Thursday, October 23, 2008

A day at the fair

Oh, boy, am I tired! Jeremiah called me from work on Monday to say, "We're going to the fair this Thursday!" The last time we were at the fair Moira was a baby! It was a very chilly morning, in the 30's and 40's. So we had to wear layers, which we shed most of by the time we left. We spent a lot of time looking at the animal exhibits and some old farm machinery. Both boys had gone through their first change of backup outfits with in the first half hour! The girls got to go on one ride each. We were very blessed by a woman who came up to us in the parking lot asking if we had ride tickets yet. She had bought a bunch in advance at almost half the price and wanted to know if we wanted to buy some off of her. Wonderful! We were also able to get admission cheap as it was can food day, where admission is 4 cans of food per person. All of the older three girls went on the ferris wheel. TOTALLY not my choice!! Those dare devils :-) They went on with Jeremiah and a neighbor friend of ours from a few years ago. We also came across two other people/families from two past churches of ours. Pretty neat! A great time was had by all. I have to admit after a half day keeping track of 6 kiddos in a VERY crowded place, I was ready for home. Poor Jonah man is totally overstimulated. I think he has finally konked out. Jeremiah tagged teamed me for baby care. Jonah does great when we are out and about, but when we get home, he comes totally undone. He just screams and screams, and....well screams until he finally passes out from exhaustion. This is why we haven't been going to prayer meeting and Sunday night study at church, as he just can not handle it. He will outgrow it, it will just take some time.

So yesterday as I was making mental notes of everything we would need for fair day I realized that Jonah did not have a winter hat. It finally did get to 60 degrees today, but for the most part it was breezy and chilly. And if you are a wee babe with no need a little covering :-) So what does one do when they realize their child has no hat? With no transportation to get said hat? Make one! So I got on the computer where I knew I had saved some patterns. But then I got the notion of making a "fancy" hat. Call me silly, go ahead. And what does one do when they don't find a suitable pattern online for said fancy hat? Well you make it up! Yes, that is what I did. And by golly I think it is the cutest thing! I suppose I am not being very humble here am I? Ha, ha! And what makes it even cuter is when you put it on the baby! I don't have pictures of him wearing it, but I do have pictures of the hat solo. You'll have to take my word for it that it indeed looks even cuter on the baby.

I was able to take out a frozen meal to pop in the oven. And even though the girls were up early today and walking all day, they are in the house bouncing off the walls!!! Calgon, take me away! Here are a few pictures from the day and other miscellaneous ones:

A very studious Jedidiah. He likes to pull out the Bible and sit on the couch to "read" it. You can also find him throughout the day sitting here and there throughout the house reading books of all kinds.

Who's teaching who? Bible time with Daddy :-)

Saoirse out by our birdfeeder. She is such the ham! She loves getting her picture taken.

Here is the "fancy" hat I made. It's a dinosaur. I thought it was pretty darn cute.

This here is a man in a little caged "room" with some honey bees! I know you're loving this Tracy :-) Anyways we were able to ask him a lot of questions about beekeeping, something we are interested in. We go through a lot of honey. A lot. So why not get our own bees? The 'sad' thing about this time with the beekeeper were when school groups (or part of school groups) would come up to watch. They had these questionaires with them that they were to check off as they went along. So they came up and asked the predesignated question and went on their way. Now, I'm not against prompting children with ideas to think on, or questions to ask. However this was most definitely a case of what I would call, 'canned procedure'. There was no thinking on the children's part, just ask the required question and move on. Our family was asking all sorts of questions, including Jeremiah and myself. But this wasn't just because we are interested in bees. As a matter of fact the girls were really eyeing the horses on the other side of the building at the time. But they still were engaged with what was in front of them. Ok, sorry to go on about that, just an observation that I made during the day.

Here are the dare devil girls! The girl between Isa and Moira is one of our past neighbors. It was great to see them again. It was funny because Jeremiah asked the Mom to convince me of naming one of our future girls (if we should be blessed with one), Fiona. Fiona, happens to be the Mom's name :-)

This was one of the calves there at the Fair. It was sooooo cute. It kept sticking its head out of the fencing and trying to munch on the girls dresses! They had signs all over to not touch the animals, but even I wanted to give this cute calf a pat on the head.

The dare devils rolling past us. I uploaded the wrong picture, I meant to put the one up of all of them just imagine that they are doing that here :-) I really hate waiting for the pictures to upload....yes, just call me lazy.

This is the ride that the two younger children chose. Jedidiah got all giddy when Jeremiah put him up on the horse. He was all smiles!
There you have it. Our day at the fair. I am hoping everyone will go to bed early. I want to hit the hay! Tomorrow night our church is doing a reading of the book of Dueteronomy. We will go to that for a bit. Well I must be off, Jed is asking me to read him a book.


Laura said...

Sounds like the fair was fun:)
I loved the hat your very talented, I can just see that sweet face under the hat. Your church sounds really neat, wish we lived closer we'd come visit. Hope you have a fantastic week end!

The Stone Family said...

Oh! Looks like fun! I love the pictures you have of Jedidiah "reading" the Bible... I can tell he's going to be a very studious student of the word!
Much love from the Stones,

Donna said...

Kerri, I have a question for you. How do you feel about vaccinations? We have been through alot with this. We have seven children and were dismissed from our pediatrician for not wanting to vaccinate. But, after all the research that my husband and I have done, we just think it is not wise to vaccinate right now. My niece took her child for vaccinations yesterday and after mentioning to her doctor that we don't vaccinate, her doctor "informed" her of how "wrong" we are, and today my niece totally blew up at me over this. I would love to know what you think. Donna

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