Friday, April 17, 2009

more of anna with her lambs

this was anna every afternoon working them on the lamb stand. she got sick of feeding and working them everyday and really talked tough about being glad when they were finally gone, but in all reality when we dropped stella off at lyn wren's house (she bought her alternate as a pet), anna cried all the way down to the fair grounds. it was pretty sad because i knew how it was kind of bittersweet for her because on one hand she was sick of feeding them and taking care of them, but on the other she had bonded with them because of all the work that they were. needless to say, she cried again on sunday when they put shep in the trailer headed to the butcher. the cutest thing ever was when they marked him with the pink stripe to indicate which trailer shep went in and she was extremely worried whether or not that spray paint would come off. i didn't have the heart to tell her that it really didn't matter, i just told her that it would.

easter 2009

easter morning was kind of rushed because we had to get down by 8 a.m. to the sheep shearing contest. anna did really well in it, but it was her first year, so we didn't expect huge things. maybe her mom should have let her hold the clippers a little while doing her own lambs. it was a learning experience if nothing else. the easter bunny hid the kids baskets, avery's was in the oven and anna's was in the garage by her baby chicks. i finally had to tell avery that it was in the kitchen and it still took him 10 minutes to find it because he was looking in the cupboards, even the top ones, but didn't even think about looking in the oven. it was pretty cute. overall, i think we had a pretty good fair experience, we were all exhausted by sunday night, but we all had fun.

more clark county fair 2009

i had to add some more just because she did so good and is so cute. no, i am not prejudice at all.

clark county fair 2009

i know, she is way too little to be showing in the fair already. my siblings were all teasing me that i might as well be showing because of how excited i got. i know that i was more nervous than her when she walked into the ring, i might as well have been walking in there. she handled it very "cool." she ended up getting 3rd overall in her market class and 3rd overall in her showmanship class. we were quite shocked, it just goes to show how much her mother doesn't know, she did well in spite of me. thanks to kristen (her club leader) for telling her to stare the judge down and intimidate him. it was funny because blake's mom said, "aren't you supposed to smile at the judge?" i told her that is what i always did and i never won and so i told her to listen to kristen.