Friday, February 27, 2009

Ellie and Papa on the Farm

Here is a video my dad posted on You Tube some months ago. It has had 8,195 views, Miniscule in terms of You Tube hits. But Huge in terms of how much I Love It.

It is a slice of time that Ellie and Papa spent together out on the farm "checking the whales."

When Ellie was 5, she really thought that Dad had a large farm of blue whales. And that he went out to check on them every morning, feeding them fish and other things. In her little big imagination, she thought that he would pet them and play with them.

So, one day he took her out to check the whales, and she found out that there were really no whales at all, but oil wells, and lots of cows, horses, rabbits, fences, hay, gates and other wonderful sights and smells you could imagine out on the farm.

Checking the wells became a fun thing for Ellie and Papa to do together and this is just a funny moment from one of their trips. (sorry Luke).

For me, it isn't the poopy moment caught on tape, it's the conversation between the two, Ellie's cute little voice, Papa's interest in all that's around them, the beautiful green of the farm where I grew up, and just remembering our girl at an age that has passed us by already.

7 Wonderful Responses:

Chere' said...

I love it. Like you, I love the voice and cute.

Kathleen said...

Love it! And TOO funny about the "whales"!!

Shannon said...

I can smell the fresh farm air - even the cow poop. : ) What a great memory for you, for Ellie, for your dad. Sweet, sweet, sweet!

Roxanne Kristina said...

This reminds me of how blessed I was to be so close with my grandparents. I am grateful for both the special, funny, and "poopy" moments. :0) So neat you celebrate these moments with and for your kids.


DeeBee said...

That's so sweet. I love when kids are that age.

Michelle said...

You will love having that down the road. So sweet at that age. Great memories.

Chel - An Abiding Branch said...

My daughter is long beyond that age too. :-(. That is precious!