On Wednesday night we went to the fair and watched the truck and tractor pull and the combine derby. Ethan had so much fun watching all the action and Mariah had a blast ditching us to hang out with her friends... ahhh teenagers... We made her stay with us from 7pm on... too protective... I don't think so! ~wink~
Thursday was another full day. Mariah had her last day of Dance Camp at the high school. We went to watch her skit and then went on to the fair. When we got to the fair, Mariah and her friend rode on rides all day and ate lots of fried foods. Cory and Ethan walked around and played on the tractors, watched pig races, and tiger shows, and stoped by to visit me from time to time. I worked at a Pampered Chef booth from 2-6pm and had some awesome sales and met great new contacts. Afterwards we hung around the fair and ate dinner. It was another late night.
Friday we did some things around the house and then went right back to the fair. Some family members were in town from Tennessee and we heard they were going to the fair. We didn't want to miss them... and if you ask my cousin Amy she'd tell you that we definitely didn't miss them.... ;-) They let their adopted son from Haiti join us on a couple rides... Well JM had a lot of fun and even ventured on to an upside down ride for the first time. Mariah helped buckle him in his seat and away they went. He was all smiles at first... but as the ride went on his smile turned to a look of fear! He seemed alright after the ride, but told us he wasn't a fan. We walked around for a little while, stopped at the rest rooms, and then headed to the 4H food stand. JM told us he was hungry so I bought him a burger. He had a couple bites and then his parents arrived. He still seemed fine at this point, but I guess he wasn't feeling as well as he looked. We were told that he threw up a couple times on the way home from the fair.... guess that's a moment that will never be forgotten. Love you guys! :-)
Saturday was another action packed day. We went to my sisters house for the 2nd annual Voge family reunion (Christmas in July). There were 93 people at the party! It was so nice seeing family that we haven't seen in years! Family joined us from Minnesota, Illinois, Tennessee, and of course WI. It was so nice to all be together in one place.
We also went to our friend's son's 1 year birthday party on Saturday. Happy Birthday LIAM! Liam had a great time and his parents threw him an awesome baseball themed birthday party. So glad we could be a part of it. Also, while we were there I learned that Ethan knows how to play t-ball. He walked over to the T, put the ball on it, grabbed the bat, and hit the ball about 10 feet! Very exciting! I think our lives will be filled with many sports in the years to come. (in addition to active Mariah)
Sunday, day of relaxation, ummm nope not this weekend. We went back over to my sister's to celebrate Leah's 9th birthday! We spent the afternoon swimming and relaxing. It was very nice.
By 7pm on Sunday night we were all sitting and watching a movie (Remember Me). Ethan was eating popcorn and his little head started nodding forward. He'd pick up his head, chew his popcorn a little, and then his head would roll forward again. He was exhausted! Bed time came early for all of us.
Here are a couple pictures. I will post more later.