Grandma. She spoiled him absolutely rotten. He learned a new word at her house, cookies. He started asking for them after we left Grandma's. The poor boy was disheartened to find that his own mother doesn't make cookies regularly. Grandma always had a kind word to say, and a snack to go with it.
Raspberries. Grandma's raspberry patch is like a little piece of heaven. The raspberries are thick and plentiful, but the true heavenly joy is the jam Grandma makes with the raspberries. I was trying to pick enough raspberries to make jam, but this cute little boy kept stealing and snitching. When we finally did pick enough berries to make jam it was mostly because of Joseph and Grandma.
|Hyrum's face when the raspberries were gone|
The free range chickens. Not only do they say "bock, boooock!" just like they should, but they're also really fun to chase. I was a little nervous for Hyrum until I saw that I should have been nervous for the chickens he was trying to catch. They were wise to run away.
4-wheelers. I'm pretty sure by the end of the week, Hyrum was convinced that the 4-wheeler was his. He would wake up in the morning and point outside for his 4-wheeler. He would also get a little possessive when other people were riding it. He learned how to push the start button to turn it on, and he loved holding onto the handle bars.
Horses. Hyrum started out a little hesitant, but he grew more confident each time we came to visit and feed them grass. Now he pretends to rip up our carpet and feed it to his toy horses and cows. He learned so much on the farm.
Tractors. Hyrum wasn't actually allowed to ride on the tractor, because he kept on trying to steer, but he got to sit on them when they weren't moving, which was pretty much the greatest thing ever.
Playing in the creek. What's more fun than throwing rocks in the creek and coming back home sopping wet!?