Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Daddy's Softball Game

Don has been playing softball for a Cooley team and we haven't been able to make it to a game until tonight. Of course, it was the last night and it was pretty hot, but Rainah had fun watching and running after a few dogs some of the players brought with them.
Again, she loved the dirt and was a HUGE mess by the time we left. She even felt the need to eat some at one point... that wasn't pretty. We got home and as I took off her shoes, dirt poured out of it. Needless to say, it was straight to the bath with her!
We're glad we finally got to see him play!

Monday, July 28, 2008

A Morning at the Park

This morning we met up with my MOPS small group to let the kids play at a nearby park. It was really nice to see everyone (we don't meet during the summer) and the kids all had a fun time; it's amazing how much they are all changing and growing.
Here are some photos of the fun!




Genevieve helping Leah


Chloe, Sara, and little (okay, not so little) Ollie

Rainah just making sure everyone knows mommy is there

Friday, July 25, 2008

Ionia Free Fair (Where Nothing We Did Was Free)

Don took today off and we decided to go check out the Ionia Free Fair, figuring that there would be something fun for Rainah to do.
We got there and had to pay $6 for parking... not free.
We probably go there around 11:30 and none of the rides were running. We finally figured out that they started at 1:00, so we roamed around a bit.
There was a petting zoo (which actually was free, though we had to pay for the carrots) where Rainah got to feed some animals including a yak, zebu, goats, sheep, scottish highlanders, and some others that I can remember the names of.

Yeah, this animal is chewing on her arm!

We walked around some more and finally at 1:00 we *bought* (again... not free) some tickets for a few rides. She didn't meet the height requirement for most of them, but I could go on the elephant ride with her.

She didn't seem too impressed!

Then she had fun in one of her favs... the bounce house.

We'll have to go back next year when she's tall enough for more rides, but now we know what to expect.