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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!!

Warning: 
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!



Mmmmm....



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...

OH WAIT....




A welcome-back-to-the-farm
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!)

12 comments:

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

What sweet, sweet pictures and great memories, for you and me--I love Wall Drug!! :-)

Country Gal said...

Wonderful photos ! Looks like all had a great time. Happy 4th Birthday Domino ! Have a wonderful eve.

TexWisGirl said...

you can see the glee in her eyes. what great fun!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

What great pictures you got! Looks like the perfect birthday. We haven't been to the Black Hills in ages, but I love it there - so beautiful.

TJO said...

I remember our trip to the Black Hills with Tys, Grandma, Aunt Lisa and myself....oh what fun we had and all of the memories made! Many years later, thanks again. :)

Suzy said...

Sounds delish...glad you all had fun!!

Pam said...

All that sweet cuteness was the best part of my day, Thanks!

Hugs,
Pam

lisa said...

What adorable photographs these are Lisa!

Leckeres für Mensch und Katze - Goodies for a pleasant life said...

Lovely photos :)

Sharon said...

The corn wasn't all that was sweet! The girls are adorable! Looks like a wonderful time - just picking the corn! Wish I had some!

Sharon said...

The corn wasn't all that was sweet! The girls are adorable! Looks like a wonderful time - just picking the corn! Wish I had some!

barb said...

Happy birthday domino, September is the best month of the year!