpa could show off the latest tractor to be refinished. I believe that this tractor was bought new in 1971 and they used it to farm with for many many years, and this fall Uncle Matt and Ryan refinished it. It looks great!

Karter (and Daddy) thought it was pretty cool to play in the cab!

My grandparents are such special people to me, and I loved watching them play with Karter that day!


Kristoffer and Dana said...
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Gramaw T said...

How blessed Karter is to have so many people who love him! Your grandma and grandpa look like they are having as much fun as the boys are!!! Thanks for sharing!
Love you!