Friday, May 8, 2009

Spring Planting and Spraying

This is Dad driving sprayer on one of Uncle Doug's farms. He has been doing most of the spraying again this year but every once in a while Mark and BJ fill in when needed.

This is BJ planting the Edel farm. He is really enjoying having the Cat tractor on the new John Deere planter. They have been able to get all their corn in, but it has been a little rainy so the bean planting is going a little slower. I sure enjoy having him home in the evenings on those rainy days even though it really prolongs the process. It will be nice when it is all done though too.

Happy 7th Birthday Gideon

Gideon wanted a Light Saber cake. Light Sabers are used in Star Wars so thank goodness for the internet we kind of had an idea of what to do. I don't know that anyone else knew what they were but Gideon did and he liked them, so that is all that matters. We had a good Sunday lunch and enjoyed family to celebrate his birthday. It is so hard to believe he is 7 years old. He is reading and spelling very well, he loves to ride his 4-wheeler, go fishing, and climb on the monkey bars at school. He is getting good at being responsible and has jobs that he does everyday for me and for Dad. He is a wonderful big brother that knows he is an example to his sister and brother and he usually takes that very seriously. We are so very proud of him!

Moriah and Alex's Prom

North Mahaska Prom
This is my beautiful little sister and her date Alex. Alex lives in New Sharon and today they went to his prom. She had her hair done, then did her own makeup at my house. I wish I would have gotten a picture of the back of her dress. It was a lace up and it was so pretty!! She also wore a pair of purple converse tennis shoes. It was so cute! She is growing up so much and I am so proud of her!

Mark was great and allowed BJ to borrow his trackhoe for a couple hours the other day. BJ had lots of fun and got all the ditches cleaned out, so now the water won't wash away the field driveway. It looks nice, but the ditch is quite a bit deeper now.