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Monday, March 31, 2014

Meet "Oreo" and "Pig-Pig"

On Saturday, Dustin brought a few new 4-legged friends to our barn.
 
 
Introducing:
 
"Oreo"
and
"Pig-Pig"
 
 
If you've been to our house, you've probably met or heard about "Mow-Mow," the kitty.
Preston kept his theme when he named "Pig-Pig."
And the funniest part is that Dustin had a cat that he drug around as a toddler....it's name???
"Mitty-Mitty."
 
 
 
 

 
 
Preston likes when they run laps around the pen.
It sends him into a fit of giggles!

 
He also enjoys letting "Pig-Pig" chew things!
 

 
Preston is the happiest poop-scooper I've ever met.
And he is very good at it too!


 
 
There was a lot of brushing too.
We may have the cleanest pigs around!

 
 
They will be showing them in a few open shows this spring.
They are both looking forward to it and I think their daddy is too!
 


Thursday, March 27, 2014

Chicago FUN!

We had a fabulous time in Chicago for Spring Break!

Shedd Aquarium, American Girl Store, Museum of Science and Industry, lots of good food and LOTS of swimming!



Peighton and Nellie enjoyed watching Frozen on the way there.


Preston watched A LOT of John Deere movies!


Shedd Aquarium was very fun.


We watched the trainers feed the Beluga whales!


Monday morning we walked over to the American Girl store for brunch.



Nellie had her own chair, of course.


 
It was so fun to have brunch in a room that is bursting with PINK!!!!!


These two hot chocolate lovers were excited to see it on the menu!



Even dessert was fun!
There was a flower pot full of dirt pudding and Isabelle's pink cupcake.


Bubba LOVED the cupcakes.


After brunch, it was time to shop.


 
Our main reason for coming to Chicago was to get Isabelle, the Girl of the Year.
When Peighton first saw her she decided she HAD to have her...she's a blonde dancer that sews!
I agreed.
But since we already had one American Girl I told Peighton she had to earn the second.
Peighton has worked hard the past few months helping me clean, do laundry, chores around the house, scooping snow (there was a lot to be earned in this area) and scooping poop out of the barn.
She earned every bit of it!
Proud of how hard that girl worked!
 
 
We picked up Isabelle immediately and most of her accessories too.
We even had our own personal shopper!
I must have looked like I needed one with all the stuff I was carrying!
We got to go to a special room with hot pink furniture to make our final decisions and finish shopping.
Peighton thought that part was really cool (and so did I!!!!).


Luckily there was a Lego store right next door.
Preston and Dustin did a little shopping there while they waited for us to get done.




Preston loved the big statues made from Legos.
He told me, "That's a lot of "Wego-s!"


I'd say we had a LOT of fun at the American Girl Place!

Peighton loved that we could walk everywhere in Chicago.
She told me she really liked visiting there but wouldn't want to live there.


After we finished our shopping we took a cab to the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry.


There was lots of really cool stuff to see.


Nellie got to go along in Peighton's new backpack.


We even found baby chickens!


There was a train exhibit that we got to climb into.



There were also lots of science experiments that we enjoyed!


Even in the big city of Chicago we found some of our favorite color of green!





This was Preston at the end of the day....he was D  O  N  E!!!!!


We spent a lot of time swimming too!


Preston has a newfound love of bull riding.
He discovered that Daddy makes an excellent bull in the pool!


He also demonstrated his cannon ball skills.




We had a GREAT time and will for sure be going back!
 


Monday, February 24, 2014

Saturday night fun at the skating rink!

We decided to take the kids roller skating last Saturday night.
Good thing Dustin is a good skater!
 
Peighton has gone quite a few times for birthday parties but this was Preston's first time.
 
 
Preston was not so sure of having wheels on his feet!

 
He made it around 2 times then decided he wanted to sit with me and wave at Peighton!

 
Peighton surprised me at how good she is!

 
I was surprised at Dustin too!


 
It was a fun night!
Preston's going to need a few more times before he thinks that we're not crazy for strapping wheels on!