Tuesday, October 04, 2011

9/16 KS State Fair

Paula, Cristi Gale, Kay Monroe, Alan and I head to the State Fair for the Third Day concert.  Interesting thing about this day was after months of heat and drought it was raining and COLD!  Cristi got us great seats and we stayed dry under the roof, although the band was soaked by the end of the night.
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9/22 Happy Birthday Collin/ Volleyball

Erin's home volleyball game falls on Collin's birthday.  It was a busy  birthday: school, football practice, volleyball game and then Erin diss'ed us for the JrH football game.  sigh, no pics of Collin at all today!

9/18 goat fun

Our goat Emily gets upidty sometimes and today as Collin tried to put her in she reared up as if to say, "No way white boy!"

 Erin has knit a cape for Sunchip, isn't it cute?

9/17 Happy Birthday Me!

 The Third Day concert was my present to myself, to be honest.  We head to Derby for Hans' football game today.  We got there only to learn that the games were delayed 2 hours due to rain.  We were gone all day long and the game did not go well.  They not only lost, but Hans had some missed tackles that really upset him.
After the game we head to the church for a concert put on by the  Wismann family a family from up in Nebraska.  Erin could not help but admire just how much taller than me she is, so we had to pose for a picture.  Then Collin had to get in on it!

Monday, October 03, 2011

9.10 The moment he’s been waiting for…

Hans’ first football game against Trinity, a sure loss according to coach.  Yet everyone was pleasantly surprised!  Our boys came out ready to play!

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Hans is #36 and gets a high 5 from coach for a fab tackle on the return!

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Anderson and Scobee on the chain gang detail~


A fantastic tip by Lucas #12 and Hans is headed for the intended receiver to give him a hurtin’   He pulls up at the last minute!


9/9/11 What do you make of them sis?


9/8 JrH night…volleyball!

Last year we were divided with both a football and volleyball player in JrH…who do you watch???  This year each kid can have out total attention at their games…Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday…oh boy!

Erin's first game also came with doubts because she did not make the “A” team.  (actually this is only her first home game…I didn’t take the camera to game #1 bc she was convinced it would be so bad.)  

Here she is at warm ups looking good (and coach noticing!)

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Go Team!



9/6 First Freshman Football Game

What parent/ child does not wait for that first game!  Collin, admittedly, was pretty discouraged coming into this game, convinced that he would not play.  “Too many players in my position ahead of me…”  He is #80 and did a great job.  He is playing Defensive End and even though we had to drive 1.5 hrs to see him play..it was worth it to hear his name several times over the PA.

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Monday, September 26, 2011

Sept 2011

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9/5 Pedicures and friends

Today got Labor Day, Erin, Maddie and I went to Hutch for pedicures. It was so fun! We recently learned that the Elsn err s will be leaving, these girls hans been friends 10 years I think. We will miss them!!!
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9/4 Horns and AI Servo

IMG_0246While taking a photography class last spring I tried to get one of these shots of stopping the action with a blurred background.  Finally got what I wanted with Hans on the bike.  Sweet!IMG_0267IMG_0269 This little doe will need to be de horned.  Her brother is the lucky one.  Although he needs a little something done too!IMG_0216

Sunday, September 11, 2011

9/12: The way it goes

It’s just the way it goes when you are a freshmen!   Collin has a few plays in this game, but there are several “ahead” of him, so tonight he takes the play in as an option and tries his hand at sacking the quarter back.  A learning experience, right?




Saturday, September 03, 2011

9/3 Erin’s turn

  I slept in Saturday  morning.  I was beat!  It was an emotional and busy week at work, with the kids and the goats!  I awoke to the sound of the pick up taking Collin to 8 a.m. football practice.  (Whew, glad Chris had more energy than me!)  Erin announced that when Dad got home from checking irrigation, she would learn how to milk the goat!    Here we go!IMG_0187IMG_0190

Dolly is Erin’s goat, so we are all sad that she miscarried her “kids”, but we are hoping to have her bred this fall.  Until then we can go ahead and get what milk we can.  She did the same thing this morning.  First she put her foot in the bucket and next she kicked it.  Will we learn by tomorrow?????IMG_0194

Thursday, September 01, 2011

9/1 Milking the Goat

Well, after much deliberation and waiting we decided to milk Dolly, realizing that any hopes for a kid are passed.  We did well for first timers!  Actually it’s funny.  Chris got the stantion made and it seemed narrow to me, but that is because of how fat Dolly is!  (it’s true) 


So I am learning how to do this procedure and she is being patient.  Well at some point she starts to kick her leg up and I think we are about done.  Next, she sticks her foot in the bucket.  I tell Chris I think we are done.  He says, “Nonsense, you need to keep your arm in front of her legs.”  He gives it a few more squeezes and SWOOSH she kicks the bucket off the stantion.  DONE, indeed.  The cats got the remains.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

8/30 While Mom is away

IMG_0147 Can anyone guess what Sunchip was up to while I was at work and Erin was at school?

Friday, August 26, 2011

8/26 Preview

The Friday before fall sport season begins Sterling school system has a preview.  This evening began at 4 with the JRH volleyball preview.  Erin played C team, it was kind of sketchy!


The next on the agenda was the 6 p.m. preview of Hans’ 5-6th grade team.  Except, the JRH was on the field, so at 7 p.m. the announcer announced the boy’s team.  Grrrr.IMG_0030 

At 7 ish the JRH football played the 9th grade football team!  Collin is number 80.  At 8 the HS football played.  It was a long night!