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Monday, November 12, 2012

BBQ in the Garage

Our favorite neighbors always hang out in their garage or driveway.  They invited to a bbq in the garage.  K4 got a hold of the camera and documented it for us.

Mr. K by the garbage can.
The neighbor with his yorkies by the recycling bin.
This is an awesome picture.
More of Mr. K.

 
The photographer.

Or should I say his majesty in his throne. 
  
Just call me Starr.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Rodeo!

We went to an awesome rodeo this summer.  They had mounted shooting and K4 was desperately trying to find a horse and a gun so he could participate.  Luckily Unfortunately he couldn't find them so he just had to watch.  It was so cool.  I can't believe I didn't take any pictures.

The K-boys helped with lots of things.  K2 watched the prizes (kitties and bunnies) so that they didn't get mauled by the kids before the races. 


K1 opened the gate to let the cows in after the cowboys and cowgirls finished chasing them.

Mr. K, my brother and his fiance held the animals while the children raced to get them.  I think they were as brave as the bronc riders!

K1 really wanted one of the rabbits, preferably a boy so Turbo could have a bunch of baby bunnies.  He talked all of his brothers into trying to get one for him.  Luckily Unfortunately they weren't the fastest. 


K4 decided to bust a mutton since he wasn't able to do the mounted shooting.  He and K5 went to the sheep pen to check them out.
He looked awesome in his cowboy hat from Grandpa.
When it was his turn he got up on the sheep and held on tight.

The sheep didn't move so they had to smack it on the rump.  It slowly walked out into the arena.

It wandered to the middle and stopped next to another sheep and cowboy.
K4 tried giving it a little kick but it wasn't going anywhere so he just hopped off and walked back.
He busted that mutton.
He showed Grandpa his dollar.  I think he was impressed.
K1, K2 and my sister tried to catch a sheep and milk it.  
It was so funny!
Luckily Unfortunately there weren't any events that I could participate in so I had to sit in the shade, drink cold drinks and watch Mr. K show off for me by doing pull ups on the swing set.
  
Just call me Starr.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Little Chef

One day I made all of the K-boys come outside and help me weed the side yard.  It tends to get neglected and over run with morning glory.  While I wasn't paying attention K5 snuck in the house and made us all lunch.

He made pb&j sandwiches with a cheese stick.  
He was so excited to serve us lunch.  He even got a pitcher of cold water since it was hot outside.  What a thoughtful child.
 
Then he took a million pictures of us eating.







After lunch we went back out to finish weeding.
Wait a minute, where did everyone go?  
 
Just call me Starr.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Catching Up

This will be an eclectic post trying to catch up on our lives.  First up, Mr. K and the van.  When we bought the van I may have made a comment like, "Don't kidnappers drive white vans?" or something about the A-Team and their awesome black van.  It must have inspired Mr. K because the next thing you know he was watching youtube videos on how to paint your car with a spray can.

He used foil and plastic to mask it off.
Mr. K decided to do just the bumper to see how it looked.

 Can you believe that I didn't take an after picture?  I was amazed that it turned out so well.  Mr. K did a great job!

These are one of my favorite types of pictures to take.

Super comfy.
 
They look so innocent when they are sleeping. 
A cute picture of K5 playing trains with his uncle.

And lastly, K3.

This is his animal research poster.  It is pretty much the awesomest animal poster I've ever seen.


Except this part is a little bit disturbing.
Good thing it's just a picture.
  
Just call me Starr.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Scrapbook Retreat

I went away for the weekend with my older sister


and my sister-in-law (it was her birthday)

to a scrapbook retreat.  I haven't scrapbooked for a long time!

We arrived Friday night and got checked in to the hotel.  Then we went into the conference room to get set up.  We got a lot of pages done and plenty of laughing and talking in too.  I even took a quick trip to the 1-hour photo center to pick up more pictures. Saturday morning my running schedule said to run 20 miles.  I optimistically thought it would be easy on the treadmill since I wouldn't be running up any mountains like I usually do.  Ha-ha-ha!  Treadmills suck!  Especially treadmills in a room next to the swimming pool.

The humidity was unbelievable!   Somehow I made it through.  Those were the hardest miles I have ever done and that is saying a lot!  After a quick shower I went back in for more scrapbooking.  Then we went to lunch at a local sandwich shop.  My meal was so amazing.  Just looking at the picture makes me want to go back.

We got a lot done thanks to a good supply of yummy treats and Dr. Pepper.
I need to do that more often.

Just call me Starr.