Saturday, May 16, 2009

CHAPS 101!

Twas a chilly day on the farm.... TOO WET to plant the remaining soybeans.
So, The Captain and I rounded up 2 last minute bbsitters and decided to get on the HOG and RIDE! With a high of 65 degrees...it was a day when I needed these...MY LEATHERS PEEPS.

In my life PRE-CAPTAIN, I would have NEVER imagined or FATHOMED myself ever owning a pair of chaps. In fact, I would have been down right REPULSED at the suggestion. BUT, the CAPTAIN has a power over me like no other.

These PUPS are NOT the easiest to get in either. Thank GOD for my large family or I never would get em on.

For me, THIGH EXTENSION CHAPS ARE A MUST. Larger thighs inherited at birth. Aren't they groovy? Sits right on the inner thigh for thigh breathation.You must unzip and unsnap both sides before you pour yourself into them.
Notice WYWY's winter gloves? HAD THOSE ON for 3 days now-oh the stank!
WyWy's thought: "IS MAMA EVER GONNA SQUEEZE IN THOSE BAD BOYS?"Time to sit down, suck it in and try to zip up the legs....."you can do it MAMA!"How many kids does it take to get mommy into these? "How are we gonna do this guys?"Thanks to Bean's help-MISSION ACCOMPLISHED! (notice Bit But?)
Last step, get boots on, earplugs in, helmet, shades, gloves & jacket on.
Motorcycle NECESSITIES-In my jacket-IPOD, clinique lipgloss, cash, gum, camera, ibuprofen & cell phone.

We had a nice ride. It was a benefit poker run for Tyler Rieth a 5 year old boy who aspirated and died. The money raised will go to 2 other area children with heart problems. You stop at several places and each one you get a card to add to your poker hand. Best and worst hands win money. We only went to 3 stops before we felt the pull of the six littles.

We met a VERY KIND lady named "DO DA" YES, that is her name. Both her body & Her bike were colorfully decorated with flowers & hearts and a scarf. She was so welcoming. We knew noone else on the ride except for meeting her.

THEN, we ran into our VERY FIRST SOCIAL worker at the first stop-Tyler was her cousin. We reminised about the DAY SHE DELIVERED 2 DAY OLD MY MY to our house-her first foster baby delivery ever and our first foster baby to be received.
We stopped by Dollar General on our way home and got each of the 6 littles a "treasure." SIX BUCKS WELL SPENT!
It was just enough time away to reconnect with The Captain.
I'm STILL SMILING at the thought of cuddling on the bike with The CAPTAIN!

24 comments:

PamperingBeki said...

Girl, NO ONE would every see me wiggle into a pair of chaps. Let alone post photos of it on my blog! You're a brave woman.

And you look awesome!!

I laughed at the glove thing. That's such a kid thing to do.

Beth in NC said...

Oh girl. Well, for one -- you'd never catch me on a motorcycle on the highway. I like some metal around me. Ha. Second, there is NO WAY I could have enough extensions to get my thighs in leather!

You were looking great in them.

Midwest Mommy said...

You guys are so cute! Next time bring a camera on the trip I would have loved to see what Do Da looked like :-)

Hope said...

So funny! You look cute!

Bobbie-Jo said...

Those are awesome! At first I thought you meant cowboy chaps ... been a long time since I had a pair of those on ...

Pink Slippers said...

Cute to see all the little ones with you. Wanting to be next to Mommy.
Wendy

John Deere Mom said...

You are smokin' in those chaps! My thigh extensions would be bigger than the chaps themselves, I'm afraid! Glad you got some alone time with The Captain. It has been too wet to plant here. We have only been in the fields ONE day. Let's just say the men around here are a little nervous.

Jennifer Juniper said...

I could just imagine I'd be sweating and out of breath by the end of that ordeal! But you got 'em on, you biker mama :)

What a good cause that ride was for. The dollar store can buy lots of love after you leave little ones with a sitter!

Rob and Morgan said...

sounds like a blast!

Trinity Mommy said...

Woo Hoo another biker mom :)

Tessa said...

You are just too cool! I love the step-by-step instructions. You are looking good girl!

quilt'n mama said...

Sounds like you had a blast! Glad you had lots of little helpers, that's what I would need:)
Blessings,
Gayly

Joyful Mom said...

That s classic! You POUR yourself into those things????? Toooo funny. I must say though--they look great when they're eventually on, I guess it's just to GET them on that's the mission :)

Glad you got time with the one you love.

Sarah Dawn said...

A real life story that brought a smile to my night. Thanks for braving it and sharing it with us.

Blessings from Costa Rica,
Sarah Dawn

Andrea said...

You are too cool for words. ;o)

Cheryl said...

I rode on a motorcycle with my husband once and I will NEVER do it again. He scared the bejeebers out of me! You look awesome in your chaps and black bandana. And I love that the kids helped ya get in them...how cute! :o)

Oatsvall Team said...

you go HOT MAMA ... what fun and the pictures said it all ... NO PAIN NO GAIN ... hee hee

limegreenmodern said...

I was so laughing at all the pics and the kids gathered around...that thigh extension part would be key for me too! :-)

THE Stephanie said...

How fun! And I bet the Captain thought you looked so HOT!!

Mary Ellen said...

You look great in chaps - and I totally loved the blow-by-blow about getting them on. I've always wondered how that was done. I guess I'll never be able to do it, since I don't have all the little helpers!

Kacey R. said...

That is too good. Well done with the chaps sassy mama! Glad you enjoyed your time with the Captain.

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

look at you !! awesome! I would so need those thigh extenders too!!

Jess said...

I haven't ever been on one... and I have no desire to but I might for a good cause like that! LOL! :)

Glad you enjoyed your ride.

isaiahsmom said...

Laughing so hard...although I can't believe you said you would never have worn those before...you sure about that???