Getting ready to cut some grass
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Getting ready to cut some grass
Posted by Jill Asay at 2:18 PM
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Christian even got in on the action by jousting with Lance, a friend of ours.
Even though this video shows Christian getting knocked off, he actually won two out of the three face-offs. When I asked Carson who was going to win, he obviosly picked his dad, but was more concerned if there was going to be lots of blood or not...he didn't want his dad to get hurt, I guess!
Posted by Jill Asay at 2:26 PM
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Tuesday, we had the chance to finally make it over to Grand Island, Ne, to experience Husker Harvest Days. Christian has gone the previous years we've been here, but this was the first time we had the opportunity to go. Husker Harvest Days is a HUGE, by huge I mean it sits on 1,000 acres and has 500 to 600 venders there, farm type expo that is all outdoors. It was rather impressive...we were there for 3 hours and only made it around about half of it! It's full of seed and chemical companies, car delerships, tractor dealers, and just about anything else you can think of related to agriculture. They each set up amazing information booths that the public can come and learn more about the products they produce. I wish I had taken pictures from up on top of a tractor so you could get the idea, but I wasn't that on top of things. Anyways, it's a kids paradise...especially for little boys who love hats...every company gives out different types of items that advertise their company and hats tend to be a very popular item! We had lots of fun walking around looking at the tractors and cows. I didn't really know what to expect, but I was really impressed. Next year we will plan on getting up there earlier so we can spend more time before the boys poop out on us!
Posted by Jill Asay at 10:04 AM
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
This weekend was quite a busy one for us. Saturday night we went to McCook's annual Balloon Fest. Each year they bring in a bunch of hotair balloons from around the country for 2 days of lifts. They do two runs each day, one too early for us, and the other one at night. We decided to check it out this year and were actually quite disappointed...only one actually took off! Next year will hopefully be better. Carson liked watching them try to get them full of air and it was fun to see how big they really are.
Carson launching the straw out of his caprisun pouch! He almost took out a couple of eyes doing it!
Waiting for one to actually fill
My boys enjoying some bbq
Sunday we were invited to a bonfire with some friends of ours. They always cook the best dutch oven food! Christian gets especially excited when they invite us because they always cook either goat or lamb and this time he was very spoiled and got both of them!
The guys playing a round of Annie Oakley
Watching the guys shoot their guns
playing around with one of the many shotgun shells...not so sanitary...I know!
Travis and Raine playing the ever famous baby game...I throw it down and you pick it up game...he was loving it!
And, just for the record, our long time...well...long for us...pet fish Tutter fish died this weekend. We gave him a proper burial...down the toilet. Carson was sure eager to go and find a new Tutter fish today while we were shopping in Wal-Mart today, but we decided that it would be better to wait until after all the holidays were all over so we don't have to worry about not killing another fish while we are gone.
Posted by Jill Asay at 8:14 PM
Monday, September 7, 2009
Sundays have always been one of my favorite days for many reasons. One of the reasons it's a fave is becuase it's probably the only day of the week that we are all home and don't have things going on! Here are some random things that we did this Sunday!
We played outside
We went on a cecada hunt. These bugs invade Nebraska each summer and are the loudest, biggest bugs I have ever seen. They live up in the trees and they are all you can hear during the day. About this time of year, they shed their exoskeleton on tree branches and eventually die so they are all over the ground. One of Carson's favorite things to do is go outside and count all the "skins" on the trees, and then go around the yard and find as many dead bugs as we can. These are the ones that we found yesterday on our hunt. There were actually 2 more, but one flew away (guess it wasn't quite dead) and the other one the dog ate...he loves to "play" with them. Right now, there are about6 exoskeletons on our trees. The boys went and played disk golf today and they counted 18 of them on 1 branch!
We also had a sword fight!
And just becuase it's funny...I was folding clothes yesterday and Travis thought it was the funnest thing to wear his brother's underwear! He'd find a pair, bring them to me and want me to put them on him, so he wore a pair of underwear for most of the afternoon! He thought he was pretty cool! Maybe this is a sign that he'll be easy to potty train...
I just love Sundays, but mostly I love them because I get to spend them with my family!!
Posted by Jill Asay at 1:55 PM