if and when you come across the rare and elusive opportunity to snatch your farmer away from the farm…what should you do?

you drive far. far far away. far enough that it's not easy for him to escape.

and that's just what we did.

amy (from the farmer's wife) and i snagged the children and the farmers and escaped to the mountains for seven glorious snow-filled, hot springs-swimming, snickers bar-eating, massage-getting days.

as of now…we're only on day four.

today's excursion included a visit to a snow filled playground where death-defying stunts were performed by babies and their fathers.

she loves this trick. i'm never sure whether to be impressed and amused or whimpering and afraid.

it always ends up being a combination of the above.

when i saw amy's farmer bend down at the top of the slide i thought he was just checking to make sure their oldest boy made it down…but then i heard him yell, "is his head clear?!"

they then performed a perfect seal-slide. with a slight walrus hump to get out of the tube.

farmers always make outings a little more exciting.