We had some good friends visit from Colorado a few weeks back. Sam and his friend met in 2nd grade and even though his friend has moved here there and everywhere, his family comes back each year to visit. Each year when they return it's like they have never left. We all just pick up from where we left off.
This year, we took our friends to the State Fair (along with Princess Ruthie, of course!)
Seth is showing his niece what a cow is.
I have a love/hate, fear/fascination relationship with horses. I used to love them until a trail horse tried to end my life a few years back. Now I keep my distance.
Becca is our family cake maker/decorator. A few years back she entered a cake in the state fair and won. Pretty impressive!
Here she is instructing the kids on the finer aspects of gourds.
(Note the camera....if she doesn't have a camera in hand it's because she has a hoe in hand!)
OK. So while we are waiting for the rain to end.....
Nathan and Sam are the same age as well. Someday they'll be all grown up and Nathan will probably be bigger than Sam. His mother said that her brother grew 9 inches in one year. Once Nathan has his growth spurt I'm sure he'll pay Sam back for all those head pats this year.
("I know, Seth, I KNOW. You don't have to tell me!")
I hope they're always best friends.
I hope he always watches out for her.
Come on guys, just ONE nice picture! PLEASE?
I think it's physically impossible for boys to hold still and pose for ONE picture.
Unlike girls who are usually pretty obliging.
Here's my friend, Julie. She's threatening me about taking her picture. It's OK though. She doesn't read my blog, so we'll keep it a secret that I posted her picture, OK?
All in all, it was a WONDERFUL trip to the state fair, a WONDERFUL visit with our good friends. The kids are already talking about their next visit. They can't wait!