Only three weeks until school starts.
Insert very sad face here.
We're living it up at the Farm Show this week.
(Our goat display at the Goat Tent)
We've got our pop up camper there this year. Not nearly as nice as the digs we had last year thanks to our generous friends, Courtney and Fred, but still much better than camping out in a tent.
These photos are from our camping trip to NY last week, but you get the gist. Our camper is really not all that bad - a few minor issues here and there in terms of worn canvas (the camper is almost 20 years old) but we have air conditioning, beds and we're not in a tent.
Here's the master bedroom. Can you believe that to the right, there used to be a shower? I have no idea how it worked as previous owners tore it out. If we decide to keep the camper, we're going to figure out a way to make a cabinet to store more stuff.
Which brings us to the Farm Show.
Maggie won Grand Champion with this goat.
Walker won Grand Champion for his goat Carmella.
He won first place in the pedal tractor pull. With all of these videos, please excuse my cheering and coughing.
Maggie put forth her best effort but didn't quite make it.
Walker did his best too, but another kid almost made 30 feet!
Erik even entered Whitaker in the contest for the "under 3" category. I think Whittie was the only child under three competing!
Today at the bike races, Willie was only required to pedal from the starting line to the first "jump." He not only did that, but pedaled right over the jump and around the rest of the track. Almost before any of the other contestants reached the jump.
Maggie tried really hard too but as you can see in the video, she got a little wobbly after the first turn and went from the top 3 to 4th place. I'm so proud of her for holding on and keeping her balance and finishing the race.
Finally, poor Walker was doing so great, but as he made the turn for the second lap, another kid came up from behind him and they collided. Walker slid across the track but his dad helped him and we all cheered him on to keep going. The embarasment of the crash made him more cautious and I think he had just enough of his mom in him that the embarrassment hurt him more than the wounds. I was so proud of him for getting back up and finishing the race. When it was all over, Willie (who totally knew he won his race) told Walker he would give Walker his gold medal since he was so brave.
Check back later to see if I manage to get Walker's video posted.