Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
We visited the screen-printer to check out the t-shirts that will be handed out at Saturday's race. The red shirts are for the Paris Cardinals and the orange shirts are for the Rowe Tigers. Which school will have the most participants in the race? I can't wait to find out where the trophy will be residing for the next year!
Sunday, April 27, 2014
Amber spent the week with my aunt and I know that she enjoyed her time there. However, when I went there to pick her up this evening and it was time to leave, she jumped up into the Suburban so fast that it was quite obvious that she didn't want to get left behind again! We missed her too.
Saturday, April 26, 2014
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Monday, April 21, 2014
Sunday, April 20, 2014
Saturday, April 19, 2014
We made it to my sister's family farm and we are already settled in. The kiddos are trying their luck in the farm pond. They've caught a couple of fish already and are having a great time!
Friday, April 18, 2014
The campground we stopped at tonight might be lacking in location, (it's right beside the highway) but the kiddos are having a blast on their banana bikes! And, how great is it that they have a chance to blow off some steam after a long, long day riding in the rv? Fresh air + fun exercise = happy kiddos & parents.
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Saturday, April 12, 2014
Sally Smith of Greenwood, and she was more than happy to make it for us. She does an amazing job!
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
I still surprise my husband sometimes. He brought this cute little gadget home to show me a few weeks ago, and I immediately asked him if I could have it. He thought I was kidding, but I told him I wasn't, and zipped it into a pocket in my purse. I have used it countless times since then, and tonight, I changed out the brake light in my Suburban. Despite a few offers of help, which we refused, my daughter and I got 'er done!
Monday, April 7, 2014
Sunday, April 6, 2014
You may recall these posts from 2012 & 2013 about the kiddos adventures running in the hugely popular TD Beach to Beacon 10k road race? Well, we were going to register them again this year, but 4000 registrations sold out in 4 1/2 minutes! So, the kiddos were disappointed that they weren't going to race it this year, but, a friend told us about a great opportunity. If we could raise at least $500 for a therapeutic riding stable, they would give us an entry as a reward! Considering how much our daughter loves running and horses, she was thrilled to raise as much money as possible!
The stable is called Riding to the Top and they served disabled persons from age 3 to 93 and everyone in between. We visited them yesterday. We met all their wonderful horses, both large and small, the executive director, and saw the incredible facilities and equipment that is used to improve the lives of so many people. It is a truly exceptional place and she is even more committed to raising way more money than the required $500!
These are the mechanical therapy horses that are used to test a new students' reaction to the motion of a horse, without the potential dangerous situation that could occur if an actual horse were involved. The girls thought they were super fun to ride, but we also were impressed that this was something that we had never considered, but is certainly useful(and expensive!)