Wednesday, January 25, 2012

"I Was King of the World, When Daddy Let Me Drive..."

Our three-year-old grandson, Cade, received a new tractor for Christmas.  He hasn't stopped traveling since the day he learned how to drive it!

I can't count the number of times I've heard the familiar "whine" of Cade's tractor outside in the yard.  He usually drives his tractor from his house to our house, then back home...if the battery holds out long enough.  His daddy is always walking or driving close behind him on these trips.

Cousin Madison loves to take Cade's tractor for a spin around the yard, as well.  Between the two of them, sometimes the tractor is just too tired to make it home, but that's what car trunks are made for!  Sometimes we just load that tractor up and take it back home.

In the short video clip below, Cade was just learning  his driving skills.  He's had lots of practice since then.  Of course, there have been a few "fender benders" along the way, including a "run in" with one of the pine trees in our yard...Did I mention that Cade tends to like to drive in "high gear" most of the time.  (I hope all of this isn't a glimpse into his future!)

There is a small wagon attached behind Cade's tractor.  Inside of that wagon, you will usually find three things.  (1) a small wooden box containing three "Thomas the Train" puzzles, (2) his "Key" (the little money/blanket that he's had since birth), and (3) a small stuffed "pound puppy" that looks like a hound, a gift from a friend.  Quite an assortment of cargo, huh?

Time will pass, and the tractor--along with its interesting trailer cargo-- will eventually make way for other things, but for now, Cade thinks "he's king of the world, when his daddy lets him drive"!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Having A Little Talk With Chase...

A couple of weeks ago, I was visiting with our newest grandson, Chase.  On that particular day, Chase was very alert, especially considering the fact that he was only two weeks old at the time!  I quickly grabbed my camera and video taped our "conversation".

I published part two of my conversation with Chase, over on my other blog, "Reflections by Kathy".  Then I began thinking that I'd like to have the entire conversation published here on MiMi's Mini Tales.  Here's my entire little talk with Chase.  I haven't seen him this alert since that day!

I'm looking forward to having some more "MiMi Talks" with Chase in the future...