Monday, September 21, 2009

Breakfast at Tiffany's!

Today was another very eventful day, Jacob had his doctors appointment this morning down in Indy to get fitted for new pressure garments also its Chads birthday, and we went to Tiffany's! Jacob is getting two new gloves made, one in camo green (for hunting season!) and the other in light blue, he will get them when we go back down in  the middle of October.  After Jacobs appointment we went to the fashion mall in Indy and we went to Tiffany's, this was my first time there so I was extremely excited! Like a kid in a candy store, I could barely contain myself! After looking online at the website I knew what I wanted and how much I could spend. Let me just tell you this the workers there were extremely nice, and not the fake nice that you get at some stores! The sweet lady that was helping us let me try on the jewelry, even asked us if we would like a bottle of water and/or a cookie, it was like she really did want us to have Breakfast at Tiffany's! I didn't do the whole Audrey Hepburn thing in front of the window, I will need to do that next time when we go back and pick up my new ring! Sorry folks but it's not the $84,000 ring on the website, nope that ones just not for me, instead I just got a pink gold band cause that's just how I am! Nothing too fancy or frilly for me! We also went to Williams Sonoma and oh my gosh did it smell good in there! (OK so us country folks just don't get out much!) I loved looking at all the kitchen utensils and gadgets they had, wow if only I knew how to cook (OK so I do try!) When I got home I checked out there website here and they had lots of different recipes to try! After shopping we went out for lunch at our favorite restaurant in Zionsville that has the best sweet potato fries around! Chad, Jacob and I scarfed them down in no time! I did have to miss school today but it was well worth it!  I will have to miss class again next month when we go down for Jacobs gloves, I feel that I need to go as I also have a dozen different questions to ask each time we go. Thank goodness Jacob has a really wonderful physical therapist and is under the care of one of Indiana's top doctors!    
Happy Birthday Chad!!!                                                     Lisa

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Parking Instructions!

Today seemed to be a very busy day for us, we went quite a few different places all in one day! So this morning  I got the pleasure, not really, of taking some tires to a recycling center about a half hour north of were we live. Chad and Kyle left to go to a farm machinery auction and so Lindsey, Jacob and I drove the truck to the recycling center. Then when we got back to the farm I decided to go to an Apple Popcorn festival in a town close by, it was about two or three in the afternoon when we got there and everyone else and their brother were already there! I tell you what, finding a parking spot was eventful! Then I found one, this lady had just left so I pulled in her spot and then decide, well this isn't going to work my back end was still sticking out. Just great I was going to have to parallel park like I was taking my drivers test all over again! For me that was easier said then done! So I started backing in of course I was thinking wow this is pretty easy, then I hit the curb so I had to pull forward and try it again! I got backed in but I was still on the curb just a little bit so I had Lindsey jump out on her side and tell me how far I was from the car behind us. She, being the drama queen, said your this far with her hands all of six inches apart seen below!
Oh my I thought so I pulled forward and she was saying oh no mommy your going to run over the flowers right here! Just great who in the heck puts flower by the curb! So I finally got the van in a somewhat good spot and when I got out to open the back and get Jacobs stroller out you will never believe how close I was to the other car behind me! About four feet yes four feet rather than Lindsey's 6 inches she was showing me! I couldn't help but laugh, I bet we were a sight to see! A mother listening to a six year old directing her how to park! Gotta love it! Since the festival had lots of people we didn't stay very long, we did stop a few yards sales and all we got was a 50 cent pop from this really nice lady who I chatted with for sometime! Then we walked back to the van and went home, so we took the scenic route and I took some pictures of the brand new windmills that are about five miles away from our house! There are so many of them its crazy and to think we are going to have to be looking at them for a very long time!
Lesson learned for today is, do not take parking instructions from a six year old!       Lisa

Monday, September 14, 2009

Small Town Fun!

This past weekend the very small town that we live outside of had a festival on Saturday. They had a parade, circus and some rides, it wasn't very big but hey it gave us something to do! All of the rides for the kids to ride on were free for anyone that came, they even had an elephant that you could ride on! We were in the parade in the afternoon, in the photo below you can see Chad, Jacob and I riding on the small tractor pulling (or so it looks) the Semi that Chads dad is driving and his grandfather is riding in the cab! On the trailer they put all red international tractors on and the kids rode on the back with my mother-in-law and Chads good friend, throwing candy to everyone.  
Jacob got to ride on a carousel for the very first time! (he doesn't get out much!)
They even had a mechanical bull that the kids could ride on so Kyle and Lindsey gave it a try! Lots of redneck fun I tell ya! Can you see the elephant in the back ground! (Just for the record Lindsey did stay on the bull longer than Kyle by about 20 seconds!) 
Jacob enjoyed watching all the crazy kids ride on the mechanical bull! 
And then that evening they had fireworks!!! (Which Jacob loved watching!)
Overall it was a fun day for all of us, the kids enjoyed seeing most of their friends from school and it was nice to see everyone from the town come together for this event!    Lisa

Friday, September 11, 2009

Foto Find Friday!

Angie from Angelica Grace Designs is hosting Foto Find Friday on her blog and the theme for this week is hats! I found just the right pictures of Lindsey and I wearing our new Pink John Deere hats this summer when we drove all the way to Moline Illinois. Wow, Lindsey doesn't look to thrilled in the photo below! (She must have been tired, getting her picture taken with a bunch of tractors is hard work!)
I also found the one below with Chad and Lindsey wearing their John Deere hats, Chads of course isn't pink, so its just not that cute! (I think Lindsey is being mother hen to Jacob below, that's why he looks so upset, you would think the poor boy would be used to that by now!)
I hoped you enjoyed our hats, now swing on over to Angie's blog to see even more hats! Thank you to Angie for doing Foto Find Friday again, its been fun!!!   Lisa