In a photo Chip shared to Instagram on Thursday, his 7-month-old little boy looks fully engrossed in his surroundings outside of the (rolled-up) car window as he sits on mom Joanna’s lap.
Taken from the back of Chip’s wife and son, the snapshot conveys a herd of cattle next to the family in front of a pair of trees, backed by a clear blue sky — with one of the animals gazing straight into the vehicle.
“Longhorns meet Crew … Crew meet longhorns. #farmLife,” the proud dad, 44, wrote to accompany the photograph.
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In the endearing snapshots, Chip could be seen holding up baby Crew against a white wall as someone took the photos. But as the shoot went on, the father and son began to make silly faces at the camera and one another.
“Baby Crew getting his passport photos! Nice work @chipgaines,” Joanna wrote.
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Despite his obvious appreciation for and rapport with his dad, Crew has a little ways to go in addressing him by the proper moniker when compared to Joanna.
In a sweet Instagram message on New Year’s Day, the mother of five revealed that her infant son is already speaking, and saying one word in particular: “Mama.”
“I had to throw that in there, sorry Chip!” she joked.