Monday, March 5, 2012

The Work is Completed and it’s Time for Fun!

With the patio pour complete, we had Saturday and Sunday for fun with the kids.  Logan wanted to go to a team roping event in Goodyear, so we headed that way in three vehicles.

Here are a few photos from the event.




There was no way we could convince Eric to sit on a horse by himself at first, so big brother Logan got on first to help him.


With Eric’s confidence built up a bit, Logan dismounted and left him on the horse by himself.  From left to right:  Eric on the horse, Butch just to the right of Eric’s hand, Logan, Gary, Peggy and me.


On Sunday, we headed to Picacho to Rooster Cogborn’s Ostrich Ranch.  Once again, Eric was a little scared of the animals, but overall, I think he had a good time.

Here he is feeding the goats.


and the deer.


And here are the ostriches waiting for their next meal.


Since we had last been at the ostrich ranch, they’ve added something new.  That is the lorikeet viewing and feeding area.  When we paid our admission fee, we each received feed for the ostriches and deer and also a small container of nectar for the lorikeets.  When you enter their enclosure, they land on anyone and everyone carrying their nectar.

Here are Bailie, Ken, Logan, and Butch.


The lorikeets also landed on Peggy.


Eric used my camera to take a photo of Butch and Logan.


Three lorikeets were after the nectar in Bailie’s hand.


Butch and Logan left for Cheyenne around 3am Monday morning, and Peggy’s brother Gary drove her and Bailie and Eric to the airport around 5am.  Needless to say, we chose to sleep through their departures.

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