Thursday, May 31, 2012

Fishing at Valerie and Mitch's

Bill got to go fishing several times with his brothers and once with Billy.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Various Pictures of the Girls in the Motorhome

Some of my favorite pics of the girls.
I taught Grace how to knit while home this time.
We love our ice cream cones!
Licking the frosting pan....
Tired girls...

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Ed's 65th Birthday Party

Ed's son Ben hosted Ed's 65th birthday party. It was fun to get together with all of Bill's family while we were in town.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

My Mother's Day Present!!!

Mitch and Bill out did themselves this year for Mother's Day. Valerie and I finally got our miniature donkey - two in fact, momma and her baby. They are absolutely adorable!
Too cute, huh!!! The momma is very tame but the baby is a bit shy so we had Gracie try some clicker training with the baby. She would walk as close as she could to the baby. Before the baby would back off, she clicked, turned around and walked away. The baby quickly learned if she stood still, the person would turn and leave.
Pretty soon the little darling started following Grace when she walked away!
Friends at last. All in less than thirty minutes!
Chi made friends with Pete the goat.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Grace's Day Out

Today is Gracie's day out with us and she has chosen to drive a race car. So off to OKC we head to the indoor race track. After being measured she qualifies to drive the youth race car. I am told that this car "only" goes up to 20 mph. Oh boy. I see a nervous grandma emerging!

Grace, on the other hand, is bouncing with excitement. After watching a learner's video and being quizzed about the meaning of the 5 flags, she is deemed ready to drive. So on goes the helmet....
Next it is into the race car with a few final instructions.
The race consists of 5 laps around the quarter mile track. I feel a bit better as she is the only one on the track.

Bill and I quickly find the perfect spot to take pictures.
Gracie bounced out of the race car wanting to drive again. So back she goes. This time there is no hesitation in her driving. She zooms around the course like a pro!
Now she decides it is time to try her luck in the arcade.
We never dreamed she would collect so many tickets!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Chi's Day Out

After picking up Chi we headed to the local fairgrounds to check out the miniature horses and miniature donkeys that were there for the afternoon sale.
We then headed to Stillwater to a children's play space. Chi was in her element here! They were celebrating Children's Day in Japan so the first thing she did was make a fish windsock. Lots of concentration went into this project.
Now off to explore all the play areas.

What is it with water and four year olds!
More to see and play...