Yesterday, we headed over to the Sheepdog trials that were being held at a local historic site. It was our first year going and I think the boys were a little unsure as to whether or not they would have a good time, not really understanding what a sheepdog trial was exactly. Well, we ended up having the best time! Parker especially was interested in watching the border collies herd the sheep through the course. I think he could have watched them for at least an hour. They also had some other events going on demonstrating the different types of activities you could participate in with your dog. Our favorites were the dockdog jumps and flyball. It was a dog friendly event so there were lots and lots of doggies there to love on as well. I must say, it did feel a bit odd not having one of our own. Perhaps next year we will :-) And because it was held at a historic site, they also had open hearth cooking in a replica cabin as well as a blacksmith on hand. This was the boys second favorite "event" of the day. I suppose anything to do with fire is pretty cool in their eyes.
We also had our family Martinmas celebration yesterday. We kept it simple...warm meal and then the lantern walk around the neighborhood. Our lanterns turned out great and were a lot of fun to make! MaKenna is still carrying hers around today, sweet girl.
Today, Daddy is away on a business trip and the big boys are at a birthday party for the afternoon. So it is just the "little" kids and I. It always feels a bit strange when family members are missing. We already ran a few errands, had some lunch and I can hear them painting as I type this up. Hopefully, we will also get to a bit of yard work and a bit of baking before the big guys come home with their friends for a sleepover!