Friday, July 29, 2016

Little Entrepreneurs

Scout is always dreaming up something she can make and sell.  Her first choice is to be a fine artist and she regularly finds pieces of wood and paints them up.  I always tell her to make something that people really need or can use up.  

She always begs to do a lemonade stand.  If you are like me, the whole idea is just kind of ehh....... So for some odd reason, must of been feeling pretty laid back, I let her and Carly attempt the lemonade thing.

These four whipped up homemade cookies for their lemonade stand.  Of course, I am the one that stayed in the kitchen baking them.  Oh well, they did put lots of work into their stand.  

Ranger is shall we say, a hands-on kind of guy!  It's mostly a full-time job keeping his hands out of everything.
 The sweetest thing.......the girls get all set up and wait for their first customer.  Not long until this work pick-up goes by.  I see him go on past, but then turn around and come back.   Tyler Bridges was their first customer.
They made $9 each for just a couple of hours.  It helps greatly when your Dad and Grandpa stop by.  

Um, I guess this is considered a perk of living in a tiny town and right on the highway!

I say next year we increase a garden a bit and sell produce!

Monday, July 18, 2016

Scout is 8!

Happy 8th Birthday Scoutie!!  

I honestly can't believe that our girl is already 8!  The other day I saw someone post about their kiddo having spent half of her time with them already.  Ugh!  I'm not ready for my kids getting bigger, but I'm thankful that they are healthy and growing.

This year I had a dainty little girls only party in mind.  Turns out that what Scout really wanted was a feedyard party.  I was thinking oh goody I won't have to clean my house so much.  Uh, it is much easier to clean that to drag everything that you need for a party up to the feedyard.  

The girl made her own "s'more" party favors.  I typed up a little card and she and her brothers put them together with a little help from their Gigi.

These two guys are big pals.  It might have to do with Trail always giving him coke, candy, brownie.....any type of sugar!
 So like I was just saying....... When there is a coke (or even Ginger Ale) to be had, this is what you will see.  His face will be attached!  ha ha
 Scout got her 1st sewing machine which we are both super excited about.  Of course our summer has been a little busy and we haven't cracked it out just yet, but we are hoping for a visit from Granny Great soon.  I think it will be so special for her Great Grandma to teach her to sew.
 I present to you the Townsend grandsons.  
Pake Adams(17), Reno Smith(5), Ranger Smith(1), Trail Townsend and Tate Adams(14)
 The birthday girl made it to the top of the rope.
 She pretty well made her own dream catchers.  We will be making a few changes and putting them in her room.
 I remember her Dad giving me a bad time about something, so he got the job of lighting the candles.  Yeah right.
 The 5 of us!

Ranger wasn't going to be left out of cupcakes and ice cream.  Thanks Papa for helping a little guy out!

There are pictures that I missed.  We played kick ball boys against girls.  Boys (as in Riley Smith) cheated, as usual.  I missed the expressions of a few astonished folks when we turned out the little pigs for the kids to chase.  I missed water fight pics.  Riley Smith gets a little carried away.  I'm certain you do not want to be in a water fight with him.  He doesn't get people wet.  He tries to drown them.  He will fuss that I've gone into such detail about this, claiming it isn't near as bad as I make it sound.  It is!  Instead of folks leaving and saying goodbye, they were running for their vehicles.  He was chasing them with a big orange water cooler full of water.  The mental picture is better than any photograph I could offer.  ha ha

Happy Birthday Scout Girl!!