Sunday, September 13, 2009

Our Trip to the Fair!!

So here we are bright and early heading out to the state fair in hutchinson on saturday morning!! Everyone, well almost everyone is bright eyed and bushy tailed!!

First item on the agenda was the driving school for toddlers!! The parents had to teach their kids the rules of the road and assist them in making lane changes, looking before turning and not letting them crash into each other!! here is my bean having fun in a pink car, she had traded in her motorcycle she first started driving for this guy.
Here is my haley!! Driving around like she is Miss Thang!!

Here is daddy filling her up with gas!! He was the only one who figured out where the gas tanks were and how to pump the gas!! we got extra points for that one. When the kids were done they got their very own drivers licenses and got to color and play basket ball.

Here we went to the petting zoo. Haley made short work of her time there and got straight to feeding the animals, she will make a great ranch hand, she wants to live on a farm.

Here is the bean, a little shy of feeding the animals, but she was having a lot of fun walking around with some food anyway. She ended up pouring all her food out in one of the animals cages, she didn't know to just give a little to each of them.

here they were trying to take home one of the sheep. of course we sanitized our hands afterwords.

The highlight of their day, Pony rides!! Haley has been asking daddy for a few months now if she could ride a pony, so he decided when the fair came in we would take her up there on the first weekend so she could have her pony ride!!

She was so proud to be on her pony!!

Here I am almost letting my bean fall of her pony, I never rode before and i was not comfortable around the little guy, i think he knew it. he has this look on his face like i just cattle prodded him!!

Here my Haley sits so great on her first pony ride, though i think hers is a burrow( i won't tell her!!) Unfortunately there was a 60 pound weight limit on the ponies, which was a huge disappointment to Reynaldo, my sisters husband.

So he hopped on the nearest camel for a ride!!!

Here is my sister, scolding her son, not one of her favorite pictures, but i thought it was great!!

Country superstars In the House!!! They were performing i think on Saturday I love the group but was not going to the concert. so here is my souvenir!!

Ever wonder what 1,275 pounds of butter looks like? And they say there are people going hungry in this country, well now you know where too much food goes!! Only in America can we decide to use food in such a wasteful way. The sculpture is amazing, but it was a huge waste of food. Thought I would show ya what we Kansans are proud of in our red state!!

OK So the guy in the back is not my "A", she stayed to ride the bull!! We didn't get out of town and there was our bunch of busy pony riders and licensed drivers!!! They had an absolute blast.

As for the rest of the weekend we had service work at the ASC on sunday, Wes had to study so he went late of course it was an election month and only 8 members showed up. So we closed our meeting early and hope to generate some attendance next month by talking it up in the meetings, this will give me a chance to get to some local groups i have not gone to in a while.
i am in great spirits today as i got this post in, am heading to the gym next and have a meeting tonight. I always feel better when i can hit a meeting. i answered several questions this weekend on my 7th step and i am going to chip away at some more today.
so here is my gratitude list to keep me in the moment and grateful for today;
1. today i am grateful i called a friend first thing and sang happy birthday to her, she is celebrating 7 years of recovery today.
2. today i am grateful i have a meeting tonight.
3. today i am grateful i am still clean and have not had the urge to use.
4. today i am grateful my children are blessed with health and the beauty of life.
5. today i am grateful for my life and the joy i have every day spending each moment with my beautiful family.
6. today i am grateful for the blogging community and the ability to share my life with my blogging buddies!!

thank you so much for all your wonderful comments you take the time to leave me. Our time is valuable and we have so very little spare time, it is very gratifying to me that so many of you can take the time to share your thoughts with me. life is short and i am so very busy i do not get to post everyday, but i do try and stop by to see how my peeps are doing. this leaves me with todays thought; "As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them."- John F. Kennedy


Gin said...

Looks like you all had a blast! Yay!

Tall Kay said...

You have sooo captured the happiness of being in the NOW! What a beautiful day to share. I just want to reach out and squeeze those precious babies!

Busy Bee Suz said...

What a fun day with the kids. :)
You are making great memories for them all the time.
All that butter? yucky!!!

Syd said...

I think that the last picture says it all.

Chic Mama said...

Busy day!
You really sound grateful and it's very inspiring. I hope the meeting went well. :0)

Prayer Girl said...

Your little ones are so beautiful. And they look so happy. What a great day and super pictures.


Shadow said...

from bright-eyed to shut-eyed. a sure indication of a perfect day!