Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Kiddie Rides

We learned quickly at Idlewild this summer that Elinore wasn't afraid of riding a few rides!  In fact, she loved them.  So when the fair came around earlier this month, she was of course excited for her turn to ride too.  Caden and Caleb were AWESOME big brother helpers and took care of her.  Her first ride was with Caleb, who got her right in the front and helped buckle her in as she held onto the handles!


 
She was nervous at first, but smiling before long! 
 

 
After this ride, she was ready to go again.  Caden rode with her the second time in the back, and by the look on her face, it sure didn't look like she was as big of fan of back there.  But as soon as the ride stopped she said "I go again!" 

While she didn't get to ride the dragon again, she did ride another couple all by herself!


Her brothers tried out a few others too. 


Not the best picture, but I LOVE the smile on Caden's face here.  It's rare we capture a genuine smile from him. 

Monday, September 29, 2014

Scrambler

Caden and Caleb love riding the Scrambler.  They loved it at Idlewild earlier this summer; they love it at the fair, anywhere they can ride it, they're on it. 

Keith and I watched as they waited for the ride to start.  We couldn't resist snapping a few photos of them sitting there with their legs crossed like little old men waiting on the fun to begin!



Saturday, September 27, 2014

Blue Jeans

Earlier this month, we were heading into the fairgrounds for another evening of fair fun.  I was dressing Elinore when she wanted pockets.  She has a shirt with pockets on it she really likes, but it was dirty, so I thought maybe it was time to try some of the second hand blue jeans I'd gotten her a few months back.  They fit and she was adorable in them!



She looks so grown up in them! 

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Candy Theif

Earlier this month, one stormy evening the boys were playing Minecraft and Elinore was running around before bedtime, I decided to try a new candy recipie I'd found.  It was simple enough, just some mixing, kneeding and rolling.  I decided to make peppermint candies, and was rolling them at the kitchen counter before pressing them with the fork on a cutting board on the kitchen table. 

I quickly learned Elinore could too easily reach the kitchen table and moved them to the counter. 

There I quickly learned she could reach the counter now too!  So I moved them to the top of some jars of spagetti sauce I'd canned and moved them back away from the edge on those. 

Elinore, she's smart.  She went and got the step stool and could still reach them!  So we headed off to bed, and while I was saying prayer with the boys, she ran out to the kitchen again to steal more!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

50 States

A few years ago I put this list together here.  I think it's time for an update!
 
Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming
 
Well, I could cross one more state off the list anyway.