Sunday, September 4, 2011

Our Summer Part 1

 I haven't blogged in quite some time. I am hoping to come back now that we've started the new school year.  I thought I'd catch up a bit:). 
We finished our school year around the end of June. All in all I am very happy with our school year.  Then we enjoyed the summer by getting caught up on things around the house, some reading, an art class, gardening, planning for the school year, and I even was able to read a few books other than curriculum ;). 

Silly Guy finished baseball season in June. This was his first season playing baseball and loved it. However, he did break his hand and was out for about 5 weeks. He healed and came back strong, ready to play.

Little Man turned 4 years old!! He is such a fun little guy and is growing so fast.
 We have had some visitors to the neighborhood this summer. A couple of wild herds have been hanging around the house. They are beautiful and we've enjoyed watching them. They were gone from early spring until August. It is the same herd we observed over the winter plus a few foals and new members too.  
 
We experienced our first wild fire which was on Fourth of July weekend. It was a bit scary. This photo was taken from our neighborhood. It was a bit too close for me but was reassured by neighbors whom have experienced this before that it was far enough away from the houses. What a blessing that the wind was only about 3 mph that evening.

Fourth of July is the biggest event of the year in our new town.  They had a huge parade down Main Street.  Little Man, Dad and I watched from the curb while Silly Guy and Sweet Girl participated in the parade.  After the parade there was a huge festival with activities planned for the entire day.  At the end of the day there was an enormous display of fireworks.   
 
 
Sweet Girl entered in the 4H dog competition at the county fair.  She did very well for her first year.
 She entered Roxy in the Rally, Showmanship, and Obedience categories.  They were supposed to have an agility trial but couldn't get the equipment there on time for the show. She was disappointed because agility is where Roxy shines. They did place 1st in Rally and 2nd in Showmanship.  It wasn't their year for Obedience.  She knows now what they have to work on.

1 comment:

Kristi said...

4 yrs. old????? WOW! Time is flying. Looks like the kids had a great summer...wonderful to see. LOVE the pic of the horse.

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