Iowa State Fair

August 30, 2010

What a month!  Whew!  August is almost over already!

August started off good as we started Hannah with Kindergarten and Caleb with a little Preschool.  Then the next day, my father in law died.  It was expected, but just as hard for Tim and his family.  It’s something that they’re learning to deal with every single day.  Tim describes the feelings like his dad went on vacation and didn’t leave a call back number.  The funeral was the day before my birthday, so this year my birthday stunk.  (However, I did get to go to a waterpark with Tim and the kids, so I guess it wasn’t horribly aweful.)

The next week we went to the Iowa State Fair.  We don’t go every year, but we do like to go often.  We love to go around and see all the animals.  The sheep, chickens, pigs, horses; they even have a small petting zoo and pony & camel rides.  Alas, we didn’t have time for the pony rides, though we did see the baby animals.

My favorite part of the fair is the food!  We dined on corn-dogs, Monkey tails (chocolate covered bananas), cinnamon rolls, chocolate covered cheesecake, and of course, Tim got his favorite.  The famous pork dinner.

Later when we went by the pigs, I felt a little sorry for them.  But not too bad.  🙂  Sorry Wilbur.

Whenever we’re at the fair, we also love to let the kids play in the fountain area.  There’s a place next to the kids playground area that kids love to run through and get wet.  And since we went on a very hot day, it was worth it!

This year we went with a good friend, Nate.  It’s his pictures that I’m using, because while I did find my camera, I forgot to bring it to the fair.  Thanks Nate!

May God bless your socks off!

Rachel

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What’s for Dinner? August 10 – 15

August 10, 2010

Well, after a whirlwind of seeing the end of my Father – in – law’s battle with cancer and how people have to deal with planning funerals and so forth; I finally have to make my own meals for my own family.  Though, to those that contributed and made the meals the last two weeks (Love you Donna!) my heartfelt thanks goes out to you!  By the way, I’ll have to appologize, I left my camera with Tim’s family, so there won’t be any pictures until after Thursday.  Enjoy anyway!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Breakfast: Cereal

Lunch: mac’n’cheese

Supper: Chicken stir-fry

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Breakfast: Eggs & toast

Lunch: pb&j, carrot sticks, apple slices

Supper: Meatloaf, carrots, canned fruit

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Breakfast: Frozen waffles

Lunch: Lunch on a stick (Iowa State Fair)

Supper: Snack’n stuff

Friday, August 13, 2010

Breakfast: French Toast

Lunch: quasadillas

Supper: chicken and rice

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Breakfast: Leftover French Toast, cereal

Lunch: Pbj, leftover carrot sticks, fresh/canned fruit

Supper: cinnamon sweet potatoes, brussel sprouts with onions over rice , pecan & honey crusted salmon

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Breakfast: cereal

Lunch: Sandwiches, carrot/celery sticks

Supper: Crock chicken, garlic mashed taters, green beans, peaches

May God bless your socks off!

Rachel