Tuesday, October 21, 2008


I'm sorry I have been missing in action, but blogger has been giving me blog-ache with their issues with uploading pictures and I wanted to do this post justice with the pictures, but I"m just going to post what I have...

Did you remember how in "Alice in Wonderland" they had "unbirthdays." Well, growing up I always wanted to have a pool party for my birthday even though I was born in late November. So my mom would have "Unbirthday" parties at the pool for us during the summer- what a mom!

Well, I think last weekend it was my "unbirthday" party because I got 7 little presents! Nicole, the kids and Katie traded in her city slickers for her cowboy boots and the grasshopper plague. I couldn't have been more thrilled to have the whole clan (minus john, who was missed!) out here for a few days.

We tried heating up the pool but settled for taking the chill off the pool and the hot tub being warm. The kids swam their little hearts out, slid down the slide, and had diving contests. We visited all the race horses and the kids made sure they were fully nourished. Nicole and I went jogging on my trail and she was totally freaked out because apparently its grasshopper birthing season (or at least it seemed that way). (The pic at the top left is of the man outing when Joe loaded up the boys and headed to McDonald's- too cute!)

Last but not least, we had to make a trip out to see the donkeys. All the farm vehicles were being used so we took my car, affectionately called Louise, straight up through the pastures to track down those donkeys who were in the farthest corner. Once we got over there, they came right up to the car and proceeded to stick their noses inside the windows. Once the kids warmed up to them, it was if they could hear the donkey from Shrek say...

"And then one time I ate some rotten berries. Man, there were some strong gases seepin’ outta my butt that day!"


"That's right, I'm a flying talking donkey. You mighta seen a house fly, maybe even a superfly, but you ain't never seen a donkey fly "


"Pick me! Pick me! Pick me!"

Now for the pictures...
He's in love!

Here is the kids with Billy (the goat who thinks he's a horse)

Becca is such a little mommy and was so sweet and attentive to all of Isaac's needs! Precious!
The boys in the bath (Just in case you were wondering- little John isn't going to let his man business get away :)

They played together so cute all weekend and Nicole got them matching shirts! Love it!

Here is Nicole videoing the Ranch. I think she wanted to have proof to show John that she was really on a Ranch!

Nicole is the queen of cute little hats and she picked this one up to keep his little head warm this winter!

Thank you for making the trip and enduring the germs for us! We love you guys!


The Durham's said...

I absolutely love this!! I know that was a BLAST and I am so glad they got to come:) She is precious!! Love you!

Jen Sprayberry said...

How fun!!! Can't wait to be there. Your little man is getting sooo big! John looks huge too.

Sarah Wronko said...

I can't believe how big he is getting! What a wonderful time to be with the people you love!
Miss you!!