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Friday, April 29, 2016

Pig Showin' Fools!

We had a great Saturday showing pigs in Vinton!
 
 
 
Peighton was a busy girl.
She did dance camp all morning and then we shot up to Vinton to show her pigs!
She missed showmanship but made it in time for the rest of the show.

 
Bubba did awesome in showmanship even though I missed it!
He managed to get penned and go back in for a second round!

 
He is the cutest little pig showman ever!


 
It's always nice to find friends at pig shows!
These two are quite a hoot!

 
Jelly needed a little motivation to get out of the pen!
He did NOT want to go!


 
 
It was a great day for our first outing!
We can't wait for the next one!

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Good thing Grandma saved all my old costumes!!!!!

Peighton spent an afternoon trying on lots of my old dance costumes!
She LOVED it.
Good thing Grandma Sue saved them!
 
 
Most were too big but she found quite a few to dance around in!
 

 
There were some interesting accessories!

 
This one fit the best and she wore it the rest of the day.


 
She was not overly fond of the feathers!



 
She loves pictures with Cy.


 
Anything that was twirly or with a skirt was also a fave.






 
More feathers-she couldn't wait to take this one off!!!!!

She had so much fun!
They are all now in the playroom and she puts them on whenever she gets a chance!

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

The babies went to preschool!

It reminded me of "Mary Had a Little Lamb,"
but it was more like
"Preston had a Little Calf."
 
 
Preston's wonderful preschool teacher is doing a unit on life cycles.
 
Life cycles of bugs, animals, etc.
 
She asked if perhaps the twin calves could make the trip to school!
I had to make sure Dustin would be home to help...I don't drive the trailer...
 
 
So, one afternoon last week we loaded up those babies and headed to school!
It was quite a treat getting them on the trailer-they did NOT appreciate it!
 
 
Preston LOVED that they came to school.
I think this will be one of those moments that he talks about for a long time.
 
"Remember that time when we took the calves to school...when can we do that again, Mom??"



 
It was certainly a great experience for Preston and all his classmates.
There were some great questions.
 
One kid did want to milk them though, so we still have some work to do.
 

 
Beast was a really good sport and let the kids do pretty much whatever they wanted to!



 
I took along bottles and let the kids feed them.
It was probably the highlight of the visit!

 
This sweet friend told me "I think I need a cow."
 
It was a great afternoon sharing animal agriculture with some sweet kids!

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Another show under her belt.

It was a BEAUTIFUL weekend for a cattle show!
 
 
 
One of Peighton's biggest fans.

 
A trailer ramp makes a great place to play trucks and tractors.

 
She likes to pose.

 
Peighton and Elsa did a great job in the ring.




 
Still can't see much of the little girl over the heifer!


 
She gets better each time!

It was a great day showing Elsa, playing with friends and having fun!

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Professional Calf Breakers: Peighton and Preston

There were pens to clean and calves to break this weekend.
 
 
 
 
They enjoy the bale ring when it's full of hay.


 
The kids wanted to start leading the twins around the barn.
We put halters on and Preston got right to work.
About 2 laps around the barn and Beast was broke to lead.

 
Belle, on the other hand, is a different story.
Peighton has her work cut out for her.

 
She's a bit stubborn.

 
She likes to jump and hop around and
when she gets really mad she flops on the ground!

 
Peighton is just as stubborn as she is though and refuses to give up.
It's been really fun watching the kids with these calves the past few weeks!

 
 

Monday, March 21, 2016

Spring Break in the KC!

We took a quick trip down to Kansas City and had LOTS of fun!
 
 
 
The first night we ate dinner at T-Rex.
It was the PERFECT place for Preston.

 
While we waited for our table we got to dig for fossils!
 
 
He was all in.
He often digs for fossils in our backyard, so this was "amazing."

 
Dinosaurs EVERYWHERE.
He loved it and would like to go back "very soon."



 
We spent most of our time swimming.
I snapped a few pictures on the way to the waterpark!




 
It was GREAT to be the first ones in the park one morning!
For the first hour or so it wasn't very busy.
They LOVED when the bucket dumped every few minutes.

 
Peighton enjoyed the log area, but Preston was just a bit too short to reach the net.

 
He loved all the water things he had to figure out.

 
Pool rats.

 
Most of their time was spent in the Lazy River.
They OWNED it.



 
There was a waterfall in the middle of it that they went through continuously.

 
They did a lot of floating too.
 

 
We took a short break Sunday afternoon to hit the American Girl store.
Peighton just needed "a few things."

 
Of course we went to Cabela's as well.
Peighton had just done a report at school about Polar Bears.
So she was very excited to take a picture by one!

 
 

 
The shooting game was a must do.


 
We also mini golfed which is pretty funny with these two.

 
Preston lost interest about hole THREE and got crazy.
There were a lot of laughs that evening.

 
We also stopped at Lego Land.

 
We measured ourselves in Legos!


 
Peighton found the "Lego Friends" area.

 
We rode Merlin's ride.

 
Tried to take a picture on the ride while holding the camera.

 
The 4-D movies were awesome!


 
Preston swam in Legos.

 
They built a race car.

 
And Preston met a Lego Ninja!
 
We also hit the aquarium with the Kocher clan but I must not have taken any pictures there!!!!
We had a great time swimming, visiting some of our favorite people, digging for fossils, and exploring Kansas City.
The kids can't wait to go back!