OK, we moved into our new house and love it! We have already changed so many things, I'm sure the first owners wouldn't even recognize it if they walked in today. It is looking and feeling more and more like ours every day! We spent Labor day at the Grooters' Cottage in Whitehall
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
It is becoming a tradition to go the the RODEO at the Double JJ Ranch every August. The kids love it. My kids need to catch up a bit to those Johnson cowboys and cowgirl (cousins) though. Next year we are going to have to be searching for boots, hats, and guns : )
James turned 33 years old this past September. We went out with my parents to Logans. We all had a good time......James got a "YEE-HAW" from the crowd. And my dad found Sierra's first tooth. (I had been feeling her gums for months and finally gave up as no teeth ever came through. My dad was letting her chew on his finger and was like "Kel, did you know she has a tooth in there". Figures!)
Teusink's Pony farm with the Grandma O. and the Johnson family was a blast. Simon absolutely loved all the animals. He was great at feeding the goats and riding the ponies. He also went on a hay ride and got to hold teeny tiny baby bunnies (while mommy was trying to help him not squish it) and went through the barn and a hay maze. It was a perfect time to take him there because he is really catching on to saying so many animal sounds, it was fun to show him the real animals up close
Aunt EB came to visit for a bit in August. She had fun with the kiddos again!
We said good-bye to our old house in Allendale
Simon went tubing for the first time at the Grooters' cottage this summer. He LOVED it. He also did a lot of swimming and playing in the water and on the boats. On a side note, we did have to say good-bye to Stewart this September. He always had been quite healthy for how old he was (13-14 years) but he declined rapidly right before we moved into the new house. He had a huge tumor, and several problems with his eyes, etc.....and it was time for James to let him go. They had a good last walk. I had quite a few successful PETUNIAS shows this summer and more to come this fall. It's still fun so we are still going stong and growing!
I just tapped into someone else's internet so this may be temporary but I am going to try to do an overall update with pics of our super busy summer and early fall......
Posted by James, Kelly, Simon and Sierra Grooters at 2:06 PM