Aug 25, 2013
|Up and ready to go early. He would have liked to take his squirt gun to school...|
|He could not WAIT to get to the playground with the other kids|
|His Kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Bush tells him what to do|
|We got a flash of him running around before we made him come say goodbye!|
|"Leave me alone!" "I just want a hug!"|
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For the boys birthdays, I can't help but be a little reminiscent of their actual births. Shawn and I each notice the clock throughout the day and start sentences with "Remember that right now we were...?" As in, at 4:30 in the afternoon five years ago I was frantically calling his office telling him to come home to take me to Helena because my water broke. It's fun, and I hope we continue to remember these things forever.
For Tyler's fifth birthday, he wanted to go swimming, so we went to a big aquatic center over in Cody.
And then we swam. Tyler swam more than us, as we were spending most of our time making sure Cash didn't drown.
You know your kid is ready to start school when you ask him what kind of cake he wants, and he says a "semi-circle." He insisted on this, so I made a lumpy, huge cake.
We capped off a great day with watching a parade of farm machinery go by the house. Many of the fields are ready to combine or harvest, so the farmers are pretty busy (well...busIER than normal).
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Aug 19, 2013
We met up with some friends and coworkers in Cody to spend a few hours rafting the river. It was such a great time, and even Tyler and Cash got to go. I went the first trip down, and then the second trip Cash needed to nap so I was able to take some pictures.
|Shawn is in the single kayak, and Tyler is in the raft|
|Tyler switched out towards the end to get into the kayak with Shawn|
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Aug 15, 2013
We get so tired of walking down our sunny, sometimes dusty road. I told Tyler "we should drive somewhere and walk." His eyes lit up and he danced around and said "A Hike!"
So I searched my maps and brain, and decided to drive through Bighorn Canyon and see if there was a trail that had shade and water. Not an easy task, since most of the shade is provided by giant rock walls along the lake.
|Pryor Mountain wild mustangs|
|Her brand on the chimney L/Heart|
|Definitely a rugged woman of the west|
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Aug 6, 2013
|I had several old packets of "wildflower" seeds that I scattered. I had hoped they would attract more bees, but it doesn't seem to have made much of a difference in attracting them.|
|I do love the flowers that grew out of the miscellaneous packets|
|We will have a lot of work when all the green tomatoes ripen|
|After this "melon" grew a little, we have decided it is actually a pumpkin! Next summer I will keep seed packets and label plants better|
|Mr. Lincoln Rose|
|My little lovelies check daily for strawberries. We expanded the patch to accommodate all the runners.|
The best shot I got of the owl that hangs around at night on top of a light pole.
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