Thursday, June 23, 2011

Mike's roping!

Mike spent the winter roping every Tuesday and Thursday at the SSR in Bondurant and loved every minute of it!

Country Bikes!!

We got these 4-wheel bikes with big rubber wheels to use out here on the gravel roads! They work great for the kids and they aren't falling off of them getting hurt!

Easter at Living History Farms!

Steve, Katie, and their family came back for Easter so we went to Living History Farms and had a GREAT time! Here is just one pic of all of us together! Grandma Betty took the pic for us.


How many pictures does it take to get all kids looking at the camera and smiling???? Apparently more than we had time for.... laugh out loud!!!

Lincoln, our little bucket calf!!

Responsibility for the kids!!! Yes, every morning and night the kids have to bottle feed Lincoln! He has been a great addition to our animal family. The kids love to turn him out in the indoor arena and play with him! Who needed another calf to keep him company when you have two kids that love to play with him! They play for hours and hours!! Lincoln is a great little guy!!

Dance Fever 2011!!!

Kaya has spent the last 3 years in dance and loves it soooo much!! She is in ballet, tap, and (her favorite) hip hop!!! This year she is going to summer dance camp and then dancing at the Iowa State Fair!! She can't wait and loves to perform!!!

Colfax fun show!!

The kids had such a GREAT time!!! Barrel racing, Pole bending, Flag race, and the Candy Bar race was the excitement for the day!!! We are so proud of how well they are both riding this year!! We are also very lucky to have Rocket, the horse Mike is riding, added to our horse family this year! Willie, my barrel horse, (not pictured) has also had a fantastic year of barrel racing!! He won $140 this weekend of the Colfax show!! Going to give a barrel bash in Cedar Rapids a try this weekend and see how well we do (per Mike's Mike never suggests to go to a barrel race!!) Here is just a few pics of the kids enjoying what they love to do most! They rode about 10 hours this weekend and begged for us to let them ride more! I see lots of riding in their future! Happy Trails to ALL!!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Thursday, January 13, 2011

First Snow Day...

January 11th was Kaya's first cancelled day from school because of the snow which meant both kids were home to do school with me!! Lilly, the cat, was a little distracting for the kids! I had to take a pic because it was so cute! Needless to say, the cat had to go to her room so the kids could get their work done. We were lazy and spent the day in our pajamas while working on our projects! The one good thing about getting snowed one will stop by.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

We cancelled our home phone so if you need us please call our cell phones. LeAnna....515-681-6151 Mike....515-681-5721

Monday, January 3, 2011

Science Center with our GREAT friends....

Kaya looking at a 'cute little turtle'!
Clay and Kaya posing for a pic!
Mike and Clay making a rocket. Once they got it finished they took it over and got to shoot it down the rocket alley.
The gang...Clayton, Alyssa, Kiera, and Kaya!! Cute pic of all of them and those are hard to come by. We spent our Sunday at the Science Center with The Fick Family! We started out watching Polar Express at the IMax theater and then spent the rest of the afternoon playing and exploring. The kids had a blast and they got to run off some of their winter energy. It was nice to go somewhere indoors during these cold winter months. We always love our days when we get to spend it with Brent, Denise, and the girls.

Happy Birthday Clay!!!

Dan, Diane, and Derek!
Clay and Cary Veach.
Grandma and Grandpa Byers with Clay.
This pic makes me laugh! Clay and Kiera crack me up!!
Heather Dove and Maddox.
Birthday Boy!!
Denise and Alyssa.
Grandma and Grandpa Hauf with Clay.
Kaya and Grandma.