Sunday, July 18, 2010


This morning I finally got my hubby to run with me!  I was so excited he agreed.  Now I should of been excited he agreed because it meant that he would be taking interest in improving his own health or perhaps wanting spend more time with me.  But I was just excited for him to be there for protection!  I keep telling him that I'm almost scared to run on our road because of the abundant wildlife. Not to mention the tall corn it can hide in.  His answer has always been take Roscoe (our dog) and you'll be fine.

Well today we are running down the road with Roscoe.  Roscoe does as he normally does, stays out in front and occasionally veers off into the fields.  I can't remember what exactly we were talking about, but  Sheldon looks towards the field and then back to me.  "MMOOVE" he says.  (Ok if any of you know me well at all - you know at this moment I'm ready to pee my pants and frantically looking for a pole, a tree ,anything or body that I can climb)  I was not sure what was coming, but I knew by the tone of his voice I'd better move and do it quick.  At that moment a buck jumps out of the field right at us!  Roscoe is of course chasing him!  Thank goodness Sheldon had gotten a glimpse of him coming thru the corn heading straight toward us and managed to get out a quick MMOOVE. We kept running and watch as our dog (who is half greyhound) chased this buck off into a tree line.

Now I do have to give Sheldon credit, he was right!  Sort of right, Roscoe will search out any threat of wildlife.  However he just might chase them right out of that corn and closer to me!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Cheap Entertainment

This morning our neighbors provided us with great entertainment!  Most of the kids were awake when we heard a LOUD noise! (the others were up quickly) The boys were outside in an instant.  This is what we spent rest of the morning watching.
Gabi says she wants to spray corn fields with a plane when she grows up.  Fits her personality, doesn't it...
Most kids might not of been so amused by this, but mine sure were.  And I'm sure Sheldon will be upset that he missed it, as he is the biggest kid of them all.


On a short notice last week we decided to go to Worlds of Fun.  It was great!  With the exception of the bigger roller coaster rides, there were no lines.  The majority of the day we could just stay on the ride and ride again!

Rhett was a great help on this day.  He is still short enough that they will allow him on all the rides at Camp Snoopy.  So he was able to "help out" with the girls.  I think this may be the only photo that you see him enjoy his "helping out".

Gabi just ran up to Snoopy & Friends!  She hugged Linus!  Halle was absolutely terrified of them.  And of course the boys were too old for Snoop.  This makes me sad, I remember when the boys loved Camp Snoopy!

Perhaps we should not of made poor Rhett get on this one with the girls.  His poor knees are hitting the dash!

Gabi giggled & squealed all the way through this ride!

Ya, Sheldon's favorite ride is Camp Snoopy Bus! 
(Really the kids are in there too, somewhere)

Sheldon and Gabi are in the corner of this pic.

It did sprinkle a little on this day.  So we spent quite awhile in the Ball House.

We try to take a pic of all the kids in this spot every time we visit!
It was a fun day!!!

Monday, July 5, 2010


Our newest addition to the family is here!  We got Ruby last week.  She is so adorable!  She is a purebred bloodhound.  She is constantly loved on by two lil girls and the boys like her too.  So far mom has not had to let her out in the mornings, feed or water her at all.  The kids are still fighting over who gets to do what.  Do you think I could be so lucky for this to continue into week 2 and possibly 3 or 4????   Yeah - who am I kidding!  A entire week of helpful kids is impressive, but two...probably out of the question!