That pretty much sums up the past few days.
Thursday, Charlie and Maddie, the Baldwin's grandkids, came and visited for a few hours. Although it was a rainy afternoon, we had fun playing Wii and Xbox. Nothing like some good old electronic entertainment.
Friday Tate came to stay with us. He'll be here for a couple days while his dad recuperates from back surgery.
Friday night was the annual Corn Carnival Parade in Gladbrook. The kids came home with bags upon bags of candy. I have already banned them from it, not because I fear mouthfuls of cavities, but because I'm fed up with finding candy wrappers all over the house. Enough is enough!
This morning we went to the children's games at the Corn Carnival. Jackson won first prize in the Basketball Shoot, Tate won third place in his age division in the Basketball Shoot, and Naomi won fourth place in the Corn Cob Throw. Chase participated in the Basketball Shoot, but couldn't hit the broad side of a barn :) Katie was the returning champion in the Corn Cob Throw, but alas, she had to move up a division and participate against 6 year olds this year, so she didn't place. Colton participated in the Corn Cob Throw, and made his debut in the Greasy Pig Contest. He was one of three boys that had a grip on the pig, but he was nice, polite little boy, not a pushy, shovey boy, so he didn't come away with the win.
Alex, Jack, Chase, Bryce and Tate went to the matinee of the Indiana Jones movie. They were a bit disappointed in it. They are heading out in a few minutes to go see Prince Caspian. Gotta love those $.99 movie theaters!
"The blessing of the Lord makes one rich, and He adds no sorrow with it." Proverbs 10:22