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I have a feeling my little man is going to be
spending lots of time with his daddy in the future.
Learning how to be a farm boy of course.
But for now, we just visit daddy.
Joel is busy planting corn these days.
They work pretty late, so Levi and I went out to visit him in the field.
Otherwise, Levi might never get to see him!
Joel told him all about his fancy new planter.
And his green tractor.
We like our tractors green, right Levi?
And Levi even got to go for his first tractor ride.
No smiles.
He was too busy checking everything out.
About five minutes into our ride
the sun was going down and Levi fell asleep.
I am considering sending him out to the field for all of his naps.
Maybe that would solve our cat-napping problem.
Poor Joel got the flu yesterday.
Planting and the flu is not a good combination.
I’m just hoping Levi and I don’t get it too!
  • Julie - I love your photos – and your posts. Levi is so adorable and I absolutely love his cheeks!ReplyCancel

  • Natalie Catherine - o my goodness!!! how cute!!! hope joel gets better and you two stay well!!ReplyCancel

  • Tamara Ann - I’ve visited your blog a couple of times but had to comment on this one! I know that your husband must LOVE taking Levi out with him. My husband is a grower, and gets so much enjoyment out of taking our kids out in to the groves with him! It’s such a wonderful bonding time.ReplyCancel

  • A - They are so precious!!! There is something so captivating that your hubby is a farmer- my husband’s family are farmers in IL, and I love going there and seeing all the fields!ReplyCancel

  • Amanda - such cute pictures! Joel, we’ve been praying for you.ReplyCancel

  • Karina - That is unique in my experience – napping on a tractor, how cool! Perhaps not very convenient, though, even on a farm.

    Stay away, flu!!! I hope Joel feels better soon…ReplyCancel

  • Natalie Powers - praying that you don’t get sick either! beautiful family. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Being I work at a John Deere implement dealership I was so happy to see you are starting him off young and in the right direction, too cute. Kysmom in MNReplyCancel

  • Michelle - My grandpa owned a John Deere tractor store when I was younger. I really miss those days. What a cute little family.ReplyCancel

  • Beki - TheRustedChain - That’s so cute.

    My bad baby (3 yr old) is loving going out on the mower lately at our new farm. But it’s not nearly as sweet as tiny little Levi!ReplyCancel

  • Lauren Kelly - Such sweet pictures!!!! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Kristen - Too cute! A boy and his Father, precious. And could Levi’s cheeks get any more lovable??ReplyCancel

  • Tina - Jess –

    I love seeing pics of your little man. Thanks for posting them! My husband and I are having a little boy in August and the theme to his room is “My Little Farm.” It is adorable.

    My husband had the flu/bacterial infection over the weekend as well and I was keeping my fingers crossed that I didn’t get it, too. So far so good!

    Take care!


  • Cristin - Levi is so precious! Praying for Joel and the health of you all!ReplyCancel

  • Micah - This is just precious. Joel is such a great dad.ReplyCancel

  • Honey - How cute are those pictures!! 🙂 Those cheeks look so kissable!! The tractor rides that I have taken were always calming for me to. I never fell asleep though, but I probably could of. I said a prayer that you and sweet Levi don’t get the flu. Thanks for sharing with us.ReplyCancel

  • Erica - that is so sweet! my two boys love going on their papa’s tractor (which, of course, is GREEN). he is such a cutie and looks so much like his dad!ReplyCancel

  • Lane - I love the picture of him asleep on the tractor! So sweet.ReplyCancel

  • Leah - Oh how precious! Such a beautiful family!ReplyCancel

  • Emily @ Little Home - Nice hat, Joel!ReplyCancel

  • flynnfamily - I have been following your blog for some time and enjoy reading
    it. This post of yours reminds me of a book series I read by Traci DePree, The Lake Emily Series. It’s enjoyable, not sure if you have time to read, but thought you might like to know about!ReplyCancel

  • rae - Tractor ONLY come in green…..right??? Ha! Levi is too cute!!ReplyCancel

  • Courtney - I love seeing all the new pictures of Mr. Levi! He is soooo cute!ReplyCancel

  • texasinafrica - What a sweet post! My granddaddy like his tractors green, too, so much so that he was one of the owners of the dealership in their small town. I still remember him letting me “drive” the tractor when I was 3 or 4 years old. Thanks for bringing back those memories!ReplyCancel

  • Christina - Oh, I hope his flu passes quickly and you remain healthy!
    I seriously don’t think that Levi’s cheeks could get any better. Oh. My. Goodness.ReplyCancel

  • Dear Abbi - Oh my goodness, these photos are priceless! So precious to see him in the tractor with his daddy! I love Levi’s chubby belly!ReplyCancel

  • Toni :O) - Love this post with his daddy…too sweet! Hope Joel is on the mend soon!ReplyCancel

  • Bec - My grandpa was an inventor for John Deere so we like those green tractors as well 😉ReplyCancel

  • yeahexceptfornot - Levi is precious!ReplyCancel

  • AshleyAnn - I’m jealous you have a green tractor. I sing to my 4 year old almost daily, “I’ll take you for a ride on my big green tractor. We can go slow or we can faster…as long as I’m with you boy it don’t matter…” (Thank you Jason Aldean.)

    He asked to see my big green tractor, I pointed to his daddy’s little green riding lawnmower. He wasn’t impressed.ReplyCancel

  • Marianne - What a cutie! Love all his baby creases and folds, very kissable!ReplyCancel

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  • Adam and Vel - Levi looks just like his big sis!!!ReplyCancel

  • Colbert Family - I check in on you guys often, but don’t know if I’ve ever left a comment. Levi is so stinkin adorable!! I love his Easter outfit :)!

    You guys are an inspiration to many and you have been a blessing to me! We are walking through childhood cancer with our 4 year old daughter right now and have been for the last year and a half. I have found encouragement many tough nights through your blog so thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Donna H - Levi is big kid. How much does he weigh? Reminds me of my son who, as I remember, weighed 30lbs at 18 months. He turned out to be 6’3″ and wears a size 14 shoe.ReplyCancel

  • mandie lane - ((longtime lurker coming out to say hi))

    Cute!! Levi looks so much like his sister in the second to last photo. My grandpa is a farmer in ND and a John Deere guy as well, so I love the pictures and the green. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Sarah - Had to comment on this post. My husband is a farmer as well. Nothing beats raising little ones on the farm. Love it! Good luck this planting season Joel. Hope it is a good one for ya!ReplyCancel

  • Nan - So sweet. And whoa! That baby boy is puttin’ on some serious rolls! I love it!! You are so blessed.ReplyCancel