Thursday, September 8, 2011
Turning 4 in the Black Hills of South Dakota
Labor Day weekend was a blast for all of us,
but turning 4 in the beautiful Black Hills was extra special!
Our girls arrived at the farm Friday evening,
the first thing Domino wanted to do was pick corn!!
this post has a lot of pictures!
If you don't want to see cute kids in the corn field, scroll quickly!
(Grandma just couldn't resist all the sweetness!)
Grandpa was taking it off the stalks...
Domino would run it back to the buckets....
Back and forth she went
having a gas!!
Grandpa would stop and count...
"we're taking this to the hills
to share with your cousins!" he tells her.
Domino thought her
sister should try it right now!
How many do we need Grandpa? All of it?
Zelda says, "you guys keep pickin', I'll be
right here eatin'!"
Pretty good stuff Grandpa!
REAL Good stuff!!
"are you sure our cousins like sweet corn?"
"cause I could just take care of this for them!"
We managed to get the corn picked and packed into coolers.
The next morning it was up early and off the the hills!
Zelda was the first one ready!
(and always the first one ready to get out also!)
First stop: Wall Drug!
It's a great place to be a real pioneer...
or a cowgirl!!
Donuts, lunch and souvenirs and it was
back in the truck till our destination!
We were all a little dismayed by how hard it
was to find the house we were all gathering at.
The hills are a maze of curvy hilly roads and it's
very easy to get lost!!
We found Borderland ranch, and all of us
fell in love with the house...big and little!!
It was set up for all sizes of guests and the kids
loved the playhouse...
Right next to the campfire pit...
a house just your size, filled with doll furniture and strollers
roasted marshmallows right outside your door!
What else could a 4 year old dream of?
Sunday was a full morning of fishing in Ditch Creek.
Dogs and kids got to dip their toes in the freezing cold creek bed!
It's been 10 years since Sall and his kids have been
to the Black Hills together! This trip was a dream come true
for all of them!
Fishing, campfires, reminiscing with family...
It just doesn't get any better...
Birthday Rootbeer Float!!
Happy Fourth Birthday Domino!
I bet you're going to remember this one!
Hope you all had
a Happy Labor Day!
(I'll post more pictures of
our fun destination real soon!)