Ronan taking inventory of the heavy machinery at this site
One ritual Ronan and I try to do every weekend is a bike ride through Stanford University in search of heavy machinery to explore. Thanks to a construction boom on campus we're almost always successful at finding something to keep Ronan entertained.
'Driving' the backhoe loader but eying the larger front loader
This past Sunday we found a dump truck, front loader and a backhoe loader all parked together in a soon-to-be transformed parking lot between Wilbur and Stern Halls. Any time that Ronan can climb aboard the machines means lots of smiles and excitement- the bigger the machine, the better.
Always important to check your mirrors prior to starting excavation
Happy now he's on the biggest machine around, Ronan is ready to start moving dirt
Ronan has now taken to instructing the truck (verbally) to do his bidding- so far none have responded the way he would have liked but nevertheless he keeps trying. Who knows.. maybe one day he'll command a machine to, "Sit! Stay!" and he'll feel vindicated.
"Move! Push dirt this way!"