Saturday, July 26, 2008

Pete and Rosco

This is Pete, Josh's dog. He is a 5 month old cow dog/springer spaniel mix. Isn't he so cute?

He loves to play with Rosco. He even lets Rosco win when they wrestle.

I discovered that Pete loves to sleep in my chair.

Don't you think your a little big for that chair Pete?

These next few pictures are of the two dogs playing. They sound like they are going kill each other. But nobody ever gets hurt!

Pete looks like he is saying "Make My Day little guy!"

To which Rosco replies smell this Mr.

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Hard at work!

This is my son hard at work! He was helping us tear out our pourch.

His job was to rip out the boards.
He did a good job and discovered how to use a crow bar.

This was a great lesson on leverage!
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Saturday, July 19, 2008

Fun with the girls

On Monday we were blessed to be able to drive to MT to pick up my nieces. There are actually three little girls but we only took the two older girls. They spent the night at our house then on Tuesday we woke up early to begin our day of fun.
With everyone showered and fed we traveled about two hrs to Minot. While we were there we did several things. For starters we went to the Zoo.

Here are the children as they pretend to milk the cow.

What would a trip to the Zoo be with out wooden cut outs to put your head in. Here the girls are pretending to be penguins.

This is the oldest girl now in turtle mode.

Oh yes and what the older one does the younger one must also do!

Now I must explain this picture. There were feeding stations scattered through out the zoo. We let the kids feed some of the animals but when the quarters were gone they were done. Well they out smarted us. You see people had dropped food on the ground and the kids decided not to waist any more quarters when they could pick up the food off the ground for free to feed the animals.

Here you can see the kids feeding the donkeys.

Now the kids are posing by the pond. Gee I wonder if the youngest likes to get her picture taken?

Right as I was about to take this picture the lion in the background turned his head towards us as if to sat look at how mighty I am.

Now all of my monkeys were looking at all of there monkeys.

A bit of interesting information. There are trains all over this area. They have placed them around to remind people of the main form of transportation that caused many of the towns to form.

Right next to the zoo there was a beautiful park. So we decided to walk through it.

We found Snow cones.

The kids were very excited about them.

And they ate them with out dropping them!

Then we found a little train and of course we had to ride it!

Here is a video of everyone running through the sprinklers.

Then while leaving the zoo we drove through town and look at what we found. We found the Stavkircha (sp) any way in english it is Stav Church. There is one in Rapid City and also in Fargo Morhead i Think!

There was this great globe that was spinning on water. They have one at the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha too.

The kids always think it is cool to play with.

Plus they also get to get wet!

Now the kids are posing with a statue of the man who wrote kids stories. I can't remember his name but if I find out I will let you know.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Lake side Fun

This year for the 4th we were blessed to be able to travel to Golden Lake to meet some family we had not met before. My son quickly made friends. As you can see they had a great time.

They spent lots of time jumping in from the dock. Do you see the cute dog? His name was Axel and he barked at the boys each time they jumped in.

If you look at the next few pictures you can see each stage of the jump.

I am impressed that I was able to catch these boys in action.

I thought the water looked cold.

While we were at the lake my son got a cool tatoo. (Don't worry its fake what kind of mom do you think I am?)

Look at his big smile. A sure sign of fun!

Here is a picture of the lake house from the lake point of view. We were in a paddle boat when I took this picture.

This is just another view of the lake. It sure was pretty!

This was a fun experience for the two of us.