There's something good for the soul about driving out of town to spend a day on a farm. How cool to be invited to show the kids a cotton harvest in full swing.
After some laying down of the law (safetly first!) we got on in and started helping out. Okay, I'm kidding... we gazed at the fields in awe; we gazed at big machines in awe;
we gazed at some more big machines in awe;
the kids picked cotton to try to help a broken-down picker (hmmm, well their heart were good);
they embraced the hard work of helping push all the cotton out of the picker bucket into the module builder (read softest jumping castle with the best outlook ever);
jumped in the aforementioned piles of soft and fabulous cotton (my photos just don't do the fun of this activity justice... but if anyone ever invites you to jump in cotton you should definately jump at the chance); and generally lapped up the perfect weather and magic twighlight light.
Thanks guys! This is the stuff that famliy memories are made of... Sammy's still carting around his little bag of cotton...