Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Grandpa and Ry

While we were on our Duluth trip, my parents watched the kids for us. The kids had a blast with their grandparents. Ryan got to spend some good one-on-one time with Grandpa Bill. A few months ago, they decided it would be fun to build a solar car together. This weekend it happened.
Dad found a great solar car kit, ordered it and helped Ry build it in his workshop.
Here they are testing their finished product out on the driveway. It worked like a charm.

Ry is so proud of this solar powered car. It was one of the first things I saw when I got home from our trip.

Ryan also got to go to an airshow with his grandpa. My parents' next door neighbor is a retired pilot. Now, he flies in airshows. Dad brought Ry to one of the his airshows.
Ryan is standing in front of a WW2 torpedo bomber.This is the same type of bomber that his great-grandpa Hamer worked on during the war. Coincidentally, his Greatgreatgrandpa Sohl also worked in a factory during WW2 manufacturing this same type of torpedo bomber.
Here is Ryan in front of another military jet. No family heritage significance, just a cool jet. I am sure Ryan planned his outfit to match the jet...we just always think of those details.
After the show, they walked over to the planes and found my dad's neighbor Tim Barzen. Mr. Barzen let Ryan sit in the cockpit of his plane. That was pretty neat. Dad is standing on the wing and Tim Barzen is by the airplane's tail.

Ryan had a wonderful time with Grandpa Bill. I think the car and the show were both pretty cool...but I think it is cooler that he got to spend the time with his grandpa making memories. Thank you dad for the time and the attention you gave Ryan! He loved it!


Erekson's said...

Your trip looks awesome! What a fun time.

Jean said...

Ryan will always have that day with Grandpa Bill in his store of memories. Those old planes look pretty cool.

Lori said...

We are back now, and I'm excited for you to return also. Then we can play and talk about our trips.