January 15, 2009

The Lineberger Farm

Some of you know that my mom recently started a part-time nanny job with the Lineberger Boys.  She goes out to their house in the afternoons right before they get home from school and stays with them till their dad gets home from work.  For those of you who don't know this wonderful family, they have 5 boys ages 16, and the other 4 are 13. Their sweet mother passed away this past Nov. I wrote a post about it here.  My mom is loving her new job and can't wait Angela_and_Kerryto get out there each day to help the boys with whatever they need.  They pretty much live on a huge farm :-) Well...it could be, but they only have a few chickens and pigs. A couple rows of veggies growing and of course a LONG dirt road! But oh my goodness, did my kids have a blast the other day when we went out to visit!!  They have been there before (this is where we have our 'Trunk-or-Treat) but it is always dark and I don't think they realized it was the same place :-)

First they got to see the barn kitty! She was so sweet and friendly and then totally surprised the kids by climbing the trees!! They had never gotten to see that before.  All the other cats they've seen have been indoor cats :-)

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Then it was off to see the farm animals!

I was really taking them because the boys were getting pretty rowdy with their bottle rockets and I thought it'd be a good time to get the little kids away!FotoFlexer_PhotoHaileyFarm FotoFlexer_PhotoJackFarm

At the hen house...

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Hailey sat their and talked to them for such a long time! They were so attentive to her...I'm sure they thought she'd brought them something to eat! I didn't realize chickens ate EVERYTHING! They eat as much leftovers as pigs do!Picture 049

Then we walked over to see the pigs!!  Boy are these guys loud! And they defiantly were hoping that we had bought them something to eat. Next time we will be a little more prepared with snacks! There were 6 pigs (2 to a pin) The boys train them to compete in the local fair with the school. FotoFlexer_Photopigs FotoFlexer_PhotoHpigs FotoFlexer_Photopigs2

There was a beautiful view on the way back to the house. You could see the moon starting to rise.  This is the field that we all park on to do our Truck-or-Treat and have the bonfire each year. FotoFlexer_Photosunset

Once back at the house Hailey had to have one more round on the trampoline with Luke (one of the 4). He taught her how to do a summersault. Jack on the other hand wouldn't even get on :-)FotoFlexer_Phototrampoline

Speaking of the bottle rockets.... I'll let you see how the Lineberger boys do them!!  This is Hunter giving the example. He is also one of the 4 'little boys'  That's what we call the quads (they were actually born all boy quint's but Zachary was stillborn.)Picture 061 Picture 062


Amber said...

I can't think of a better person doing that nanny job than your mom.

The picture of the chicken between the 2 striped ones is FANTASTIC. If I was one of those people that had chickens in my kitchen, I'd have to have a copy of that in there.

Bry and Joe said...

I was surprised to see Hunter being responsible for someone else getting hurt!!!

Ben and Tabby said...

How cool! I'm so glad that you're mom is doing that. I'm sure that is really good for the boys. Looks like the kids had a great time with the animals! Those bottle rockets are too cool!

Nancy said...

What a sweet thing your mom is doing!! and I loved the pics!

Dawn said...

I think that it's wonderful that your mom is helping out in this way. The world is not the same without our sweet Angela. I think about her all the time.

Andrea said...

That's so great what your mom's doing. I know the boys love having her over. I love the Lineberger's farm. The kids have so much to keep them busy.

Allene said...

I love seeing how God blesses people. First of all your Mom is bringing the love of a mother to those boys, and the boys become a blessing to you & your children by sharing their farm home.

That's the Abundant Life!

Ever in His Presence,