Friday, June 27, 2008


Zeke has loved tractors for a very long time, before he could walk. He used to sit on the floor, flick the tractor wheel and watch it spin. This was around the age of 9 mo. Now, he plays with his John Deere mower and trailer and a zillion other construction and farm vehicles. But he's always been so afraid to get on the real thing. He loves to watch the tractor at work in the fields or building new roads, etc. He just doesn't want to get too close. My brother owns a landscaping business, so he's had plenty opportunity.

A few weeks ago, he took the plunge! He let his big brother lift him up onto his lap on our riding lawn mower. The look of pride was precious. And ever since, he about breaks his neck to get his boots on and get out the door to have another ride. He won't ride with just anyone. The only trust-worthy people according to Zeke are his daddy and his big brother, Nathan. Honestly, I think Nathan enjoys these rides as much as the little guy.

As a mom, I love watching my children enjoying each other's company. Children caring for each other is a lovely sight!


Abiding said...

That is a really sweet story & picture! It is fun to see your yard, too. ~Leslie

Gumbo Lily said...

Oh, this brings back memories. My eldest was the same was as Zeke. He absolutely loved anything with wheels, but especially implements. He became an equipment and semi=truck mechanic and ranches too. He used to hook up the red wagon to the old lawn tractor and pull his younger sibs around the yard. He was always concocting some way to push/pull/drive around the ranch.