Sunday, September 5, 2010

Show’en Birthday style

My baby’s first show of the season, Miss Danc’en Dancers first show ever and Autumn’s 9th birthday. OH MY GODNESS. Seriously though.  9.  Who decided that?  I never signed on for old kids. Just babies and toddlers.

Look at the girl:

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Maybe not those


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There:  See how old she looks?  And beautiful.  (I really was hoping by the time she was a teenager, she would be ugly and no boys would ever be interested.  Shoot!

154This was Cracker Barrel for Autumns 9th (NINTH) birthday dinner.  We were 5 hours from home this particular day.  We made her skip that Friday (her birthday) and we headed out.  We got there in just enough time to unload the goats and get dinner.  We did gifts in the hotel in our p.j’s

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When your NINE, all you want is clothes, jewelry and nail polish.  Where is my little girl that wants baby dolls and baby doll stuff?028 035034


The next day we showed

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We did good, Billy placed 5th out of 18.  Willy placed closer to the bottom.  He had some minor emergency surgery about an hour before the show though.

The show was also the county fair so we “HAD” to go get corny dogs and cotton candy for dinner.

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Our “policy” is no riding rides that get taken down and then put back together on a regular basis.  But in this case and because we were tired of the begging, we caved and let them ride one ride.  (Cost us 20 bucks)  Autumn was terrified and did not smile one time.  The other 2 had their hands in the air like it was some kind of roller coaster ride.

Next day was the second show when we showed dancer.  She did really well!

Autumn is so much like her Dad:


Joshua’s family drove the 5 hours to come and see Autumn show!  We also wanted Lynsey to show Blue Eye’s for us. (Yes the goat really has blue eyes.)


Joshua’s last minute pep talk!  She looks as though she really cares….


While Autumn shows, her Dad nervously waits and offers advise via hand signals that no one but him understands while my other kids embarras me:

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See my baby showing?

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She did well: (Not sure if this ribbon was from the first or second show of the day, but we did not do very well with the first judge and did really well with the second one.  It’s all a matter of opinion.  Don’t get me started.


There was just a little bit of time left before we headed home.  So the girls went though the petting zoo.  (As if our home does not fit that criteria.)  Although we don’t have deer or a miniature Yak.  Should anyone reading ever come across a miniature Yak, please give me a call.  I’d like one for the home. (Annsley wanted to feed all the animals some cotton candy…

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The Yak:


Annsley would get so mad if a goat came over to eat some of the food in her little cup.  No way was she feeding something that she already had at home and could feed anytime!  Her words!213  Fun Trip!  Then end.


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