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Sunday, September 21, 2008

Grains of Gratitude

Things I'm grateful for from the past week include:

1. Kayla had a good time at the Daisies meeting on Friday. They only meet every other Fri after school, but I worried how she would do by the end of the school week...if it would make too long of a day for her. She didn't want to sit in the circle when we first got there, but after that she was ok, so I'm glad she's having fun.

2. I'm grateful the local Chamber of Commerce hosts a "Thank You" party every year for the base. They serve up free hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, cookies, ice cream, beer, soda, and water. There are bouncy castles for the kids and door prizes. We went on Fri and then Joe stayed w/the kids when I went to Bunco.

3. Kayla picked out our 3 tickets for the door prizes and picked 2 winners. We won 2 packages of cookies (umm, cookies? ok I guess!) It worked out because I took them with me to Bunco :) The 2nd prize was a $25 gift card to Lowe's - go Kayla! LOL

4. Yesterday we decided to go to the NM Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum and it turned out to be a nice day to visit.

Playing dress up with the hats:


Learning how to grind corn:


Lucas wanted to check out the corn too; he liked to grab handfuls of it. I was worried he would put his hand immediately to his mouth, but he was just interested in holding the corn:


Helping me grind the corn:


They had this fun play room...Lucas enjoyed the see-saw:


and Kayla thought it was the neatest thing:




Enjoying the nice weather:


View of the Organ mountains:


The highlight for Kayla was watching a cow being milked. That's all she talked about on the way home! She kept asking to see the cow; I told her we already did and we were going home now. Her response? "No home! A cow!"

Hope you had a great week too!

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21 comments:

Anonymous said...

hi!!

Gee that looks like fun!! Glad you all enjoyed and the weather was nice!!!

Way to go, Kayla in winning 2 prizes!!!

How far is Organ Mountain from Holloman? Isn't it nice when you can enjoy going somewhere fun with the family. What memories, well for you and Joe... Kayla and Lucas will look at the pics and go , Wow, we did have fun when we were little... :) love grandma/mom

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

A lovely gratitude list, once again, Michelle. This time with actual grains!!! (Does corn count as a grain? I'm such a city girl.)

Omaha Mama said...

What a great post - thanks for sharing the great pictures! Your kids are so cute!

the three amigos said...

Looks like a FUN day!!!

Sue said...

Oh how fun. Lucas looks so cute with the corn. I'd love the seesaw too. :) Sounds like you had a fun week. I'm glad Kayla liked her Daisy meeting. That will be fun for her. When is it time for girls scout cookies? Do you ship? ;)

Sandra said...

That looks like so much fun and OH my goodness, he is SO big, he's grown so much since we saw you guys.

Hugs,
Sandra

Jann said...

I always enjoy reading your grains of gratitude posts - they are always so uplifting!

I love the pics - Kayla and Lucas look like they had fun!

Jen said...

it sounds you had a great week.....

Tammy said...

Oh Wow, Michelle...this looks like SO much fun! I wish we had this place where we lived!
And the mountain scenery is gorgeous...

The pictures are all adorable...my favorite is of Lucas in his hat!

Oh- I'm not sure if you already have this one, but I have an award and tag for you at my place! :)

ChupieandJ'smama said...

Looks like you had a good week! I love the pictures of the kiddos on the farm. Too cute! Hope you have a wonderful week ahead :)

Beck said...

You need to get that girl a cow! (and your kids are TOO CUTE!)

Renee said...

It looks like such fun! Glad y'all had a great fun. Have a wonderful week.

Tanya said...

Looks like you had a great time!!

And yes, my hubby is a huge Red Sox/Patriots fan! He's been one all his life. Mike's Mom picked that hat up for Logan when she was recently in Boston - she also bought Noah a bib that read's "Red Sox fan" on it :)

My name is Sarah said...

It looks like you had a fun day Kayla. I love your smile.

mommaof4wife2r said...

i love the pics...can u imagine doing that to get grain for food? it makes me so thankful...

Sarah said...

I got your package with baby clothes today, thank you! Sawyer should be able to wear all of them, some now and some in a couple months. You're so sweet to send them to me, I promise I'll put them to good use and pass them on to someone else when I'm done with them. I can't believe how big Lucus is now, it seems like only yesterday I was reading your blog post about his arrival.
Love, Sarah

chelle said...

Sounds like an awesome week!

Bonita said...

Great pictures! Maybe Kayla is destined to be a farm girl.

Joy said...

The farm museum looks awesome. Glad you guys had so much fun. There's a farmstead near us that my 3 year old asks to go to nearly every day.

Corey~living and loving said...

I don't have a ton of time tonight, but wanted to say, "WOW! when did baby boy get so big????"

lonestar818 said...

Cute pictures! Looks like a fun time for everyone :)