Not to overwhelm you with pictures, but these pictures all did occur on the same day. It was a good day.
And a lot of these pictures are courtesy of Geoff and Jocelyn. But I am not going to go through and label each one. But know they took a lot of the nice ones.
Columbine by the back step. A good way to start the day.
Picnic breakfast under the tree. This looks idyllic, but actually the kids were hooting and hollering around in the house and I didn't want to wake everyone, so after telling them 10 times to be quiet, I gave up and decided to picnic.
The kids loved the rose bushes. They had a secret hiding spot back behind the rose bushes.
Orianna put up signs for their secret spot. One said "No smoking" one said "No kissing." At least we got the important things clear.
Poppa showing Aislyn how to do it
Loy helping Gilbert
Love this picture.
Elsie being goofy
And Aislyn had to do it too
Loyzer girl and her puppies
Larissa and Orianna
Brylan and Gilbert
Rissy helping Gilbert.
We had a birthday day, with birthday presents for everyone from Poppa and Dawna and Jerad and Mandy
Orianna got a new cowgirl hat. So terribly pleased.
Elsie laughing at Fido
Brylan telling something or asking something. He even involves his foot. What a kid!
Aunt Jocelyn imparting knowledge
Orianna took some pictures. This one is sort of cool.
And this one is very nice
A roping dummy
Gilbert was tuckered out
Moving cows to the corral
Love this picture of Mick and Justin
Then we all walked up to the corrals to watch them brand and innoculate the two late calves
Roping the calf
He was hard to throw. It took Justin and Jerad to do it.
The watching crew
Justin holding the next calf
It looks dead, but it isn't.
I know, I took a lot of pictures of Orianna this day. She was cute in her new hat!
Those Cotten boys
That's my cowboy
Love this picture
Jocelyn and Geoff
Justin having a cowboy moment
Mandy and Jerad waiting
Geoff and Aislyn
Mick yakking on the phone
On the way down from the corrals
Fence and grass
Grandma Dawna letting Brylan drive
Larissa and Orianna pushed Elsie home
Roses on the table
Bringing the horses home
Letting the horses eat, unsaddled
A watusi cattle. And no, I don't know how to spell it.
They have huge horns. Their necks must be all muscle.
The horn base is gigantic.
Then Poppa took the kids for horse rides.
Jerad and Aislyn
Poppa admiring his grand-daughter.
Aislyn's foot. Isn't this an awesome picture? I know Jocelyn took this one.
Jerad and Elsie.
A very tired little cowboy was roused out of bed to come see the horse riding.
Isn't he cute?
Then Jerad took Mandy on a ride and had her wave at us all too.
Kids in sunlight. Cooking up a play for us
It was a variation of Hansel and Gretel.
Gilbert and Aislyn had no scripted part. They were the comic relief
Mandy danced with Fido during intermission.
Birthday cake for Orianna and Elsie
Elsie all caked out.