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!!