this past weekend (or maybe it was two weekends ago!) jay jumped into the beginnings of one of our major renovations: adding a bathroom upstairs. it'd probably be nice if i finished our new home tour so you'd have some context for what i'm talking about, but...i've been a bit lazy lately!
here jay is taking down a little part of wall just to the left of the top of the staircase. this will eventually be the door into diesel's room. but for now it's just a big hole which the kids love going in and out of, of course!
the reason i've been lazy? country life suits me just fine! it's so quiet and peaceful out here that i've just kind of been basking in the silence. really enjoying my kids and my surroundings. it's been lovely.
over labor day weekend we joined some brave folks and hit up mule days. the family went friday night and i took the kids back saturday morning while jay tore through that wall. it was SO hot!!! but it was a lot of fun.
another event was the chicken scramble. this consisted of all the little kids getting into the arena and chasing chickens. whoever caught a chicken got a coupon for free ice cream. the kids were SO excited, but it kind of ended with tragedy.
you see lula was trying to help diesel, holding his hand and urging him on. so she was running full speed when she head butted another kid running full speed! the other kid went down and lula kept running for a minute until her head started throbbing and she left the arena sobbing!
poor little d was left out there all alone with those big kids wondering why he couldn't find any chickens! jay had to go in and get him. he had no idea what was going on! and the rest of the night he had his bottom lip out pouting while saying, "i want a chicken!" i think he thought everybody got to take one home!