Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
On Matthew's birthday, we went to Casey Il to celebrate Riley's 4th birthday. The kids had lots of fun swimming in his Grandma Carla's pool. We have a tradition of going to the rodeo every year for Matthew's birthday. This year was special because he always participates in the kids portion of chasing a baby cow and trying to pull off the ribbon for a prize. There are 3 calfs and around a hundred kids that chase them. This year he left his cowboy boots and hat at home so that he could run "faster" by golly, he got one of the ribbons. He had the rodeo clown Rudy sign his shirt and ribbon after it was over. He said that he was going to save the dirt in his shoes because it was "prescious" and would remind him of that night forever (and no, I didn't save the dirt :)
In the lake, we found some mussels, with Adam's phobia's I told him that I would give him $50 if he would eat it. I told him that he had to chew and swallow it. I couldn't believe that he did it!
The last weekend before school started, we went with Eric's family to Kentucky Lake. Courtney worked on her scuba diving open water certification while the rest of us played. It was such a fun relaxing time. Great before school started.