Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Fair Oaks Dairy Farm


This past Saturday Julie, Kylie, Peyton, Paige, and I went to the Fair Oaks Dairy Farm. www.fofarms.com

It was great! If you haven’t been, plan a day trip. It’s got something for every age. We went thru DACC and rode the “short bus” up. The 5 of us got to hook fake cows up to milking machines, watch a 3D/4D movie, see a calf born, and eat an excellent lunch. I should point out that the lunch was not the calf. We just postponed lunch until after watching the calving. They had to pull the calf, and I was a little scared at what the 3 girls would think of this. There’s this mama cow behind a picture window laying on some hay with a lady farmer helping her out. It really couldn’t have been much more graphic. Paige said “look that calf is saying get me outta here”, Peyton said “ahhh, poor mama”. If you know the girls then you know how this fits their personalities. Here’s a few pics from our windy day.IMG_7483 - Copy

Paige and Peyton on the bus getting ready to pull out of DACC


IMG_7488 Paige playing with my phoneIMG_7486 Peyton plays with her DSLite

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This is the twins with Kylie, my friend Julie’s almost 11 yr old!IMG_7507 Kylie and Julie ( no wonder she’s tall :))IMG_7510 at the movies

IMG_7503 milking timeIMG_7516IMG_7519 on the way to the birthing barn

  IMG_7526watching the cows labor, at least you won’t be lying in a haybed with a crowd watching, San

IMG_7633 IMG_7536 being cleaned up for pics

IMG_7558 milking timeIMG_7551 girls are kept for 80 days

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IMG_7671 Kylie

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Peyton and Paige up against a wallIMG_7681

IMG_7684 Kylie

IMG_7687 Peyton in the windIMG_7688 IMG_7689


Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Happy Easter

We had our family Easter Dinner on Good Friday because of Sandy and James’ work schedule. I was able to go to Church on Saturday night and mom and dad went on Sunday. My Church began having regular sat. night services at the beginning of the year. They are a little more informal, a little shorter, and they rock! I can not tell you what a blessing they have been to me. This way all of us get to attend weekly, and grandma has someone here with her also. april 09 197-1

Monday, April 6, 2009

#1 Cubs Fan

Right after I got Cubbie, I ordered a Cubs t-shirt for him. It’s taken a month to get here. (back-order) Here it is. It’s a little big still. His legs keep slipping out of the sleeves. Very Cute! Also, Very Difficult to get him to hold still long enough for a picture.IMG_7470 IMG_7471 IMG_7481 IMG_7476 IMG_7468 IMG_7472

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Cubbie in his PJ’S (he hates them!)


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Here’s Cubbie with a couple of his favorite toys. You’ll see my slipper socks, grandma’s black sock, his own t-shirt, and his favorite teddy bear. He wore the pajamas for only a few minutes. The next thing I knew, they were around his neck with the body and legs flying behind him like a cape. I like the picture from the back showing his curved tail sticking up and the legs of the jammies.