Love the Lord your God, listen to His voice and hold fast to Him, for the Lord is your life! Deut. 30:20

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Grandpa Graber's Birthday

We went out to the farm to celebrate Grandpa's birthday.
Al's Dad was born in 1923 - He is 86 years old this year.

This is the farmhouse Al grew up in,5 miles outside of Pretty Prairie. 6 kids in this household - 5 boys and 1 girl.

Allen and Sid went into town to pick Grandpa up
from the Prairie Sunset Home.
The girls love going out to the farm. There are lots of kitties, Molly the dog, and cows.
When Al was young they had a horse, a couple dairy cows, pasture cattle, lots and lots of sheep, chickens, cats and always a dog.
Al's brother, Sid lives on the family farm now. He farms but also works at the bank. So they don't have as many animals any more.

Cousin Bailey pushes Sophie on the swing. This swing set used to belong to our kids. When they outgrew it, we passed it on to Sid and Gayle for their kids, Bailey and Jared.

Hannah got a kick out of the swing in the tree.

We also gave Bailey and Jared the trampoline our kids played on for many hours. It is long gone. They are on their 3rd one now.
The girls LOVED it!!

We decided to have a picnic outside.

Happy Birthday Dad!!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

State Fair

Monday was Adam and Jill's 7th anniversary.
We were asked to babysit and since it was free admission day at the State Fair and one token per ride day - and because it is just so

FUN !!!
to go to the fair with the grandkids,
off we went to Hutch.

The first ride at the fair was the air lift that took us to the petting zoo.

When we got off, Sophie began to cry.
"Again, again!!"

She loved going up so HIGH in the sky!

Looking down on people and animals.


Again, Sophie cried when she got off.

"Again! Again!"


"Again, again!"

"Again, again!"

"It's time to eat."

They weren't hungry.

They just wanted more rides.

It was so fun!
Listening to the girls laugh and laugh
as the rides went faster and faster.
The rides all come to an end at some point.
More tears.

Did NOT want to get off at all!

"Let's go find a roller coaster."

Again, more tears.

"Again. Again!"

It was getting past bed time.

We found a water fountain on the way out.

A good "bath".

We dried them off at the car,
put on their jammies,
stopped at McDonald's (fair food is SO expensive!!)
and went home.

What a fun day.

"Again, again!"

Next year!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

New game

A long time ago, we purchased this orange foam pad to put under the kids' sleeping bags for more comfortable sleeping. For some reason, we have kept it.

Now that we have grandkids, Hannah has used it pretending that it is a garden, a boat, a wall and various other things.

Papa found a new use!