Monday, June 29, 2009

Aug's First Haircut

August had her first haircut this weekend. She did such a good job. She sat still for the most part and proclaimed herself "beautiful" afterwards. Mom didn't cut very much off, just the really long pieces to make it more even.

August spent a whole week with mom, and Amy. She has quite the farmer's tan now! The pictures on Amy's Blog are really cute. She had a great time swimming at mom's. She also had quite a big day with Amy on Friday. They had a tea party, played with water balloons, and painted a picture. My kid came back spoiled. I guess you'll have that when so many people love her.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Misadventures of a Farm Wife

It never fails. Every time we go out something stupid happens at the farm. I won't go into detail about some of the previous incidents (because they are quite disgusting and could possibly be considered x-rated). Saturday night was no exception. We went to Radmakers, a bar in Tolono, to see two bands play. The first, White Trash Rodeo (click the link to see their MySpace page, we know the guy on the far right), the second Feudin Hillbillies. Travis gets a call. One of the workers got a tractor stuck in a manure pile. Seriously! We finally get a night out with friends and this happens. We take our time leaving, the tractor can wait...just not until morning.

We change at the house. The first thing I see to put on is a white tee shirt and shorts. I run down stairs, put on my socks and rubber boots. I race to the truck and we drive out to where the tractor was stuck. It was seriously in halfway up the back tires. Travis walks out to see if he can unstick it in 4-wheel drive. No luck. He gets out and gets stuck. Stupid me thinks I am going to rescue him. He told me not to walk out. Hmmm. Maybe should have listened. I fall in up to the bottom of my shorts in liquid manure. My boots are full. I stink.

Needless to say, we pulled the one tractor out with another. All I can think is how this is going to be a really great story someday...I'm sure there will be more.

These are pictures I took last night. Travis yelled when I started taking the pictures of the cows because they were trying to put them away. Me and my camera were oblivious to what was going on. I saw great shots that had to be captured! The second is from earlier in the night. We went fishing at this lake in Champaign. One would think that fishing at a lake would be peaceful and relaxing. Not this one. Being in the center of town, there were some people who decided to share the music pumping from their minivan with everyone at the lake. Some rap song about things I shouldn't mention. However, the picture here shows the serenity of the sport.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Water Coloring

I got August some water colors for her birthday...or maybe it was the Easter Bunny. Anyway, we finally got them out a couple days ago. I knew we would have paint everywhere so she is wearing one of my old tee shirts. It was waaaaaay to big so I tied the sleeves up with ribbons. I just love the toga look on her. I painted on her nose a little bit so she also painted on her face. Then she painted my toes and declared them "beautiful." The first picture is probably my favorite.

Aug is with my mom and Amy (later in the week) for a WHOLE WEEK! She only left yesterday but I miss her already.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Letter to August

I was going through some things on our book shelf this morning when I found a journal that I made for August when we found out I was pregnant. I had forgotten all about it. We started out writing things about our lives and our jobs. Our parents, Amy, and Derek all wrote something in it. We had hoped that August would be able to look at it when she grew up and really understand what it was like when she was little. Most of the entries are from before she was born. There are only a few after. I will have to start writing in it again. The image below is a letter that my dad wrote to August before she was born. I had forgotten about all the things that were going on that summer. I cried like a baby when I read it. I read the journal twice and there are huge tear stains on my shirt now.

Hopefully you can read what the letter says. Double click the letter to see it bigger. Remember the book is open to anyone. Let me know if you want to write something to her.


Monday, June 15, 2009

Weekend Pics

These are some pics I took of Aug this weekend while we were waiting for Mimi to come to our house. I LOVE the first two pictures. In the last picture I can still hear her yelling "MIMI" and running to her car. You can almost see how fast she was running. My kid is so damn cute!

It has come to my attention that I may have misspelled a few words in my last post. I was just soooo excited about Amy's wedding pictures that I must have typed them incorrectly. Oops! I can't help my fingers sometimes. They type faster than my brain can think...or mabye they are too slow for my brain. I do not know.

Anyway, enjoy the pics. The first one really tugs on my heart strings.

OH! I put a guest book on our photo blog. Be sure to check us out and leave a comment. We would love to hear from all the people who visit the site.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

M--i--c--k--e--y M--o--u--s--e!

We love Mickey Mouse Club House! When the show comes on, she says "hi" to all the characters during the intro. We love to hear her say "Oh Toodles!" She even picks out the Mouse-ka-tool during the show. I don't know if she is really pointing to the right one but she always tries.

We have just recently been letting August feed Ricochet. She carries the jar of food to his bowl and poors it in. She then looks at us and says, "I give Shashay food!" She is sooo excited when she gets to feed him. She then insits on going when I take him outside. Visit this website to see pictures of Amy and Rylan's wedding. Britt Bailey did such a great job!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Pics of Aug

Amy and Rylan's Wedding: May 30

Rylan and Amy's wedding was on Saturday. We had SUCH A GOOD TIME! August was great, along with the other two flower girls, Raleigh and Gracie. They put the flower petals perfectly down the aisle. What happened after is quite a story (see pictures below). Dane was funny, too. Everything was perfect. I was nearly crying during my toast, but I made it through. These two have alot going for them. They are really great together. This is only a fraction of the pictures I took.

Getting August ready. As soon as she saw herself in the dress she said, "walk and throw," which is what we had been telling her she would be doing with the flower petals.
Amy, August, and me. We are so pretty together!

August was looking at Amy like she was the greatest person in the world.

I don't know what Amy is cracking up about. The look on Dane's face is priceless.

Rylan, Amy, and August.

Samantha, Leslie, Jennifer, Amy, and Patty.

This is August during the wedding. At one point she had both legs up in the air.

She was also waving to people in the first few rows. I was cracking up. I couldn't stop laughing.

Dane must have been bored or tired. He also sat on the steps and rested his head on his hands.