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Thursday, September 17, 2015

First days of the school year... a little bit late.

The kids first days of school came right after the State Fair!
Peighton was super excited to start third grade and see all her friends again.

She insisted on a picture with her favorite pup.

Preston started school the next week.
He is doing 5 year old preschool this year and loving every minute of it!
 He likes that he goes every day this year, like Peighton.
I like that it's only half days and we still get to do fun stuff in the morning and have lunch each day together!
He was talking about kindergarten next year and I asked him what I was going to do all day without him.
His reply..."Well, you'll finally have some peace and quiet!"

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Cows and Pigs, State Fair Style.

We've always had some of our cattle at the State Fair.
This was the first year that Peighton and Preston had their own livestock at the fair!
Peighton took her heifer, Elsa.
When did she get old enough to own and show her own heifer!?!?!

Peighton, Elsa, and her brand new zebra show stick.

I tried to convince Peighton she could show Elsa on her own, but she insisted she needed Dustin in the ring with her.
He didn't do a thing but I know he gave her a lot of confidence just by being there.

These two make a great pair.

She ended up with a third place ribbon, not bad for their first time out.

They both did a great job.

She was worried about how she was going to hold onto the ribbon, Elsa and her showstick but she did just fine.

The next day was our final show with Tootsie Roll and Cookie.


Peighton did a great job, as always.
She was second in her class.

We were super happy Cookie made weight!
He came in 2 pounds under the maximum weight.

Preston is so fun to watch.
He's going to be great showman in a few years.

I love that he stuck his ribbon in his back pocket!!!!!
Another great time making memories at the State Fair.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Little Hands on the Farm, Hot Wheel Races, and the Big Giant slide!

A trip through Little Hands on the Farm is a must for this crew.
They find it necessary to stick their heads through the pictures every time they see them.

He's a pro at the "drive the tractor, feed the cows" station.

Happy little farmers.

Milking Bessie.
Preston broke one of her teats off...oops.

Everyone chose a snack with the money they earned!

We always find Fairfield and Rosetta for a quick picture!

We had an unhappy corndog for this picture.

We love to make a stop at the petting zoo.
Peighton liked the little buffalo.

So neat to feed a zebra!

Preston wanted to feed the goat "a little" of his feed.
The goat took the whole thing AND the cup too!

We tried out the Big Wheel races this year.

All business.


Peighton took home first place.

Preston came in at fourth.
They were all happy they got a ribbon!

We had to practice how we would go down the big giant slide.

This might be my favorite picture from the entire fair.

Preston decided he would go this year but only if he could ride with Dustin.

Hayden wanted to ride with Peighton.


Hayden looked a bit scared about halfway down.

They all loved it and Preston says he is doing it again!