Thursday, February 28, 2013

Dallas' Valentine Project

Dallas' pre-k class had their Valentine's Day party on Friday after the holiday.  I decided for Dallas to help make the cards and gifts for his classmates.  I found the idea from a post a friend made on Facebook via Pinterest.  You can see it here.

The project started with me printing the cards off the computer, and Dallas cut them apart.  Good thing Reba was there to supervise!
Dallas then signed his name to each card
The next day, he added stickers to the baggies
Finally, I helped "zip-loc" (i.e. close) the bags.  Here's the finished pile... (Each baggie has a little wind-up racecar)
We had a lot of fun doing this little project, and I believe all his classmates enjoyed the cars!

Until next time...

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

We did celebrate...

Even though I didn't post about our Valentine's Day over a week ago, Doug did surprise the kiddos and I with gifts when he got home from work...

Dallas and Reba LOVED their balloons!
Surprisingly, they are still floating and the kiddos are still running around the house with them :)

And, I was surprised with this beautiful bouquet of flowers!
Until next time...

Monday, February 25, 2013

Happy Birthday Great-Grandpa!

This past weekend was Great-Grandpa Robertson's 88th Birthday.
We celebrated by having a lunch at Gasthof Amish Village Resaurant.  You might remember, we had Great-Grandpa's birthday party at the same place two years ago.  We had a wonderful time celebrating, and we were even able to get the great-grandkids in attendance to get a photo together... 
L-R: George Martin, Reba, Dallas, Vivian, Great-Grandpa, Grace, and Austin
Great-Grandpa had his 15th great-grandbaby born this week, and he is expecting 2 more in March!

Until next time...

I'm working on some other posts of what we have been doing the last couple weeks

Friday, February 8, 2013

Fun Friday Fotos - The Boys

The Boys - Charlie and Fred - really enjoyed the sunshine earlier in the week, too.

Reba loves Fred! 
Look at that smile!  He was so excited to be out playing in the yard.
Someone played too much...
Until next time...

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Monday, February 4, 2013

Super Bowl - The Year of the Farmer

This year, I was watching the Super Bowl mainly for the commercials since my favorite team was not playing.  I was disappointed at half-time when there had not even been one Budweiser Clydesdales commercial!  I mean, you can't have a Super Bowl without the famous Clydesdales!  Remember some of these past commercials?  Not long after posting about my disappointment on Facebook, I was rewarded with a beautiful commercial.  I guess it's true when people say, "Ask and you shall receive."

But, it was a commercial that aired shortly after the horses graced my television screen that stole the show.  And I do believe I am not along when I say it was the best commercial EVER.  And judging by the way my Facebook feed exploded with similar posts, I have a very strong leg to stand on when making that statement.  According to USA Today, it was the 3rd most popular commercial (behind the Clydesdales).

If you don't know which commercial I am talking about, watch this...
Thanks to Ram Trucks, the National FFA will earn up to $1 million in donation based upon the online views of the commercial.  Every view helps raise money (and awareness).  You can also visit and share a badge.

As many of you know, farming, agriculture, and FFA hold very dear places in my heart
My FFA Family
2000-2001 State FFA Officer Team
I was so glad to see this commercial get such positive attention.  Even Michael Strahan and Kelly Ripa talked about it this morning on LIVE!
Here are a few links to other blogs that mentioned the "Farmer" commercial

Pinke Post
Ransom Farms
Wag'n Tales
The Angle
Huffington Post

and I'm sure there are more and will be more...

Until next time...Thank you God for making a Farmer.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Fun Friday Fotos - Rainy Day

On Wednesday, as I was working on my tax return (fun times), it started to rain.  The kiddos decided to pull up some chairs and watch...

Not long after, I found Reba in her room like this...
I guess I'm not the only one that enjoys a good nap while it rains :)

Until next time...