Thursday, August 15, 2013

serious business

It's that time of year when we're up to our eyeballs in all things lamb related.  It feels that way, anyway.  Ryenne's lamb is a monster.  HUGE!  So in addition to his Weight Watchers program, the girls are walking them once a day.  Last weekend Ryenne thought it would be smart to tie him up behind the 4-wheeler so she could get him up to a good trot.  You know, make him sweat a little.  Well, that didn't work so hot.  He would dig in his heels (?) and practically sit on his behind.  Thinking it probably wasn't too good to drag him down the road, Ryenne resorted to yelling, pushing, and finally- giving up.  She's been walking him the old fashioned way ever since.

Anyway, I came across these pictures today that I had taken back in June.  Often, the girls go help Grandma and Grandpa when there are shots, etc to be given.  (I say etc. because I really have no idea what they do.  All I know is that is takes quite a while and they come back awfully smelly when it is all said and done.)  They love it when their cousins are there to help too.  This day happened to be one of those extra fun days.

This particular day they happened to be vaccinating the lambs.  After a lamb had been through the drill, one of the girls was supposed to mark him to keep track of things.  As much as grandma tried to encourage a simple marking system (ie: a quick line on the back), the girls were way too creative for that.  I laughed at all the smiley faces.

Of course, they had to mark Grandma's behind too.  It was way too tempting.  Funniest part was that she didn't even know what they'd been up to.  Who doesn't need a smiley face on their behind?  Happy, happy, happy.

To top off the fun, Uncle Shawn's friend Nigel was visiting from Australia and came to see what all the ruckus was about.  The older cousins just might have been a little giddy about meeting a real Australian.  He was chatting with all of them and I could see the girls holding their ipods on their laps in an awkward sort of way.  It took me a few minutes to realize that they were recording him so they could show their friends his awesome accent!   I think "Uncle Nigel" got a few new facebook friends that day! 

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