Heart melting conversation of the week:
Anna and I were talking about getting excited for preschool, and here's what she said:
When I go to preschool with the kids, are you going to come with me?
Me: No, sweety, preschool is just for kids like you.
Anna: But how are you going to leave me at preschool all by myself?
Me: Well, I'm too big to go to preschool. I'll drop you off, but you have to go play with the other kids.
Anna: But I need a Mommy there to take care of me.
They'll let me go to preschool, right? Someone has to take care of my baby!
My parents came to visit, and we took a trip to a "nearby" zoo. It was really fun, and I'll post more pics one day when I find the time to edit them. Here's my favorite one so far.
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Heart melting conversation of the week:
Posted by Jenn at 11:22 PM
Sunday, July 18, 2010
Yep. Harvest. Wheat harvest, to be exact. It's about the busiest time of year around here. Men everywhere work literally from sun-up to sun-down. Women scurry around the kitchen and then put their hair in bandannas to go meet their men out in the fields with a refueling meal. (Ok. I didn't actually wear a bandanna, but I think I might next year.) Some families take whole meals out. I'm talking casseroles, sides, bread, and even pies! They stop right there in the field and eat at a pull out table or just leaning on the side of a tractor. Lucky for me, my guys prefer a light sandwich and an apple so they can get back to work as quickly as possible. If you've ever wondered what happens during harvest, here's a quick run down:
Farmer A (assuming your lucky enough to have at least 2 workers in the operation) drives this large thing called a combine in circles around the field. It cuts off/scoops up all the grain from the wheat that's been growing in said field. Once it's bin is full. Farmer A stops to dump the grains in to the back of a grain truck or trailer where Farmer B (or the unlucky wife of Farmer A who doesn't have anyone else to drive the truck) is waiting.
Look at this old house that's on one of the places we were cutting.
Posted by Jenn at 10:52 PM
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Well, if you know me, you know I love holidays. Any holiday basically turns me into a 5 year old, and the 4th of July is no different. I love red, white and blue decorations. I love grilling burgers (ok making Ty grill burgers). I LOVE fireworks. Unfortunately, it was pretty rainy the morning of the 4th this year, so the show we'd planned to go see was canceled. So, we went home after church and had our own celebration. You can shoot your own fireworks in Sylvan (which is completely new to me) so I got a few kiddie ones from the local stand, and we had some fun. We had these snake things... and Snap 'n Pops. Anna couldn't throw them hard enough, so she stomped them.
Anna got to "help" light them. Then she'd run away, sometimes missing most of the action. Then she'd turn around and run back through the smoke.
Posted by Jenn at 2:35 PM
Friday, July 9, 2010
I interrupt our pictorial recap to bring you this... A few weeks ago, I noticed this nest. Ok. Actually I didn't notice it. Stacey did, and I was amazed that I'd never seen it before since it's right on the back corner of our house in plain sight. Anyway, I've been watching it now, and the other day, I caught Mommy bird sitting still as a stone on her precious nest. Then today, I saw this...
Posted by Jenn at 11:08 PM
Thursday, July 8, 2010
Well, Anna had her last tball game of her 1st season on the Sylvan Sluggers. She absolutely loved it, and I don't think she's realized that there aren't going to be anymore games. Here she is with her friend (and future classmate) Tyra before the last game.She actually got to field a ball for the first time at this game! She's tried at other games but the bigger kids would always beat her to the ball. This time the coach made sure the big kids knew it was Anna's turn, and she ran right up on the ball and threw it over to 1st. It's insane how proud I felt at that moment. It was great to see her little face light up as she realized she'd done it, and I love that she turned to wave at us when she heard us cheering.
After the game, in true kiddie sport fashion, everyone got medals. So glad she got a chance to play, and that she loved it so much.
Posted by Jenn at 11:24 PM
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Well, I've got some catching up to do. So much has happened in the last week or two that I haven't had time to record it all for you. Our friends came to visit from Texas. We had fun pretending to drive a tractor.
Posted by Jenn at 11:12 AM