Thursday, August 30, 2007
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Sunday, August 26, 2007
On Friday we all went to the Kentucky State Fair. As expected it was huge. We were there from 9am till 4pm and still missed out on so much. We started out watching the World Horse Championships in the arena which was fun and then went outside to watch all the different shows they had going on. It was a mission just to stay hydrated it was so hot; over 40 degrees celsius. Despite the uncomfortable heat we still had a fantastic day and enjoyed our first American state fair.
Some of the inside displays were pretty good. There was so much to see that I don't think we even saw half of it.
There was heaps of livestock to see. Pigs, baby chickens, cattle and sheep.
A sheep having a careful haircut for judging.
A lovely brotherly moment.
Matthew liked the army tanks.
Rachel and Joel both HAD to do the rock climbing. A favourite past time of theirs that has been nurtured by Aunty Nicola.
This was a tiger show and this guy is in an enclosure with 8 tigers. It totally stressed me out. There was also an alligator show which was just as stressful. The two men running it were joking about getting into the pool and wrestling the alligator. Next thing we knew one of them was in there, wrestling the alligator. Children in the audience were screaming.
All the children had one ride each. The fair included Kentucky Kingdom, a huge amusement park, so the rides were pretty good. Anna-Marie was the only one who had been there prior and she talked Mark into going on the 'Road Runner'. It was fun listening to him scream around every corner. In a manly way, of course.
Later that evening we dragged our tired bodies to the Seminary's Fall Festival. We went because it was so much fun last year and we are glad we did. This year it was even bigger and better.
Saturday, August 18, 2007
Friday, August 17, 2007
On August 3rd Mark turned 41. It has been an exciting month for him so far with his first opportunity to preach at Immanuel Baptist Church where we fellowship and now with classes under way.
This is a link to a video of of us playing the chocolate game. His friends didn't seem to take long to get into the action and our children seem to be following his example. You may also be interested to know that Mark was the winner of a recent table tennis (ping pong for any Americans) competition and has quite a reputation at seminary for his skills.
Tuesday, August 07, 2007
Through the library reading programme that all the children did we received free tickets to a Louisville Bats Game. It was a true American experience and a neat family night out. We were very impressed but Mark is certain that he still prefers cricket.
Sunday, August 05, 2007
Something I love about Louisville is the Teacher Appreciation Days that they have at the local museums which include homeschoolers. We went to one at the Frazier History Museum which is really all about the different wars fought and the weaponry used. We watched some dramatised fights and learnt about different swords. They also had a fun display on dragons.