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Our Week In Review


Last week was a busy, crazy week (which explains why I didn’t blog all week!).  We had so much fun, it was a perfect summer week!

It was our County Fair so we were there every day.  Aiden is in Clover Kids, the younger kid’s version of 4-H.  He was involved in the fair much more this year which made it even more fun and exciting than the past years.  Here’s our week in review:


I decided it was time to start decorating Tate’s room.  Yep, he’s 5 months old and his room is not decorated!  I feel awful about that.  All I can say about that is first I couldn’t decide what theme I wanted to go with (still have no idea really) and I didn’t have the time or ambition after he was born (or the nerve to take 3 boys from store to store looking for and buying supplies to make and decorate the room).  I decided I wanted those IKEA spice racks that everyone’s using for book shelves in their baby’s rooms.  I looked online, found them and figured out we would spend less money on them if Andy just made them himself.  We made a trip to the lumber store and Andy bought some wood to use to make them.  We came home and he whipped them up very quickly.  I had him make 4 – 2 for Tate’s room and 1 for each of the boys to hang by their beds for a book or two they might be reading at the time.  As of right now I have to get them painted still – I attempted to use spray paint but apparently I’m not good at that, or patient enough, so yesterday I bought some craft paint and will hopefully get those all painted up today so we can hang them this week.  They turned out awesome, though, and I feel so lucky to have a handy husband who make can make knock-off IKEA items.


While “we” were busy making the shelves a nice rain storm came through.  The sky after was gorgeous, I just had to take a few pics of it.  They didn’t do the coloring justice, the pinks were so much more vibrant that this shows.



Aiden signed up for a Clover Kids Goat Mentoring program this year.  He went to a local farm and an older 4-Her mentored him in how to show goats and a few goat facts (did you know they horns act as an air conditioning system for them? Cool!).  Monday they were able to show off their hard work by getting in the show ring and using their new skills to show the mentor’s goat. Aiden did awesome!  His goat stayed put the whole time and he answered the judge’s questions with a smile.


That night we went to the Tractor Pull at the grandstands.  Had a great time watching those tractors flying down the track!


My nephew is a year older than Aiden and was able to do the Sheep Mentoring program at the fair this year.  He also did a great job showing his older 4-Her’s sheep and had a great time!  We had fun watching him show and next year he’ll be able to show for real because he is now an official 4-Her himself! (4-H runs from 4th grade through 12th grade.)  We watched a little bit of the rodeo that night but I must admit, we don’t get rodeo clown humor.  It’s pretty cheesy. 


In addition to the goat mentoring, Aiden also signed up for the Rabbit Mentoring Program.  This one was a little less involved, we just had to meet up with the 4-Her the day of the show for 30 minutes.  But Aiden learned quite a bit in that short amount of time.  Aiden was paired up with 2 really great 4-Her’s, we were so lucky!  The rabbit mentor is a boy I babysat a few times when he was a baby, which is crazy to think about!  Again, Aiden had a great show and did really well with the judge.


That night we went to the Talent Show to watch our niece sing and play her guitar.  She did a great job getting up in front of all those people by herself.  After that we went to the Clover Kid’s Graduation where we watched our nephew, Charley, graduate.  He is the 3rd one in on the bottom row (the red head).  And below he is with Aiden, both in their 4-H shirts.



Tate went to spend the day with my mom to try to learn to take the bottle.  Mid-day I had Andy call to check in because I knew if I called and heard him crying I would want to rush out there and pick him up.  At 1 that day he’d had maybe an ounce of milk since 7:30 that morning.  But my mom said he was still a happy little guy, laying on the floor playing with his toes.  At 5:30 that night we met my mom, dad and Tate at the fair.  Tate only had that 1oz. all day long!  He still didn’t take the bottle!!!  Little stinker!  So we sat together in the car and nursed and cuddled and kissed each other.  We were pretty happy to see each other, I had missed him like crazy all day. That was our first time apart for more than an hour, it was really hard.  But he was a happy little guy the rest of the night so I don’t think he was too mad at me! 

Speaking of Tate, he LOVED the fair!  He was such a happy camper riding around in his stroller the whole week.  He met lots of people to flirt with, saw a lot of animals and enjoyed the awesome weather we had all week. 


The bottom pic is right before leaving that day, he was tuckered out!

We went to the Motocross event Thursday night.  It was actually really fun and exciting to watch, I’d never been to that before. The boys loved it, of course.  One of Aiden’s classmates was racing, he came in 2nd in the class we saw him in.  It was so fun!


We had our annual Friendly Friends Being Friendly Grill Out here.  We were down a couple, but we filled their spots with our kids this year.  We had some amazing food (jalapeno poppers, bacon wrapped chicken bites, avalanche bars, taco dip, veggies, spinach/artichoke dip, all yummy!!!), amazing people and tons of laughs!  The badminton tournament continued and we had a great time laughing at and watching those goons chase after the shuttle cock.  The kids all got along great and had fun having a water balloon fight. 


We went to my aunt and uncles and picked our first batch of sweet corn for the year.  We came home, shucked it and immediately chowed down on some for lunch!  It was so delicious, looking forward to having some for supper tonight again.


Last night the boys started their week long Vacation Bible School program. It runs Sunday through Thursday, 5:30-8 every night.  They both had fun last night and are looking forward to going again tonight.  I love VBS, it teaches such good morals and life lessons, plus it’s so much fun and gives the kids somewhere to go this late in July when most other day camps are all done for the summer.

Whew, what a busy week!  Glad we all survived!  This week? Time to catch up on sleep and blogging!


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  1. Is it sad that I don't actually know what a tractor pull is? Do they actually pull something?! :) And we had sweet corn last night too!

  2. Oh my goodness, he is being stubborn with that bottle, huh?! What a good boy though to not even be fussy after all day w/o much to eat / drink! Sounds like a fun week at the fair for you guys... perfect summer week!

  3. Your week was so packed, and so fun!!!
    Growing up, my best friend lived on a farm and showed sheep at fair. I would stay with her the week leading up to fair to help sheer, walk, and show the animals. Seriously, the best weeks of my life! How awesome that Aiden was able to experience all of that.
    Ohhhhhh, the sweet corn. I want all of it. Can't wait to hopefully enjoy some in a week!!!

  4. I love family adventures! This is too awesome.

  5. Crazy busy week! I can't believe Tate didn't get cranky after having only an ounce all day! Lukey wouldn't have been a bear! He is so stinkin cute though!!!! And those spice racks...look great!!!!