Monday, July 27, 2015

Teamsters Potawotami Zoo Day 2015

We had a fun day at the zoo with my parents.  The Teamsters provided a fun day for families with free food and free admission to the zoo.  Can't beat that!  The animals weren't real active this time, but a couple gave a good show and it's always fun for the children to see animals and our photographer had a great time capturing some good pictures.  Enjoy our day through Alegra's pictures.  She really does a great job!













 This tired momma had to take a break.  Was thankful for a cup of ice that kept me feeling cooler to get me through the last part of the walk.  





 The chimps were having a birthday party.















 Not sure we'll make it to any other zoo this summer.  It's getting too hot for this lady to be outside walking amongst all those people.  It's all I can do to keep up in the garden and house.  Thankful to be feeling good with baby #6 though, so I can't complain.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

4-H Fair 2015- Petting Zoo, Horse Show, Junk Food, and Friends


                             

Back when Jonathon and I were dating, we started going to the 4-H Open Horse Show in LaGrange. For the past 20 years we've enjoyed keeping this tradition of going and staying as late as we can.  As we get older, we don't seem to stay as late, but the children are now enjoying our tradition as much as we have.  It's always fun when we can have friends join us.  This year was a lot of fun as the children are getting older and can go off on their own a little.  With the rainy weather we had that night, fair grounds weren't very busy either, so it was really nice.  We enjoyed friends, we ate, we walked around and enjoyed the sights of the fair, and then stayed as late as we could in our old age.  :)

 Benaiah absolutely loves the tractors.  

 We enjoyed hanging out with the Park family for a bit and visiting the animals in the petting zoo, watching the frog jumping contest and paper air plane throwing contest.  






Then our friends the Brothers came and joined us.  Elli enjoys horses like my girls, so we were glad she could hang around with  us even after her parents left.  







 Yahkiyn was so cute eating an elephant ear.



Onto the horse show!  We enjoy watching the little children ride, but enjoy the fastness of the older ones.  There are a couple people that we enjoy cheering for.  This year the children were excited to see a Fjord Horse in the stables and then loved watching it during the show.  Alegra captured some great pictures of it.  We also enjoyed watching some friends too.
 The horse show watchers.  This is the only picture I took.  Alegra took all the other ones.

 Ashiya is a friend we enjoy cheering for.

 The Fjord 



Our neighbor, Roger.

We didn't stay as late as we used to, but still got a chance to enjoy some of the animals, extra shows the fair offers, looking at fair projects, eating yummy food, and seeing some of our friends faces that we see once a year at the fair.  It was a wet and muddy evening, but we still enjoyed it and had a lot of fun.  Until next year.....