27 - July, 2010
We had a decent time at the fair. It was extremely hot. Everyone really enjoyed the "Wild Animal Show". The guy really kept things moving and brought out some amazing animals. We mainly came to the fair to see how the girls came out with their entries. They both got first place - blue ribbons. Mary on her four items and Abi on her rag doll. I personally thought Mary's doll dress should have won a Best of Show ribbon but I am her mother :-)
30 - July, 2010
We enjoyed a visit from our good friend Carol. She loves the kids and it was really good to have her stop by for a bit. The children have been unusually wild for several days. Before Carol came we made our weekly Aldi run. The kids were SO amazingly helpful while we were rushing through the store checking off our list. BUT, when I was waiting to pay they were so out of control it was unbearable. We made it through and I was able to be thankful and didn't get angry. I did correct, and it was way more effective because I was thankful! Pictured below are Abi and Baruch using up some of their endless energy resource. Literally climbing the walls.
We got an early start to Pa and Grandma's. Drew had plans to extend the tongue on our trailer. He put in a very full days work with his Dad. Jacob and Abram stayed at Pa and Grandma's while the other four children came with me to visit Uncle Ron and Aunt Kari's farmet. Here are the pictures of the fun Baruch, Abi and Mary had playing with Anna. Kari and I prepared food, cleaned up after everybody, took Chloe for a walk/nap, and had some time for talking and enjoying each other's company.
About 4:45 ish I headed over to Pa and Grandma's for supper. We had a really nice meal all together. We were only missing Grant who showed up a bit later when he was done with work. The kids really enjoyed riding bikes and just running around. Chloe LOVED these little dress up shoes Grandma had found garage saling and clomped all around in them.