Friday, August 29, 2014
In other news, the only thing that really grew well this year were my berries and our ridiculous zucchinis! This one is half as tall as Grayson, I can hardly keep up!
Sunday, August 17, 2014
These snow cone people have it figured out! Drive up truck, serve ice for $2-$4 a pop and let the kids get their own sugar flavored delishness.....I need to rethink this business opportunity :)
First stop was the 4H barn where I made the children succumb to utter (hahaha) humiliation by wearing these cow hats. We looked at some thing that kids had made like dresses and woodworking projects and Kenna seemed really impressed. I snapped a picture of this chicken coop that I really like in my quest to have chickens in our backyard - much to the dismay of my wonderful husband.
We ditched the stroller to look at all the animal barns. What a fun time. The kids LOVED the animals, looking at the giant cows (and laughing hysterically when they pooped.) Kenna loved watching the horses in the equestrian barn, we sat in the air conditioning and had a snack while they showed off the horse tricks. We saw the goats and the pigs, but the best part were the sheep! Yes, I know...how exciting can a sheep be you ask....but the kids have never seen sheep sheering before. They were tied up and getting their "haircuts" and one especially ticked off sheep was letting his owner know how he felt. He was doing this sort of baaing while his tongue was sticking out and the kids thought it was the funniest thing ever. We watched for 5 minutes and the kids just laughed and laughed....so funny.
I forgot about the sheer insanity that is food at the state fair...just gluttony in its finest form. The kids were told that they got ONE treat at the fair as I had already snuck in many goodies of the healthy variety...and after much deliberation they all decided on milkshakes. I thought, perfect, cold - yummy...I'll go get them. Well they only came in size hugantic...so they were all extremely full when the day was done.
After overstuffing with milkshakes we continued on our quest to find the stroller....I knew I left it somewhere? Took us about 10 minutes then we found it and headed to the kids area. The petting zoo was so cute! Baby camels and zebras....adorable! Worth the $3 in animal food purchase. Grayson was extremely aware of his limited supply and would only feed the animals like one-piece-at-a-time. Zachary took a different approach and just held his cup out in which a giant cow ate it all in one bite. Sure there is a lesson there somewhere.
Not sure the kids were 100% worn out, but mommy was. So a little after one we called it a day. On the way out McKenna was animate about riding this mousetrap rollercoaster. She didn't even flinch when I told her she had to ride it on her own, as I couldn't take the boys. So she be-bopped right up and rode it. Brave little stinker! Sure it was her fathers insistence at exposing her to the tower of terror when she was only 4....made her fearless on rides!
Overall, successful fun day. I think next year when the kids all walk the whole time and we get to go with daddy we can take our time and really see everything.
Monday, August 11, 2014
We have had zuchinni growing like crazy! ! I've made zucchini bread, muffins, and tonight made stuffed zucchini for dinner. The kids josh and I ate it up. .. zachey threw a fit for 15 minutes while I made him sit and try one bite... he gagged but got it down. ...ahhhh my sensitive one :)
Friday, August 08, 2014
As Grayson becomes less baby and more little boy I relish in some of his last "babyness." One of the things I giggle at every time is his use of the word "something." The kids constantly play I Spy in the car and when it's his turn it never fails. .."I spy with my ittle yi....SOMMMMME-PPPPING..." is adorable. Instead of someTHing... he changes it to somePing which the cuteness level is only multiplied when he draws it out looking for the perfect item to spy :)
The other babyism I have recently noticed is his use if pronouns. Instead of saying "That is her dog" grayson instead uses she..."That is she's dog." Part of me wants to correct him. .. But part of me is holding on to this and loving the innocence of it all!