The Macs

Friday, July 16, 2010

that's how they roll

My boys like to drive around in big tractors.

Because that's how they roll.
At least that is what Joel always says.

Levi hasn't gotten much tractor time yet.
Joel didn't plant any wheat this year,
which meant no wheat harvest.

But Joel needed a lunch while he was doing some spraying one day,
so Levi and I went for a tractor ride.

I think Levi was a little overstimulated in the tractor.
He tried to push every button.
And for some reason his dad wouldn't let him touch anything!

Someday, Levi.
Someday you will get to drive that big tractor all by yourself.
And then you can push all the buttons too.


Blogger Beth said...

I won't show this to my husband who is in front of a computer all day for his work! He comes home to ride his little green tractor... to mow our little half acre yard. HAha.
My son went through a HUGE John Deere phase... Levi doesn't know how good he has it! :-)
p.s. I rarely post, but check in routinely. Love your blog!

July 16, 2010 at 7:18 AM  
Blogger PGB said...

Oh Mr. Levi you have it so good with your John Deere Tractors right on your very own farm......My little boy would be so jealous!!

July 16, 2010 at 7:19 AM  
Blogger Lauren said...

Too precious!!!!!! :) I see another farmer in your future, haha!!

July 16, 2010 at 8:11 AM  
Blogger Sarah Johnson said...

Jess, we have even more in common, John Deere!!! Only green tractors on our farm! :)

July 16, 2010 at 8:21 AM  
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July 16, 2010 at 8:27 AM  
Blogger Jenae said...

Love reading your blog, Jess. You are such an inspiration to me! And little Levi is oh-so-precious! He and Noah would love getting together, although I think Levi is probably bigger!

I wanted to tell you that I started a website for parents of children birth through age 5 and I have my very first giveaway at:

I thought some of your readers might be interested. :)

July 16, 2010 at 8:30 AM  
Blogger purejoy said...

your men are HAWT!!
that one of the both of them in the tractor needs to be framed and hung on a wall, girl!!

July 16, 2010 at 8:53 AM  
Blogger Tara said...


July 16, 2010 at 8:58 AM  
Blogger kaylee@life chasers said...

AH! Farm boys are the best! I can so relate to this. My brother have spent countless hours on a John Deere.
Carhartt and John there anything else? :)

July 16, 2010 at 9:01 AM  
Blogger Julie said...

Ori pretty much went nuts when he saw this post. He kept saying, "tractor, tractor, tractor." You just made his day!

Your boys are pretty cute

July 16, 2010 at 9:05 AM  
Blogger Kathryn said...

Spraying? What was he spraying?

You're not worried about exposure?

That is one big tractor. Boys & their toys, & every boy big & little all around are going to be jealous.

July 16, 2010 at 9:13 AM  
Blogger Erin said...

I love that last pic of daddy and Levi!

July 16, 2010 at 9:19 AM  
Blogger A said...

I looooove your posts about Joel's farming (and Levi is just the cutest thing ever on that huge tractor!). Can you do more? Is being a farmer's wife as idyllic as it seems in my head? :)

July 16, 2010 at 10:37 AM  
Blogger Stef said...

Mr. Levi might just be the most beautiful baby I've ever seen. Truly....

July 16, 2010 at 11:41 AM  
Blogger Heather said...

Let me just tell you the joy my son had when seeing these pictures. You see he is 4 yrs old and has a love affair with tractors. He came home from China this past April and tells us that his China Baba (dad) let him "drive" the "fong o jia" (excavators). Too bad we don't live on a farm!!! Jake says thanks for the pics

July 16, 2010 at 6:01 PM  
Blogger Lindsay said...

I love that last picture of the two of them together. Very sweet.

July 16, 2010 at 7:58 PM  
Blogger Amanda said...

Okay - what they say about things being bigger in Texas is NOT true! (My life is ruined!) That is the hugest tractor I have ever seen!

July 16, 2010 at 9:00 PM  
Blogger Julie said...

Hi! I'm catching up on all of your posts from the summer. Glad to see ya'll have had a lot of 'firsts' with Levi. The beach pictures were SUPER cute. We only live an hour and thirty minutes from Destin(all the Santa Rosa beaches) so we make frequent trips. Don't feel bad about Levi not liking it, because my youngest boy, Sawyer, doesn't care for it either! Not sure where he gets his fear because his big brother is a fearless fish. :) Thanks for responding to my comment concerning your camera. :) I'm still interested in knowing what type of lens you have with your Nikon. I bought a 50mm fixed 1.8 several months ago, but am always looking for better lenses so I can take pics of my baby boys. Sorry for the long response....enjoy your time with that handsome little Levi. I'm a 4th grade teacher and only have two weeks left before we start back to school, so I'm trying to soak up all the time with my little ones. :) Looking forward to reading more of your inspiring/precious posts. May God continue to bless you beyond all measures!!

July 17, 2010 at 2:52 PM  
Blogger texasinafrica said...

Thanks for this! One of my earliest memories is of my granddaddy letting me "drive" the tractor - I was probably 3 at the time.

I've been working in the Congo these last few weeks and was sitting in the garden checking email a few days ago when I heard this loud noise. Would you believe it was a John Deere tractor pulling up?!?

July 17, 2010 at 5:23 PM  
Blogger Kristen@nosmallthing said...

Oh my word he is cute. That is all.

July 18, 2010 at 7:37 PM  
Blogger Chelsa said...

Love the pictures of the men in your life :)

July 20, 2010 at 8:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You have two really cute boys on your hands!! Lucky girl! :) You need this frame and put one of those adorable pics of your men in it (I'm a mom of 2 boys & just ordered it for myself and LOVE it!)

July 20, 2010 at 3:31 PM  

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