Thursday, October 28, 2010
Fall is here, full force. The leaves have changed color and the trees are naked in spots now. I love the crisp chilly mornings, but it won't be long before I'm whining about the cold. Winter is so long and hard.
Updates on us:
D: recently went to Charlotte, NC for training for a work. Claimed it was boring, but learned a lot about a new machine they are getting at work. Been very busy getting it set up at work. Upon arriving back home, realized just exactly how loud his loving family really is, when you've been alone for week! hehe
Me: didn't really like my week of single parenting. I realized D and I are a very nice team, and when your teammate is missing, things don't run as smoothly. I was exhausted. I missed him and appreciate him much more. I am thinking *I* should leave for week, so he appreciates *ME* more! ;-)
J: done with football, started basketball. Not sure if he likes it anymore or not. A's and B's on report card. Still smiling from his Best In Show win. Growing up fast. Too fast. Super busy. Hardly ever home. Turing very "teenager-ish" suddenly...ack..
T: Also done with football. Played kicker on the pee-wee team this year. Will play pee-wee basketball when it starts. A's and B's on report card, and almost done with his 2nd 9 weeks AR goal. Ahh...I love a lesson learned. Recently, after a trip to PetSmart, claimed it is his dream to own a lizard and has been researching what he needs to make his dreams come true. Ugh. His mother isn't thrilled, but IS impressed at the level of research and information he's been digging up.
That's life in a nutshell!!
Posted by Becky at 1:22 PM
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
I won 1st and 2nd place in the 18 and over group. 18 and over. It makes me feel young. Until I stop to think just how over 18 I really am. Oh well.
The pictures that won with were ones I almost left at home, but put in anyway just because.
This picture makes me smile. Big Mama is one of the best mama bunnies we have.. Her babies are always huge, fat, and clean, and she loves being a mom. She gets excited and acts proud when she's got kits, and seems depressed at times when others close to her have babies and she doesn't. That being said, you can totally see the look of annoyance on her face as that clingy baby napped on her back. Even in the animal world, sometimes moms just need a break and even furry children can be annoying.
I was surprised as there were lots of pictures there, and they were all better than mine. I even felt a little silly laying mine up on the table when we got there and even thought about not participating.
The rule of the contest was that the main focus of the pics had to be a bunny, and I think I took that away with my others that I took.
It was a lot of fun!
Posted by Becky at 9:36 AM
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Friday afternoon we loaded up and headed out. This was our first convention and didn't know what to expect.
Saturday morning we got there early as J had royalty business to do. He applied for Duke. This process included a 6 page written application, 200 question test, oral interview, showmanship, breed ID, and judging contest. (Royalty is a hard challenge. It requires the kids to learn and study, and develop skills that will help them in the rabbit project..and in life for that matter.)
|J during his oral interview. They are REQUIRED to wear the coats. He had fun during his interview and he said it was his favorite part because "they asked some really neat questions."|
|J, 1st runner up Duke!! The Duke and Duchess are holding the awards and have purple ribbons, the 1st runner ups have the blues and the 2nd runner ups have the yellow ribbons.|
|J, Ava,and Judge Melissa Magee from California. (Ava was acting like the child she is,and no longer wanted to pose pretty. She was more interested in checking out that trophy.)|
Posted by Becky at 7:56 PM
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
My crew and I are headed to the Kansas State Rabbit Breeders Association Convention this weekend. It will be a weekend full of showing,contests, dancing, and a banquet (royalty interviews and tests, if you are Jake), as well as a motel with a swimming pool..the very best part, if you ask T.
J and I were super excited to find out they have a photo contest there, with the main focus of the photos needing to be a bunny. I had several I was going to take already, but yesterday, while waiting on her mama to get off work, Little C and I headed outside and she was MORE than happy to hold a bunny for me, while I snapped some pictures. (Sometimes being the only kid left at daycare has it's advantages, or disadvantages...I guess it's all in how you look at it! hehe) Anyway, these were some of my favorites.
Its really too bad you can't here what she was saying in the photos.. I think the "Ohh, wittle bunny...do you want your mama?? Are you scared??...I won't hurt you, wittle bunny," that she says in a sweet soft little voice could probably melt Antarctica. Or Iceland...wait..I don't think Iceland is really cold, is it?? Well, you get the picture.
(Sometimes it weirds me out to post pictures of other peoples kids. However, I DID have her mom's permission to do this! =-) )
Posted by Becky at 1:59 PM
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Winter must be getting really close because he's been frantically collecting anything he can find to stash away.
Posted by Becky at 9:20 PM
Saturday, October 9, 2010
Posted by Becky at 7:37 PM
Monday, October 4, 2010
I'd say fall is HERE. The past few days have been deliciously crisp, and the nights are ALMOST cold. It was 65 degrees in our house Sunday morning. I've got all my fall decorations up. I've found I love decorating for fall just as much as I do for Christmas. My houseplants are all back inside, pouting. They will all start screaming for spring around late January. Oh wait...maybe that's me. Anyway, several of them were attacked by grasshoppers this year. Something I have never had a problem with, except for maybe a nibble here or there.
Saturday at T's pee-wee game, I watched a boy on our team get his arm broke. Yikes. I don't really think these boys know what we go through, sitting there on the sidelines. Being a football mom is tough.
Lots of 4-H activities this month and the big state bunny convention is in a couple of weeks. J and I are excited as they have a photography contest, with the main focus needing to be a bunny. I've already got some I'm taking, but J's got some neat ideas he's hoping to get done in time. We will see.
Enjoy the weather!! All too soon it will be...blah...winter.
Posted by Becky at 12:14 PM