Tuesday, August 18, 2009

A Fishy Post

We managed to pick up three fish at the fair. Uncle Jake was able to land a ball in the little jar of water and met up with someone who didn't want their two, so we came home with happy little girls who love their three fishies! Gwen named hers "Puppy" and Ailish named hers "Cheesy Poof" and "Sour Cream". (Ailish loves whipped cream. We can't convince her that it's not named sour cream.) Sadly, Cheesy Poof, didn't last very long and had to take the long swim down a short pipe. But the other two are still swimming strong. I just couldn't resist taking a picture of them!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Fair Time 2009

Is there anything cuter than kids and animals?

There is a lot to look at - so we walked a lot. But we made sure we stopped to have refreshments the whole way.

I love fair time, no doubt! The atmosphere is everything I remember loving as a kid. My brother and I were a part of 4-H and raised 2 pigs each as soon as we turned 8 years old. Every year, my parents put up the pop-up camper and we would spend the entire week there. That way, we were able to be up at the crack of dawn to get the pigs spruced up for the show on Tuesday and then ready for the sale at the end of the week. We had a good time every year!!! Due to my parents paying for the costs to raise the pigs every year, at the end of my time in 4-H, I was able to pay for most of my first year in college. This year, I had the opportunity to give back! My parents and I decided to split the purchase of a pig. No, we aren't keeping it. It was sent on to the butcher for us straight from the fair. I'm so happy to be able to give back to an organization that meant so much to me in my youth!!!
Thank you, Mom and Pop, for helping me achieve this goal!!!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Birthday Campfire

For our birthday, my parents had a campfire on the hill. We had the radio on and lots of food. There were pizza pockets, hot dogs, mountain pies and s'mores! Holy cow, we ate so much! The girls enjoyed the fire just as much a Mommy and Daddy! Ailish ran around like a crazy person after she had a whole s'more for herself. Gwen didn't love the food, but she was really helpful when it came to unpacking all the food. It's so relaxing sitting by the fire.

Friday, August 7, 2009


Sometimes the most fun comes from the simplest things. Forget the toys and the tv, get the kids a box! They climb in and out, play hide and seek (hmmm, wonder where they could be hiding???), drag every stuffed animal in with them, and have a great time just dragging the box around the house.

Bathtime for the kids can also be fun. By the time we are done, not just the kids are soaked. Of course, I edited since this is the internet. So, instead I put up pics of the soap the kids like to use. This one smells like strawberries! YUM! Gwen has a good time by-passing the roller and just shakes all the goo out. There looks like a horrible accident has occurred. By the time we're done the tub water is actually PINK! Haha!