Sunday, September 14, 2014

Daytrippin' with Some Boys

Every summer I take the tree oldest grandsons on a day trip.  This year we headed to Moline, Il for the day.  The John Deere Pavillion was our first stop.
The boys enjoyed the simulators.

They enjoyed looking at and climbing on all of the machinery.

Nate especially enjoyed the play area.

We at lunch at T.G.I.Friday's which is grandpa's favorite place to eat, so they had to text him a picture to rub it in!

And we watched the water taxi on the river. That's on their wish list for another time.

They had a never ending list of wants at the toy store.
I hadn't planned to take them to Rock Island Arsenal, but Payton really wanted to go there.  They enjoyed it and got a bit of history along the way.

We all had a great time,

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

County Fair

Our kids were all in 4-H, so the county fair was a must every summer.  We actually had all four kids in 4-H at the same time of a while, is it could get CRAZY!  Then we went a few years without it, until the grandsons got involved.  
It is more enjoyable since we mostly go watch and support them, but don't have to be in charge.  😄

Nate is just a Cloverbud so he doesn't have much opportunity to do much yet.  He certainly LOVED showing his sheep!

Cael showed pigs, sheep, and had other projects.  He loves his sheep the best.
Payton shows hogs, cattle, and has other projects.  He enjoys showing his cattle the most.

We feel that 4-H is worth all of the work.  Here's hoping ALL of our Grandkids are in 4-H!