Saturday, June 30, 2012
Friday, June 29, 2012
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Andie was pretty skeptical about those fish.
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
One of my favorite things was the bear that was available to have your picture taken with during intermission. (There was a plexiglass divider, in case he felt like eating the innocent picture-takers.) There was no way I was going to pay $10 to have our picture taken with him, but I enjoyed watching him eat his bag of potato chips!
I asked the guy feeding him (who also happened to be the ring master) if Sour Cream and Onion were his favorite flavor, and he said he likes them all. The guy would feed himself one and then feed the bear. His name was Teddy. The bear, not the ring master. Who cares what the ring master's name is? Teddy. As in Teddy Bear. Clever. Or not. You decide.
Monday, June 25, 2012
Saturday, June 23, 2012
There was a great little sandbar in the creek, but it was an island a few feet from the bank. The kids were not going to be deterred by a little water. But this isn't just any water: this is icy, cold mountain stream water. As in, it was snow not long before it landed in the stream!
Nicole was the first brave soul. She strolled across the creek like it was nothing! Not really. She gasped and made it clear to all that this was COLD water!
And that girl was tough enough to come back across to accompany her sister! Ellea decided she would run across when it got to cold for her to bear!
And then, Nicole went back across to help her brother. Only her brother wimped out and didn't want to walk across, because he was going to "freeze his legs off!" Nicole generously allowed him to make the trip on her back.
Ellea suggested that I come across and join them. She was smart enough not to be too surprised when I said no!
Friday, June 22, 2012
My favorite part?
My mom likes to sleep. Check it out . . .
Not she likes to read. Or ride horses. Or work on her blog. Sleep. She likes to sleep.
Well? If the shoe fits. . . .
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Nicole held it together pretty well for the first couple seconds.
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Sadly, it doesn't have reverse. Good thing it's light enough to easily turn around by pushing it!
Monday, June 18, 2012
Ellea thought just jumping in was the thing to do, but it was a bit of a shock! Needless to say, nothing but the feet enjoyed the water!
Saturday, June 16, 2012
When we went out and *helped* Glenn fixed fence, Morgan discovered the joys of attacking a helpless, fallen tree with the claws of a hammer. He may not be able to pound a staple in a fence post, but he's you're man if you need a tree hacked to death! Boys are so descructive.
Thursday, June 14, 2012
But I learned something new. When you're working on the bottom wire of the fence, sit yourself down.
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Don't they look fabulous? Now if only our hair dresser would move in with us so she can curl their hair to look like that every day! I tried to do Ellea's hair the other day and it didn't turn out quite like this!
Nicole took a wonderful picture of me getting my hair highlighted. I was going to post it only out of fairness of all the pictures I've posted of my kids, but that's the beauty of this being my blog. I get to post (or not post) whatever I want!! Sorry kids. Life's not fair!
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
I was a little jealous of Nicole cuddling with her lamb. Nothing like a wool blanket on a cold day.
Monday, June 11, 2012
So this was our first year showing an animal at the Idaho County Spring Show. Nicole was beside herself with delight. She kept looking at me with a big grin and saying, "I have a lamb." As you know, that is a miracle in so many ways being as the silly thing was MIA for a couple days last week!
Sunday, June 10, 2012
I've decided to take Sundays off from blogging, although I'll often be writing Monday's blogs on Sunday. You know what I mean. I'd like to try 6 blogs a week.
Hopefully the sun is out wherever you are. I hope it is here, but I'll believe it when I see it!
Saturday, June 9, 2012
I thought I did okay, I wasn't being too conspicuous about my desire to take dozens of photos. Just standing back using my handy dandy zoom lens (thank goodness for zoom).
Friday, June 8, 2012
Hmm. Do we buy yet another animal? Third time's the charm, right?
Exciting Update: WE FOUND HIM! We were convinced after two days on the lam (pun intended), he was never to be contained again. He was cornered last night by some farmers who spotted him near their cows. Glenn was contacted and he RACED out to where they were. It took five grown men 30 minutes to catch him, and it was touch and go for awhile. We are overjoyed to have him back!! Yippee!
Thursday, June 7, 2012
It was drizzling when they rode last week. But do you think that fazed little-miss-horse-crazy? Nope. It takes more than a couple of raindrops to put a damper on her horse fun!
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
He did very well. He wasn't too excited about driving by himself, but his dad insisted.
Before we know it, my baby will be driving cars and tractors and all kinds of grown-up things. I may just have to refuse to let that happen. But then, I guess I'll have to chauffeur him around, so I might be rethinking that plan.