Friday, September 25, 2009

Wow! What a week!

This week has been so busy, yet full of wonderful memories. We celebrated Elsie's birthday on Saturday. On Monday we began our first day of our home-school co-op for the year. For home-schoolers, starting co-op is kind of like the first day of school. New backpacks, crayons, pencils and a whole new schedule make it very exciting. Monday went very well.

If that was not enough fun, I decided to take the kids to the Western Washington State fair on Tuesday. Everyone around here just calls it the Puyallup Fair. It is a huge fair that is right in our home town and we are regular attenders. Our home-school status earns us free tickets, so it is affordable fun. The weather that day was very warm for September at 90 degrees. We had a great time. The kids rode all the rides and I fulfilled my roll as photographer. We kept talking about how much fun it will be next year to bring our little ones to ride all the rides and see the animals and eat cotton candy. There are so many wonderful experiences waiting for them. Here are just a few pictures of our fun day.

M&M on the "Big Slide"

Elsie and Sweet Pea on the "Lollipop Swing"

Look out! Pumpkin and Sweet Pea are driving!!!

Below you will see a video of our Pumpkin "Mutton Bustin'." This is a sport for kids 6 and under and under 60 lbs. They actually throw kids on the back of a sheep and see how long they can hold on. I was surprised when Pumpkin said that he wanted to try this. This year was his last opportunity as he is 6 and weighs 59 lbs. So, I signed a waiver, and cheered along as he had the three second ride of his life. Take a look!
video

1 comment:

Randy said...

Oh my word, Sam!!!!!!! That was just incredible!! You are ssoooo brave!!!!
I haven't had a chance to check your blog in TWO weeks.... been kind of busy....
It's so nice to catch up!!
Love you guys!!
SJ