Thursday, December 15, 2011

Kennedy's targets this week

So I thought maybe it might have been beginners luck last week when she did so well shooting. Nothing to do with luck here... just a still, focused 6 year old! The gun club guy scoring her targets tonight took a look at her shots and said, "Wow. Every single shot was worth points." Her teacher made sure she would be back again next week. I am SO excited for her!

And last week the kids swept up a few of the neighbors leaves to play in.
While playing in leaves it's critical you have the proper eyewear.
Where does Grayson come up with these things? Hilarious!

Friday, December 09, 2011

Junior Rifle Club, because all the other mom's take their girls to dance

While I'm sure MacKenzie would enjoy a good tap class, she has the wrong mother. It would be fun for her, but where's the practicality? Shooting, now that's useful. (Insert laughing here as I've only shot a rifle once... last week, but I was awesome at it). So with Kennedy's new fur outfit on she, MacKenzie and I went to the gun club last night to see how they might fair.

I started getting excited about guns a month ago. Up until then my parents wouldn't even let me own a water gun. So it's a whole new world for me... even if part of my bedroom furniture is a 4 foot wide gun safe. I'd not touched them really. I had no idea what to really expect last night and I forgot my camera. My little girls! There were 16 year old boys and a handful of smaller kids, but MacKenzie and Kennedy were the youngest last night. Here's an example of what the girls did with an instructor by their side.

Look at Kennedy's targets!!! She was SOOOO good and a total natural.

And MacKenzie! When it was her turn she went to the gun rack and picked up the biggest gun there. Her instructor tried to lead her to a smaller one. He had no idea what he was in for.

She got one shot close to the target;) After she was done she stood right up and yelled at the top of her lungs, "I shot SO many times mom!" Unfortunately she's a little too off to be in the jr. rifles this year. Maybe in a few more years. Kennedy will be going back as often as she wants.

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Gallery Wall

I can't believe this is what it used to look like.

This was such an improvement last year.
(I must get the motivation to change things at Christmas time.)

Here's what I did last night while the big kids and Justin were riding
the "merry-go-ride" @ Bass Pro:

I had to bust out the ladder to hang those pictures at the top... and i didn't even fall down or break any more glass! I even got to sit down and enjoy it for a while before every one came home. It's happiness on my wall and I love it!

Saturday, December 03, 2011