Sunday, August 23, 2009

Busy Days

Last week was a busy visit home. I forgot my camera (*GASP*), so all these pics are courtesy of Grandma Jean. Mom and I did a bit of thrifting for the kids' back to school clothes. The kids got messy and dirty in the woods and at the creek. And the highlight of our visit was the local county fair.

I tried to get the kids to beg Mike for a rabbit, but it didn't work. Ditto on the chickens and a horse. I never get what I want ;-) Darn suburbs. But the kids got what they wanted (a ride) in spite of the RIDICULOUS cost of the tickets. Seriously? 4 dollars for one spin on the ferris wheel?!?!?! NUTS. Thanks Grandma and Grandpa for indulging them a little and helping to teach them that sometimes a little is enough.

We are doing our best to soak up these last few weeks of summer, whatever that ends up meaning. Pools, fairs, mud, bug bites, even stick-tights.......bring it on! All too soon we'll be back to buses and "schedules" and earlier bedtimes, so whatever business we get into we are trying to do it with a grin.


nicola said...

oh, enviable fun!
last few weeks of summer?
we started (trying for) earlier bedtime tonight and will begin a dry run of our new morning schedule tomorrow. lala starts school on thursday.

Sherrie said...

Yes yes yes, grab hold of all the summer time that you can! Especially this summer which has lacked that major summer quality!
I hate the first day of school more as a mother than I did as a kid!

tamoore48 said...

1) Holy cow, does she look like you in that picture!

2) I remember the fair... I miss being embarassed by Grandpa wandering off to accost people to talk about his waterwheel...

cabin + cub said...

Looks like a lot of fun... and very cute pics! The fair is opening up here soon as well.. and we got free tickets.. can't wait!

A Day That is Dessert said...

Looks like a lot of fun! Yikes - $4 for a ferris wheel - outrageous! We really need to start on earlier bedtimes too; school starts in two short weeks.