We have been enjoying a relaxing stay at my in-laws. Suzanne, Patrick’s mom, is something else! I have never met another woman like her. I tell you she never stops. Literally, never stops. From the moment her feet hit the floor in the morning she is going. From taking care of Jay’s, Pat’s brother, kids, all four of them to keeping the house spotless she is the epitome of the Proverbs 31 woman! She makes us a hot breakfast every morning and not just Pat and I, but Jerry, Pat’s dad, and all four of the kids. One egg, Sausage, and Toast. She cleans and cooks all day long. She is even doing our laundry! I keep trying to make her stop so I can take care of all our things, but I am just not as fast as her.
Other than work, driving to Norfolk a couple of times and a trip to Omaha on Sunday, we really haven’t done much. I worked this week while Patrick and the babies played with the cousins, Pat’s nephews and niece. The trips to Norfolk were for some groceries so I could make manicotti, and get the babies some of their foods. We did head into Omaha to pick up a few bags and put some more things in storage.
We went to the Pierce County Fair on Friday July 20, 2012 – We paid $10 per adult, so $20 for Pat and I and the babies to get in. Wow was that a waste of $20! There was NO one there other than those with animals in the 4h competition. A rough guess would be around 25 people. Other than the 5 minutes to look at the animals with Carson there was literally nothing else to do or see. I thought we might try and head back that night to see if the nighttime had anything more to offer, but I was informed it wasn’t any better. I tried to drag out our fair visit as long as possible, so we managed to stay a total of 20 minutes. We kept going up down the aisle with the rooster that was crowing. Seriously I have never seen such a pathetic fair. Usually there are rides, booths and even food vendors… yeah this fair had none of that. Next year we won’t be going back…
One highlight, Jerry, Pat’s dad, got a new ATV yesterday. The boys were thrilled to drive it around as soon as he got it off the truck. So now, if I am correct, there are a total of 4 four wheelers. I still haven’t gone out to try it out yet, I am a little intimidated by it. Rather I seem to be better suited for the golf cart with Carson. Oh yes the golf cart, Carson has decided that he knows how to drive it now as well. The minute we take off on it to go look at the moo cows, or drive to the bridge, he immediately tries to remove your hands so he can steer. I have taken to driving him two houses up to the church and let him drive in the parking lot there. He is a funny little guy. He sits in my lap and turns the wheel all the way to the left and we go round and round for several turns and he just giggles. Because after all he is driving. Oh the joys!
One Carson’s other obsessions is the moo cows. Yes he has always had a thing for moo cows but now that we are here daily it has gotten a little out of hand. The fat cattle behind the house come up to drink water twice a day, and Nick feeds them once a day. Well you can be sure that Carson is fully aware of when the cows are due to be here. At feeding time, Nick lets him go with to fill the buckets of feed and he stands there watching him. That boy sure loves the cows!
We are planning on doing a few fun thins this week and will keep the blog updated with our outings. For instance we went to Niborara, Lazy River Acres today. The difference from last year to this year is quite remarkable.