Thursday, January 29, 2009
"Mom, I guess you have to be nice for the Easter bunny to come."
"Yes, you have to be nice and do what your parents tell you."
"Do you think he and Santa are workin' together?"
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
We have a little bit of snow/ice. It is really dry snow, but at this point we will take whatever we can get. The trees are pretty. If I can manage it, I'll try to take more pictures when I brave the cold to water the zoo animals. One other thing--the TV station changed our high today from 26 to 23--gotta love it!
Monday, January 26, 2009
Sadie: "Eww, I hate the way that tastes. It tastes like dead skunk."
Me: "I wonder what dead skunk tastes like?"
After she FINALLY took the medicine, T.S. proclaimed, "Now she'll smell like a skunk!"
To celebrate the weather we made butterflies this morning (the boys refused the photo op). I'd like to curl up on the couch and sleep but the kids have different ideas and the zoo animals think they should have unfrozen water to drink.
Friday, January 23, 2009
Things today are back to normal--if that is possible in this house. The boys are having a ball upstairs and I'm about to have to break the news to them that it is nap time. Thanks to everyone for all of their concern for us this week. Hopefully we are on the road to being well and preventing future asthma attacks.
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
We did find out yesterday that he does better taking the treatment if he is occupied, so today he decided to paint during a treatment.
Monday, January 19, 2009
Sunday, January 18, 2009
In the pig show, both Harry and Wilbur placed 4th. She was chosen to come back to junior showmanship and did a great job. We'll post pictures later.
T.S. had a pretty rough day. He and barn dust don't seem to agree. GeGe took him home after the lambs and came back for pigs, but I ended up having to bring him home.
Robby had a great day, too. All of his FFA kids made the sale. He's already left this morning to go to the Swisher County show.
We were so glad that so all the grandparents were there to watch and that so many of our family friends were there to help and share the day with us.
Thursday, January 15, 2009
- Laundry--piles and piles from daily life and the stock show
- Sadie--homework, basketball practice 4 show animals
- Volunteering at school
- Grocery shopping--for some strange reason my family thinks they need to eat
- Stock show cleanup and prep for the county show this weekend
- Necklace orders--the dining room table has disappeared again
- T.S.--He had his weekly Bubble Fest yesterday. I wonder if they sell bubble stuff by the gallon
Tonight's agenda: supper with Cowboy 4-H Club as we gather all the animals that will head to the Randall County show this weekend.
Friday: We'll check our animals in at Canyon. The grandparents are arriving from Aledo for the big weekend.
Saturday: Show Day! Sadie is excited.
Monday, January 12, 2009
"All for one and two for three!!"
There was also much discussion about who was Mickey and who was Goofy. I guess no one wants to be Donald.
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Sadie with judge Ronnie Dennis after receiving the First Year Exhibitor Award.
Sadie with Robby and Jim Mc after the show. Jim Mc helped me with my pigs way back when and he's still helping our 4-H and FFA kids now.
Sadie showing Otis and then Leonard.
Friday, January 9, 2009
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
I'm not sure where I ended up in the running for 2008 Mother of the Year. I'm pretty sure it was in the Top 10. I decided this year to start my campaign for the coveted award off with a bang. So, I'm allowing T.S. to do some things he has never done, like blow bubbles in the house. The 2009 me is soooo laid back...
Seriously, it is Wednesday. T.S. and I are hanging out. There is probably lots to be done, like get dressed, go get the mail, do some laundry, learn some letters, the list goes on and on and on...
Instead, T.S. found his bubbles with the handy-dandy "spill proof" lid that his awesome Sunday school teacher gave him and said, "Mom, let's do bubbles." In a moment of weakness (I think it has something to do with still wearing PJs at 11am, I said, "Sure, just don't spill them."
Monday, January 5, 2009
Thursday, January 1, 2009
My nephew got a BB gun for Christmas and could hardly wait to "shoot stuff." Here are some pictures of the boys and my brother-in-law hunting. Good job, Robby, for thinking of taking some pictures. I have never taken so few pictures at Christmas before. I'm hoping my sister got some good ones to share.
Sadie and T.S. took full advantage of Ashly and Brant being here--they played board games until Brant and Ashly could play no more. Sadie was excited to be back in her bed last night--but not for long. The relatives are stopping by tonight on their way home from Colorado. We are thinking of opening a bed and breakfast.
Seriously, it has been so fun to have everyone up to visit for the holidays. We are blessed to have spent time with so much of our family.
Happy New Year!! May 2009 find you surrounded by family and friends!
Also, Happy Bonza Bottler Day!! We are hosting out here this evening.