Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Lawn Mowing

A few months ago our lawn mower broke. Right in the heat of summer and we needed a new one badly. After shopping around and pricing out what it would take to fix ours we opted to upgrade and get a riding lawn mower. Okay, I know you are thinking we are so lazy...but our yard is large and future mowing jobs for Caleb came to mind. I must say there isn't a single whine or whimper when it is time to mow. This boy loves it and so does Craig. This is what I came home to a few days ago...

We live across the street from our Stake President and one day he noticed that Caleb was out using the new mower and challenged Caleb to a race. The conversation went something like this.

President Atkinson: "You think yours is cool, I still think I could beat you"

Caleb: "Bring it on...name the time and place"

President Atkinson: "Mine has a gear you have never seen"

Caleb: "I'll be over"

So knowing Caleb the way I do, I didn't think it would ever happen...but we all were cracking up after the conversation. A few days later Caleb noticed that President Atkinson was out mowing his lawn and Caleb ran out revved up ours and headed across the street. When Pres. saw Caleb coming he just started to laugh. They stopped and chatted for a while and then got into postion. Craig and I were watching this along with his wife and Zach and Libby. We were just laughing. The race started and Caleb beat Pres. They were both laughing and having a great time. I actually got a bit choked up, not because my son won, but because my son feels so comfortable with this amazing man to race lawn mowers and joke and laugh about it to this day. I am sure that this will never be forgotten. Me,well of course I had to document the activity. Check out the photos.

The race is on!!!

Pres. Atkinson & Caleb in the heat of the race!

The race is over...them sitting and chatting! This photo is priceless. I love it.

I am pretty sure Pres. Atkinson asked for a rematch. He chuckles everytime he sees Caleb and mentions it.


Amy-Sue and Gian Del Bello said...

Oh, I'm green with envy...I would totally mow the lawn daily if I had one of those! What a great experience with your son and the Stake President!

Cortney Chambers said...

i love caleb--i love that he said "bring it on" to the stake pres. & it was all it in good fun!

cari said...

This made me smile! What a kid! I love the picture with no hands! Classic.