Friday, July 15, 2016

Quick 5

This week was brought to you by Trader Joe's Organic Sriracha Ranch Dressing.

1. It was our favorite day of the whole summer: Cow Appreciation Day. Even the change in policy, from a full free meal to just a free entree didn't get us down. The kids got free meals. And we happily dressed as cows for our free salads. Last year we took the plunge and ordered Lee a full sized cow costume, which made things so much easier, not having to pin a bunch of spots on one person. I also cut all our spots and ears out of felt instead of construction paper, so now they are sitting in a bag just waiting for next year. No more cutting out spots for me! And the icing on the cake was having Apple Ben with us. He's always good for a laugh.
I wanted to get a picture of the girls looking at me, but Bria loved the cow so much she couldn't stop looking at him.
 2. Cow Appreciation Day was fun, but the girls really liked having Apple Ben come over for gummy bears after dinner. They also very much enjoyed being pelted with snowballs by him. And Alaina and Joya REALLY loved the dollar each that he gave them for cleaning up the living room when they were done.

3. For your viewing pleasure, here is Cow Appreciation Day through the years:


2012: Lee and I were in Alaska for Joe and Claire's wedding, so those pictures live with Grammy.

2013: The year we won a ton of Chick-fil-a in the picture contest

 4. Thanks to a brief bout of blueberry barf we missed the MOPS play date this week. But since everyone was recovered by Thursday, we did a make up day. The girls found a zip line at the park and a good time was had by all.
5. Alaina gets to spend today at Mini KICK Camp at church. She's normally the girl who likes to sleep in, but she was up at the crack of 6:16 this morning. Joya, Bria and I get to remember what it was like when Alaina went to school all day and it was just the three of us. It's going to be a long afternoon, I think.

Catch you next week! Unless the heat causes us to wilt away.

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