I am convinced my children are the luckiest kids alive. They have the coolest grand parents.
One set lives in ultra cool California, has multiple cats to chase, a backyard pool, and endless shopping trips for little prizes.
The other set live only a couple hours North, on 10 acres, with 4 horses, 2 cows, a really cool dog (yes the one we borrow on occasion), and have a pantry and freezer full of refined sugar galore!
It was Grandma and Grandpa Miller this weekend who threw their annual "Full Circle Ranch Rodeo." This is something I only could have dreamed of as a kid. It was complete with...
Panning for Gold...(this actually kept Ellery occupied for almost 2 hours!) As my mom watched Ellery do this I think I heard her tell the story of "You know one of Rebecca's teachers once told me she works hard but she sure plays hard too..." at least 3 times to different random people.
She amassed quite the treasure!
Here we have a bunch of cow pokes vying for the "Best Belt Buckle" prize. I still don't understand why Ellery's sparkly princess belt didn't win!
And of course, the pony rides. Millie was Callista's favorite.
Note to self...be a really cool grandma when it comes time...
t h e m a y f i l e s is foremost a family blog, chronicling everyday life. Life including natural, healthy eating (with recipes thrown in at random), home educating (with ideas popping up sporadically), an attempt to homestead on .2 acres (with very meager yields), raising 3 of 4 children with a rare genetic disorder, and lots of highly personal family triumphs and failures. You may also find an eclectic array of musings on politics, exercise, sewing, emergency preparedness, backyard chickens, and religion. This blog isn't a campaign to glorify anyone or anything. Just simply a record.