Tuesday, August 4, 2009

A boy and his horse


Today is the 2nd day of the county fair. Yesterday J showed his rabbits, and got a first in showmanship and a 3rd in his breed class. Long day yesterday! But today was even longer!


Today is the day he showed his horse. The judge was SO slow, one showmanship class took 45 minutes! Very slow! But he did really good and we are proud of him...

He showed in 3 classes, horsemanship, pleasure and reining. He received a third in Horsemanship (on the rider), a fifth in pleasure (on the horse) and a first in reining (a pattern type class). Reining is by far his favorite class and he was so tired he almost didn't show in it. We left home at about 8:00 and got home about 6:30. He did a great job and I am really proud of him and his efforts with his horse.

We have been busy this past week getting ready for fair, and practice every day. T is up to running about 6 miles a night and J is running about 5. Their first race is next Wednesday up in the Cleveland Metroparks and Rich is going to try to run it too!

We came home tonight and were talking to the neighbor when Rich said "Hey babe, here are some blackberries". They are growing along our tree line and we really just noticed them and they are just starting to produce so I went and picked some! Don't they look yummy:

Tomorrow I don't have to go to the fair so I am staying home and sewing! And I am very excited because I finally (after a year and a half) got a job! I will be starting next week at a local preschool teaching the 3 yr old class! I can't wait! Finally!!! So after this week I will be working everyday and I am sure I will enjoy it!

Hope everyone is having a great week!

11 comments:

Juliann said...

congrats on the job - I am a preschool director and I just hired a new teacher today! you can add teacher to your list on your side bar now.
and, I have been picking blackberries here this week - made a yummy sauce for our chicken the other night and then a sweet batch of sorbet - enjoy your sewing day

Zonnah said...

Grats to the new job :)

Terry said...

Congrats on the new job! The blackberries look delicious! I remember picking blackberries at fair time in the field behind my grandparents' house. I miss that.

Laura said...

Congrats on the new job! You must be so excited!

karenfae said...

congrats on the job! that must be exciting for you. Won't have as much time to quilt though!
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

linda said...

Congratulations on your new job! I haven't been to the fair yet, but the kids have. I was going to enter a quilt, but after I downloaded the form, it seems I'm not eligible because I make money at my craft. ;>( Have a great day! You were missed!

em's scrapbag said...

Congrats to J!!! Enjoy your day of sewing.

Granny Lyn said...

Oh, you are going to be so great with the kids! you have so much positive energy!!

Great job, J!!!

Marilyn R said...

Congrats on your new job! Our fair starts this weekend. Enjoy the blackberries!

Serena said...

Congratulations on your new job! Being with children is so rewarding! The fair sounds like fun but lots of work. We have a local fair every year. In high school most of my friends entered livestock etc. My mom use to enter her quilts. Those blackberries look delicious.

jacquie said...

great job j! that's a successful day at the fair! i remember the fair...it is sooo exhausting. congrats on the new job too. 3 year olds...that is going to be such fun!!!