Friday, June 28, 2013

Fun Friday Fotos - Sheep Showing

Last weekend, we traveled north with Eleanor and Rebecca for the Rush County Open Show.  The kiddos were so excited - they talked the whole 3 1/2 hours it took to get to Pa-paw and Ma-maw's house!

Saturday, we spent the day washing and clipping our lambs and Pa-paw's sheep.  Sunday afternoon was the show...

Reba helping Aunt Lisa
Dallas helping Daddy and Momma
We had three yearling ewes in the same class - so there were a few orange shirts!

Then, Little Miss realized Ma-maw had a camera
The next class was the ewe lambs.  I wish we would have had a few extra minutes to have let the kiddos walk their lambs before going in the ring.  I think everyone would have been a little more calm

Not sure what Dallas is trying to explain to Reba, but he sure looks serious
Dallas and Eleanor (and Daddy)
Dallas admiring his sheep

Reba and Rebecca
Some one crashed within 30 seconds of walking out of the last class!  
Until next time...

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Black Raspberries

One day's picking...
9 jars of jam
1.5 gallons frozen
Can't forget the pie!
Until next time...

Friday, June 21, 2013

Fun Friday Foto

One afternoon the kiddos informed me that they wanted to nap in Reba's room.  I said if they promised not to play and talk, they could stay together.  After about 5 minutes, I checked on them - and this is what I found...
Until next time...

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Friday, June 14, 2013

Fun Friday Fotos

One day our friends, Ciara and Mattison, came over for the day while their parents painted their new house! They had tons of fun splashing in the pool.
Here they are patiently waiting for an after-swim snack (freeze pops!)
One night last week, Daddy and I took the kiddos to an Otters game

This was the only mascot Dallas would get his picture with...
Little Miss enjoying the popcorn and cheering the team on to a victory!
Until next time...

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Pedal Pulling at the Classic Iron Show

Here are the videos I promised of the kiddos at the pedal pulls this past weekend

Little Miss

The Big D

Until next time...

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Swimming with Daddy

One afternoon the kiddos convinced Daddy to get in the pool with them.  Daddy had a little different approach to getting in the pool...
The kiddos thought it was quite funny to splash Daddy!
Uh oh!  Dallas got caught...
 Then Dallas wound up for another big splash...
Reba flying 
Then, Dallas wanted a turn
The boys showing off their muscles
Until next time...

Monday, June 10, 2013

Classic Iron Tractor Show

This past weekend was the tractor show in Evansville.  We have been the last couple years, but this year Daddy decided to take the Oliver!  Before heading out Friday morning, Dallas thought we needed a picture of the Olivers together...all cleaned up and ready to go
Since we don't have a trailer to haul the tractor (and the fairgrounds is less than 20 miles away), Daddy and Dallas drove there!
Pa, Gram and Aunt Josie came down Friday evening to join in the fun.  We grilled hot dogs for supper, and then made s'mores for dessert!

Daddy, Dallas and Pa roasting marshmallows
Reba and Gram roasting a marshmallow
While loading the trucks to go home for the evening, I convinced Reba to roll down this hill!
On Saturday morning, we used the ramps to unload Pa's wagon.  As soon as the wagon was out, Reba was climbing up and sliding down the ramps!

A tractor show wouldn't be complete without a little pedal pull action.  Luckily, the club broke the classes so that Dallas and Reba were in different age groups.

Reba won the 2-3 year-old class!
Yep, she won by a landslide!
And, Dallas won the 4-5 year-old class!

(I'm working on the videos of the kiddos' pedaling, and will put them up later in the week)

After the pedal pulls, we drove through the lawn and garden tractor displays.  This "4-wheel drive" was a favorite of Dallas'
We also watched some of the garden tractor games.  When we arrived they were finishing the "limbo"

Check out how low these guys can go...

Sunday was a much more relaxed day.  There wasn't much of a crowd, and the weather was very overcast.  Pa, Gram and Aunt Josie headed back to our house with the kiddos after lunch, while Daddy drove the Oliver home and I followed with the truck.  Our company left early evening, then we had a quick supper, and before 7:30 ... this guy was sleeping!
Dallas was having so much fun all weekend, that he did not nap for 3 days.  I'm sure he will be trying to catch up over the next couple days :)

Until next time...