Thursday, August 26, 2010

Bits And Pieces

Ah what a busy time it has been. Draycare is back in full swing. We need to pick up a couple more kids, but I can't take more than our seven passenger van can hold, and that being five in the backseat. I may be open to taking a baby or two overnight, but we'll see what the Lord has planned for us. So far everything has been great. The two full time kids I have I have had since they were 5 months and less than 2 years old. We quickly fell into our routine.

The kids and I had the privilege of meeting Jenilee and her girls at a local park for a morning of playing and a picnic lunch. It was so much fun to meet up with them. She and I met through Mama Bear's blog...such a small world.

She made it into this park picture! The playground has a sprayground and a large sand pit with a water feature.

Neither of our kids were very interested in getting their photo taken just then...they wanted to play!

Last Saturday Rosebud and I were very busy with the Greene County Parks and Cultural Art's Doggie Dash n' Splash. I have been on the steering committee for this even since its birth in 2006. This was my last year, however. It takes up quite a bit of my time and that isn't something I have too much of anymore. That and my husband thinks it is the dumbest thing on the whole earth. I made him volunteer with me the first year. He was McGruff The Crime a full fur costume. The heat index was 100 that day. We still don't speak of that event in our house.

Sooo...I recruited another family member. Rosebud spent nearly nine hours in a sling. She spent a little bit of time in her stroller covered while it rained, but other than that, it was a long babywearing day. She did fantastic, and I only heard one little squawk out of her when she wanted to eat.

I didn't take many pictures because I was VERY busybeing that there were thousands of people and dogs through. I'll find out at our September meeting just how many. We were anticipating 10,000 people, but the weather dampened that number.

I was too shy to ask him for a picture, but this is Tony Hoard, one of the finalists on America's Got Talent last year. He and his dog Rory and some other rescue dogs were there doing shows and talking about rescue animals.

This is Rosebud minutes before we left to go home. Being outside in the rain and dogs for nine hours didn't bother her in the least!

Kelly's Closet and The Cloth Diaper Whisperer have a monthly contest "Baby of the Cloth". This month's theme was "Mama's Helper". The task was to get a picture of your little one, wearing cloth diapers of course, helping out.

My kids have several "chores" if you will, one of which is helping hang diapers on the line. I got some pictures of Monkey Man helping. He wasn't sure why this activity was turning into a photo shoot.

He kept pointing to the diapers on the line..."hey mom, that is what you normally take a picture of when they are hung" (yea...I do. I love the way they look up there)

But he was the star of the show, not the brightly colored clothesline.

And after getting tons of pictures I wasn't going to use...

I picked this one. Because he is handing me both the clips and the diaper. You can see that he is wearing a cloth diaper. And he has a very sweet expression on his face! I hope he wins!


Momma K9 said...

Very cute! He should win! My little guy doesn't do much in the helping department yet so we couldn't enter.

CM said...

Wow, you are a busy, busy mama!

Rosebud did great on her long day...and so smiley even at the end! Adorable pic!

And Monkey Man is getting so BIG! I hope that picture wins!

Jenilee said...

I was wondering how your first days of draycare were going and how the doggy event went! I checked daytondailynews because they had pics of the dog day but you weren't in any of them :) looks like you are doing well! it was nice to meet you too!