Saturday, November 22, 2014

County Fair

We hadn't been to a fair in a while, especially not one that had livestock so when Jed mentioned that the fair was in town we decided we had to go!  

It already cost a fortune to get in so we decided to skip the rides, eat some fried foods and check out the animals.  

First we hit up the small livestock barn.  The boys ran from cage to cage admiring the chickens and ducks.  We found the breeds that we have and looked at different breeds that we think we might like to get one day.  We also looked at the rabbits but I wasn't able to convince anyone but Ford that we should get some and then we saw the geese and turkeys.  

We've had chicks twice and they're still begging for more! 
We really hope to get a few Polish chickens in the future. 
The boys would love one of these but it's just not happening. 

Next we indulged in all the fried foods we could find.  I heart funnel cake.  

Their first stroller ride together! 

Last but certainly not least we visited the petting zoo.  This is the coolest petting zoo I've ever been to! Look at all those animals! 

Seth went to pet the llama and just as he touched it it began to stand up, it startled us both.  

Isla was hilarious, she was simultaneously thrilled and terrified. I finally calmed her down enough to pet this sheep but when it touched her she shrieked and ran away. There was a mini zebu calf in there that she kept calling Major and bossing him around, "Major, go away!" and "Major don't lick me!"  

We found an adult kangaroo in one corner that really didn't want anything to do with us but Ford made an effort to pet it anyway.  Then... 
We noticed the Joey in the other corner!  So cute!  The kids couldn't get enough and the sheep was pretty jealous.  

Isla was particularly fond of the joey, probably due to his inability to get out and follow her around.  

I basically had to drag the kids out of the petting zoo.  My back and hips were killing me so we watched a magic show and called it a day.  

Wednesday, November 12, 2014


On the coldest night since the previous winter we went to the grocery store (out of milk).  Kane had used his shirt as a napkin at dinner so as we left I told him to run in and change it.  It was already dark outside so I didn't get a good look at him after that until we got to the store.  

Of course. 

The rest of us were in jackets and sweaters.  

One Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffin Later...

Monday, November 3, 2014

Doctor Appointments

I took the girls in for their 1 month and 2 year appointments.  

Isla weighed in at 22lbs and 33inches tall, putting her just below the 5th percentile for both. She did great during her finger stick, she didn't even flinch.  She wasn't happy while being examined or
during her shots though.  

 Celia weighed 9lbs 7oz and 21in long, putting her just above the 50th percentile for both! 

 Everyone was pretty exhausted afterwards. 

Saturday, November 1, 2014

He's A Punk

I sat down at my computer and found this. 

I thought it was Seth since he's our resident prankster but Evan was all to happy to admit it was his work.