Monday, June 30, 2014

Swaddle Free?

Last night I put Julianne down for a quick nap without swaddling her.  She had fell asleep in my arms, so I put her in her crib thinking she would sleep for half an hour or so.
She went ahead and proved me wrong, and she slept the entire night...swaddle free!  I peeked in on her a handful of times, and I found her snuggled up with her "blanket" each time.

Let's hope this is the start of a very easy swaddle free transition!

Until next time...

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Saturday, June 28, 2014


This week was Vacation Bible School at our church.  St. Francis joined in with three other churches in town to have one large program instead of separate smaller bible schools.  The past few summers it hasn't worked into our schedule for the kiddos to attend, but I made sure it worked this summer.
VBS was held in the evening, and they started with a light meal before heading off to crafts, games, lessons, and songs.

Last night (the final night), families were invited to stay and enjoy the children perform their songs.  They also served cake and ice cream!
It took Dallas a little while to warm up and move along, but then again, he is not our "musical performer"
Reba on the other hand, loved doing the hand motions and singing with the music.
Overall, I do believe they enjoyed VBS.  They came home each night showing off their craft project and talking about what they did.

Until next time...

Friday, June 27, 2014

Fun Friday Fotos - Playing Baby Dolls

Dallas and Reba were cleaning and organizing their bedroom when they decided to bring out the doll crib and play with Julianne...

Until next time...

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Forward Progress

Julianne has finally made forward progress in the "army" crawling business.  What was her motivation?
Reba's Minnie-Mo tractor!

Until next time...

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

It's Harvest Season!

While it may not be the traditional harvest season, it is the start of garden harvesting time!  Here's what I found in the garden yesterday...

The first of my tomatoes are ripening
First pull of radishes
First head of broccoli
First green bell peppers
First apple at fell from our tree
It's a little on the small side, and it wasn't ripe
And the part that Doug, my kids, my dad, and my sister have been waiting for...pickling cucumbers!
Until next time...

Monday, June 23, 2014

Rush County Open Show

Yesterday was the open sheep show at the Rush County Fair.  Luckily, we had the sheep near ready to go when we arrived at the fairgrounds that morning.  All that needed to be done was card and shape their heads and legs.

Thankfully, we had a few great helpers...

Show time!

This is our ram lamb, Buster
Final placings in the yearling ewe class (l-r: Lisa, Reba and I, Pa-paw, and Daddy and Dallas)
Dallas and Reba showing their lambs, Sparkler and Rachael.
Reba and Rachael - with a little help from Momma and Aunt Lisa
It was a little hot in the show ring :)
All smiles after the show!
Until next time...

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Julianne's New Bottle

Julianne is getting to the stage where if you put something in front of her, she will grab at it and take it directly to her mouth.  So, while working on sheep earlier today, Pa-paw put his drink down toward Julianne, and here's what happened...

Taking a drink
Why did you do that, Pa-paw!?!
Hmmm...maybe it's not too bad
Until next time...

Monday, June 16, 2014

Vermillion County Fair

Our first sheep show of the summer was yesterday in a little town called Cayuga, located in Vermillion County.  Check in time was very early, and with the time difference, we headed up Saturday night.  
After unloading the sheep, we got some supper and checked in to the hotel.

Pa-paw, Ma-maw, and Aunt Lisa arrived shortly after us on Sunday morning with the rest of the flock!  Daddy then gave the kiddos a pep talk before heading into the ring...

Dallas and Sparkler
Miss Reba cracks me up in this photo!
After showing the ewes, there was quite a break before showing the rams.  Dallas was entertaining himself by seeing how far he could reach on the gate!
Ma-maw captured a great picture of Doug and I
Not sure what she's doing here...
We all had a great time, and it was a good first show of the summer.

Until next time...

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Classic Iron Tractor Show - 2014

This weekend is the Classic Iron Show at the Vanderburgh County Fairgrounds.  Last year, we took the Oliver and enjoyed multiple days at the show.  This year, we are only going one day and left the Oliver at home, but Pa brought along his Wheel Horse and wagon to put around the show!

Aunt Josie and Julianne
Julianne had a grand time at her first tractor show!
One last photo before going home
While at the show, I was able to browse through the flea market area, and came across these jars to add to my collection...
Based on the script writing of "Ball", these jars date between 1910-1923.  If you can't tell, they are both blue color.  I really liked the one above because "PERFECT MASON" is off-centered and higher on the jar.  I have not seen one like that before.  Is it an imperfection? I don't know.  The jar below, I liked because of the vertical lines that go around the jar.  Also, I liked the way the tail of the second "l" in Ball sharply comes back.

Until next time...

Friday, June 13, 2014

Evansville Otters

Each year the realty group we worked with when buying our current house hosts a night at the ballpark.  The game was last night, and this year, Pa, Gram and Aunt Josie joined us for the game.

Dallas and Reba loved it, but Julianne, on the other hand, did not care for it.  I think the game was too loud for her little ears.
After the game, all the kids in attendance were able to run the bases.  You can see Doug in the middle of the picture (red shirt, red hat) waiting with Dallas and Reba.
If I may be honest for a moment...after the Otters' official opened the gate and all the children started running, I completely lost track of my two!  It wasn't until they were almost done that I spotted them...

Dallas rounding third!
There's Reba after crossing home plate.
Daddy then joined them at home plate
We found this cute car outside the stadium
There was a gentleman that sat in front of us during the game, that gave Reba the balloon animal (it was suppose to be a cat).  She carried that silly thing around for 2 or 3 days!
Ever seen a flying otter?
Yep, there's that balloon cat again!
I believe I have talked about the Evansville Otters before on here.  It is an independent professional baseball league that plays at historic Bosse Field.  Parts of A League of their Own was filmed here, and it is the third oldest ballpark in the nation (behind Wrigley and Fenway)

Until next time...