Thursday, April 29, 2010

The Smell of Money

E's class had a field trip to the dairy today.  Since P's job is in the dairy industry he made it a work trip and joined us for the outing.  The dairy we visited has around 12000 cows!  They milk about 4000 each day 3 times a day.  You might wonder how that would even seem possible.  Well, the cows are treated to a ride on the "carousel" while they are being milked. (Yes, I have pictures of that too.)  It is quite a production.  We toured the maternity ward too while there.  That turned out to be a VERY educational and vivid experience!  We helped welcome a new calf into the world. 

Thankfully the mother cow had no problems delivering but we were there for all the after birth experience as well while we waited for each of the kiddos to take turns feeding the other day old calves.  E chose stay near me and C.  K went in with P and got to pet some of the calves and help hold the bottle.  I think Mrs. S got pictures of all that. 
It was a VERY, VERY blustery day.  The hay ride that took the kids around was blowing hay everywhere!  If you remember the story of E and the wind you will realize this was not a good situation.  She was loaded on the trailer with her classmates but before they could leave she was in tears not wanting to go.  She has been on many hayrides and loved them all.  But that was before the wind trauma. Luckily we were able to ride in the SUV and still see the entire dairy.  If you want to know E's take of the place, and this is one of the cleaner dairies, just look at the picture...

Friday, April 23, 2010

More Giveaways...

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Caleb crawls

Caleb has figured out this crawling thing. I thought I had video of all his unique techniques but apparently I don't. If he happens to do a few of them again in the near future I will be sure to grab my camera! The video below is a few shots of the progression of his normal crawl. (Sorry the first part is so dark.) These were taken in the course of the month. His quickest means of mobility is the inverted v followed by the twist to the bottom roll. That's my favorite. The camera is just never nearby when I need it for that one but I'll keep trying. Enjoy!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Win it!

Go to this blog and leave a comment for a chance to win a Cricut cake machine. For more chances to win just follow the rules. GOOD LUCK!

Thursday, April 15, 2010


Parties are a big production to E. It is not a real party if you don't have balloons, streamers, cake and games. Also, your attire must be fancy. This is the outfit she put together for Leslie's party. It was cold so she had to wear something underneath her mermaid outfit. (Leslie's favorite princess is Ariel so E picked this just for her.)

For P's birthday she wanted me to wear my wedding dress and P to wear his wedding suit. I told her I probably wouldn't get that fancy but she could wear whatever she wanted. Lucky for her a new dress arrived that day from dear Leslie and also a package from Grammie that had gloves, a necklace and a bracelet in it. She disappeared to her room for a bit then reappeared ready for the party. She said her tiaras didn't match so she chose the pink floral scarf and finished the outfit with her high heels.

Her next quest is a pair of Lelli Kelly shoes. Yes, I agree they are beautiful shoes but the price tag is not so pretty!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Happy Birthday Parker!

Today we celebrate a very special day. 35 years ago today a wonderful person was born. He is the most amazing man and I have the privilege to be his wife. I am so proud of him and love him dearly.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY HONEY! I love you and look forward to celebrating many more birthdays with you.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Blustery Day

You know it's windy when your daughter gets picked up and blown over by the wind! That's right, poor E was walking to PE and the wind literally picked her up and knocked her down...TWICE! The teacher said she had never seen anything like it. The assistant carried her back after PE since E said she didn't want to go out there again and blow away to Oklahoma. Her teacher has a plan though for the next time it is this windy. She is going to tie a string around E's ankle and give the other end to her buddy M. He said he wouldn't let E blow away!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Train time

Now that we are seeing some pretty days we dug out the toys. The kids love to ride the train but sometimes it is hard to take turns. K found a way that they can both play.

His second idea worked much better.

Now all he needs to figure out is how to give the train more power then we'll be in trouble!

Thursday, April 1, 2010


Any idea what this means???


............ it's April Fool's Day. Can't wait until the kids are old enough to mess with them! :)