I was trying to decide if I should count today as the first day, or tomorrow…I decided today, because it was the first day we were all there 🙂
Today was our annual family reunion with the Smith-Taylor family…Mommy’s side of the family 🙂 I get to be in charge of putting together fun stuff for the kids, which is always enjoyable 🙂
This little girl, Brooklyn, is adorable 🙂 When they showed up, she came running over to me, gave me a big hug, and said, “I came BACK! I love coming here!” #meltmyheart
Leah drew this on one of the tablets we have out for the kids to color on 🙂
As soon as we got back from the reunion, it was time to leave for the fair. The llama club has a carry-in dinner on Sunday night, so we went there first 🙂 Mommy was up at the goat barn, announcing for the specialty goat show (our goats will be shown tomorrow in the dairy category).
After we ate, everyone (except Mommy, since she was still announcing) went up to see what they got on their projects. We usually like to do this together…and the 4-Hers try to wait until Sunday night to find out if they got Grand Champion on any of their projects 🙂
Isaiah entered a colored pencil drawing into open class (since he’s not old enough to be in 4H yet). He won grand champion! He is so happy, as you can tell 😀
Cassia and I competed in salsa. I hadn’t looked at it yet when Cassia came up to me and scowled and said, “Your salsa!” Lol! So I went and looked, and sure enough…I beat her! 😀 Hers is the top right jar, and mine is the bottom middle jar. If you can’t tell…we kind of have fun competing against each other.
All of the lovely cakes…see Bekah’s? 🙂
I had my FIRST milkshake of the week! 😀
Here’s the tally sheet that we have taped up in the tack box to keep track 😀 Before we left, I counted up 21 milkshakes. That is just from being there yesterday and today 😀
I shall try to remember what everyone got on their projects…I’ll update it later because I’m sure the girls will let me know which ones I missed!
Grand champion: sewing (remember her dress? 🙂 ), and on her gluten-free brownies and frozen casserole (Foods-Baked and Foods-Preserved)
Reserve grand champion: photography
Grand champion: rhubarb pie (Foods-Baked), sewing, and her photography
Reserve grand champion: canned chili (Foods-Preserved)
Grand champion: for her spaghetti sauce and her genealogy project
Grand champion: frozen strawberries (Foods-Preserved), and the apron he sewed 🙂 (I’m so proud of a little brother who sews so well! Maybe he might not always do sewing, but I think it’s great that he’ll have the basic know-how to do it!)
Reserve grand champion: cake decorating
Here’s a short description of the ribbon placings.
First, the judge will decide if you get one of the following:
White-3rd place Red-2nd place Blue-1st place Blue Honor-considered for Grand or Reserve Champion
Each project is divided into grade level divisions, so that each grade level competes against each other and a 3rd grader isn’t competing against a 10th grader. If everyone in a grade-level does a good job on their project, they can all get a blue ribbon, or a blue-honor, but there is only one champion and reserve champion per division.
Grand Champion: 1st place over their grade level/division
Reserve Champion: 2nd place over their grade level/division
I am soooooo tired!
See you tomorrow 😀
P.S. How many milkshakes do you suppose we’ll eat this week?!
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