The theme for the whole fine arts exhibits was Somewhere Over the Rainbow and let me tell you it was so dang cute in there!! I wish I had had my flash with me so i could get some more pictures because it was just too dark and my camera would work with no available light!
I think the favorite thing was the small animal exhibits. The chickens rabbits and lets not forget the baby pigs, I think we spent an hour over with the mama and her piglets collectively over the whole weekend. I have to say those babies were pretty cute!
Friday of the fair I was working in a booth selling tickets and so I just let the 3 older kids loose with their friends to do the carnival. They didn't mind that is was freezing!! Saturday was crazy weather as well, it went from hurricane wind and rain to snow and back to wind, only to come to a complete calm for rodeo Saturday night! Saturday afternoon Colby got to participate in the mutton bustin. I missed it because Bonnie fell asleep but thanks to my big brother Mitch we got some funs shots of the action.
He was pretty excited before hand with no experience he didn't even seem to care!! I tell ya the confidence in these kids is inspiring!! As you can see from the pics below that his ride didn't las very long but he didn't even care that he only lasted about a second and a half!! He got $5 prize money and that bought him a toy gun and he was a happy as can be!! I wish I could have been there to see it!
ll in all the a good time was had at the fair, lets hope next year the weather is a bit more cooperative!
We officially moved on the 19th. The kids started school on the 22. Brett was terrified and adamant that we homeschool him for the rest of the year. I held strong and registered him at the middle school with 7 all new classes and him knowing not one soul at the school. I cried for him as I dropped him of that morning hoping and praying that he would be ok and not hate his new school or have a hard time making friends. At 11:45 the following conversation via text occurred:
The following 2 weeks he texted more on his phone with girls than he has texted in the previous 2 years of having the cell phone. He has been dubbed "Ladies Man" by the girls here, despite the fact that he won't let me near him with a comb, let alone a pair of scissors!!