Our Crazy Little Family

Our Crazy Little Family
December 2009

Friday, September 18, 2009

Labor Day weekend in Eagar

We started out our fun weekend watching my little brother, Brett's game. This was a major rival game, which, lucky for me, we actually won. I only seem to get to see the losses.
Brett was pretty excited!

All the kids were so excited that they had to rush the field after it was over. They didn't know why we were so excited, but it definitely rubbed off on them! Then they all wanted to wear his helmet and take a picture with it.





And finally, Katie.
Congratulations Uncle Brett!

Seth's 7th Birthday

Seth's 7th birthday fell on the Sunday of Labor Day weekend, so of course we celebrated it while we were up in Eagar.
I can't believe he is 7 already! I hope all the wishes you made on your birthday come true!

The kids all got to play musical chairs while Poppy played the piano in the other room.

He asked for breakfast for his birthday dinner, so we had bacon, sausage, hashbrowns and eggs. He loved it.

Yes, we now are the proud owners of not just one, but 2 gerbils. This was a real stretch for me... rodents in the house... gotta love it!

And then, of course, there was the ceremonial decorating of the cupcakes. This is a tradition that the kids just love! Happy Birthday Seth! Sure love you!

Labor Day fun!

My family has a tradition of hauling wood on Labor Day. Yes, this means that we cut the tree down, saw it into smaller pieces, and then load it into a truck to be chopped into smaller pieces once they get home. This is a busy job, but as you can see, everyone is expected to help out... at least for a little while.Yes, that is the oldest of the kids (Katie), supervising as the 2 youngest (Isaac and Addison) pick up the enormous piece of wood.

I would bet that each piece of wood weighs anywhere from 25-50 lbs. each. Some of the ones we did on the 2nd day were upwards of 150! Needless to say, my youngest brother with all the muscles got to load those! Katie, Bryce, Adam, and Makenli

Clint, of course, got the majority of time on the saw since this one was too big for any of the little kids to operate.

Yes, even I got into the act. I did what was called "limbing" which is where you cut the limbs of the trees to be cut. That way they are easier to load into the truck... they stack better.

This is Poppy giving each of the kids an opportunity to operate the chain saw by themselves. This is Seth... don't worry, it's a really little saw and doesn't do much damage to anything.

This was David's chance.

Then there was Bryce...

And finally there was Katie, but she really had to hurry because the hail was coming in quickly.

This was the tree that Poppy had to cut down. None of the saws that we had could handle how big it was so we ended up having to leave it for later... when the big guns could come get it. Isaac

We stopped at the look out point on our way down from the mountain. Anyway you "cut" it, that is a lot of wood for these little kids to haul!