Monday, August 25, 2008

Check. Check. Double Check.

We (Sam, Jake, and I) drove to Farmington on Wednesday, August 20th for Jake's patriarchal blessing. It was a lot of fun being with the boys and it was a beautiful drive. They were very impressed with the UM-F campus.

Yesterday I took Eden, Kait, Ezra, Moses, and Sean to the fair. My kids have really been looking forward to this all summer. Promising them a trip to this fair got me out of having to go to the Liberation Day carnival back home, so I was locked in. I'll try to post a couple of the pictures I took of them on rides when I get back home.

I had told Kait about entering flowers in the fair when I was a kid and so she went along the old railroad track bed and picked as many different wild flowers as she could find. She also included a pine tassel here and there when I told her that was the Maine State flower (we couldn't find many good cones at this time of year). From what she picked she made up 4 arrangements using assorted containers from around Grammie's and ended up winning 2 blue ribbons (1st place) and 2 red ribbons (2nd place). If you click on the photo above you can see one of her blue ribbon arrangements right in the center of the picture. (It's the one with Queen Anne's Lace and the jar it's in is sitting on the edge of the ribbon.)

I entered braided French bread from the same recipe that I entered before we moved to Mt. Desert all those years ago--I guess the judges still like French bread! I'm still not a carnival fan, but I'll admit that it was pretty fun to take the kids to a place where I had so much fun and excitement growing up. It marks the end of summer here in Dover--school starts Monday!


bob said...

congrats mum & kait!!

Mallory said...

Congrats you guys! That's awesome! Jake, I hope your blessing was a great experience.

Lee said...

I'm so glad you had the kids enter stuff. When I was little a neighbour (Mrs. Bradley) helped me enter flowers I grew in her front garden. It still is a good memory.

Looking at your past few posts makes me homesick. I'm going to stop now. sniff sniff

Maine Mom said...

I'm glad Jake was able to receive his patriarchal blessing. I'm sure that was a very special experience.

Congratulations on all the ribbons won at the fair!

ML said...

Thanks MM--I love getting your comments and checking on your blog!

I know what you mean Lee--it makes me feel homesick just knowing that I'm leaving in a few days!

Jakes blessing was a great experience--he's definitely one of the good guys.