Sunday, April 5, 2009

Big News-GAP MERGES WITH JOHN DEERE!

I will be the first to admit my family is a little "off".

It did alarm yet not surprise me as we drove into the parking lot of my Aunts 70th surprise party to see this....... My 64 year old uncle wearing a PRAIRIE HAT. Despite the "NONSENSE" we went ahead and parked the car.It was such a blessing to be with so many of the people I love all at once! We celebrated 5 special birthdays. My uncles, My Mom's, My 2 Cousins and My Aunt's 70th.Me with my brother and Barb!My darling niece with My My.One of the highlights for me BESIDES being with those I love was these.....
Peanut butter and jelly cupcakes with peanut butter frosting-the bomb!Then there was the big belly contest. I think the pregnant girl lost to her dad and my dad.Then there was the "CUZIN" photo shoot-LOVE IT!Then there were these 6 monkeys hanging around...
Then there was an OWIE to AW-Bells sweet knee which my Aunt promptly bandaged-she carries bandaids in her purse-so sweet. The six littles were all super good during dinner and since we WERE in "THE BIG CITY", we had some must needed SHOPPING to attend to. After putting MyMy's white sandals on that morning & noticing her toes were hanging over the edge-that was the priority.
SO began the HUNT FOR WHITE SANDALS FOR MY MY. I went to all the stores in the mall while THE CAPTAIN kept the 6 littles entertained in the play area. I found sandals (and many more un-needed purchases) at the last store-yay!
All was well and we promised them one last ride on the escalator (cause that's what us country folk do fer fun) & headed to the car. See the Captain standing at the bottom? Doesn't he look hot holding that Gap bag? I love the way his bag matches his cowboy boots and wranglers.
We got in the car and THATS WHEN IT HIT-Wy Wy-completely losing his mind with a constant scream. He had APPARENTLY seen some JOHN DEERE sandals (he thinks ANYTHING green or yellow is JD) in The Gap and was in a terrible state because we did not purchase these for him-problem was, we never knew they existed. He screamed for a good mile past the mall when THE CAPTAIN whipped a U E (uturn peeps). What a good daddy.
I ran my rear into The Gap in search of those sandals and there they were... John Deere green & $5.99. When I got back in the party bus-his PIGGYS were a danglin! Just dying to put those babies on. Do you noticed the GLAZED look he has-almost as if JOHN DEERE GREEN is his drug. It was only 35 degrees here today or he would have worn em' to church this morning.Here's the little farmer all decked out today after church in his new shirt & the John Deere yellow plastic bandaid from a Dr. kit he's been wearing for 5 days! His lunchtime prayer was precious. He prayed for the big truck, the combine, the big tractor and the little tractor and of course THE HEADER. He is a trip!
This may be our last photo as a family of 9 (the oldest not pictured). Only 4 more days til' our 17 baby chicks join our crazy nest.
I will be VENTING about adoption soon-just don't have the energy tonight-this post WORE ME OUT!

18 comments:

Amanda said...

I love the sandals:) He does have a good daddy! (AND mommy) He is such a cutie!!

Joyful Mom said...

Oh my goodness, you funny country girl---riding the escalator JUST for fun :) ???? You are seriously deprived :)

Love the sandals and loved even more the fact that daddy went back for them.

Trusting that you are doing okay and that God is speaking loud and clear to your heart, sweet friend.

Transformed said...

Love ALL the photos. Family is awesome. I sure miss mine. Following the Lord....I have learned to give it all over to Him. Praying for you in your next step. I look forward to where HE leads you guys. Keep your eyes on eternity.

Mandi said...

This story makes me happy. I LOVE that the Captain whipped that party bus around just to satisfy his little boy's need for some John Deere green sandals!!! SO SWEET!!!

You are looking good, my friend! That skirt and jacket in the last pic are super cute.

Andrea said...

What a wonderful party, and shopping day had by all. I too was loving your skirt and jacket out fit! So cute!
uh oh, sorry you are needing to vent about the adoption. I will say a little prayer! ;o)
Blessings
Andrea

Staci said...

beautiful family.

trina said...

oh my goodness. I have family who would fit right in with yours. Funny. Too funny. Loving the JOhn Deere pic. Too cute.

bearhugs2u said...

Thanks for "recording" events of our special day! It is a beautiful memory now...and thank you for being a part of it. Love little guy's new green shoes! Doesn't take much to make him happy!

Spike and Tuna Jones said...

love love this post! reminds me of my family gatherings in KY. the family photo is great. hang that one on a wall somewhere. i am on pins and needles about the adoptions story coming soon... please don't wait too long.

Pink Slippers said...

Silly, funny and precious post.

Hey, I posted a family picture of my group too. All 8 of us.

Wendy

Jen said...

Oh what fun!

MyLinda said...

Sounds like you had a fun family time. I wonder if it's just us KS folks that call it going to "the big city" hehe! We have to ride the escalator at least a half dozen times each time we see one!

Tessa said...

The title of this post definitely had me intrigued! It cracks me up that Wy Wy did not say anything about the sandals until he got in the van! I am just thankful for you that they were only $5.99! The look on his face is priceless! He is too cute ...

Midwest Mommy said...

lol, I love the belly contest!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

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Jen said...

I got a kick out of the photo of your uncle with the prairie hat AND the "pregnant" bellies. I could totally see those things happening in my family, too.

Brandie said...

but you seem to have fun and I love your blog..you can't be too far off I thought my family was way out there as well :)

wife.mom.nurse said...

Wow, that is quite a post, tons of fun and great pix ")