Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Let's Go Fly a Kite!

Caleb's friend Isaac Knapp turned 12 today!

What better way to celebrate? Buy a kite

Hold it high

Put it together

Madam Butterfly



Up to the atmosphere! Up where the air is clear! (The kite was launched with varying degrees of success with a half dozen different pilots--however after dinner a change of venue to the hill overlooking the farm yielded a much better flight time and altitude as a result of brisk winds and a steep gradient...)

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Tis the Season to Shovel Dirt!

Fun in Frankfurt, Germany

The Sheep Are Shorn!

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Saturday, March 13, 2010

2010 Annual 4-H Presentations

Caleb took on the subject of egg making. How does a yolk and all that albumen get inside a hard shell of calcium carbonate?
Jacob chose a topic well in his range of experience - hay making!
And of course Rebecca's topic included a presentation about her Miniature Southdown sheep! (Showing just the outside cover of her poster - awesome artistry compliments of Sean Rubin!)

Monday, March 08, 2010

Friends Times Two!

Two special, special friends (and their families) came to visit on the same day! It doesn't get much better!

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Celebrating # 80 in Style!

Whatever could Becca be doing with a big box and scissors?

Creating a birthday box!

But what would you put in a box that big, with a hole on the top?

A new dishwasher? Refrigerator? Oven? Desk?

How 'bout a friend? A friend?

Whatever is so funny?!

And why is Grandma getting out of her seat?

Because her friend, Maryann, all the way from Minnesota and just off the plane, popped out of Becca's birthday box!

What a reunion!


But wait...there's more...

...strawberry cake... from cousins... galore...

...fifteen roses from fifteen grandchildren...

...messages on the chalkboard...

...and signs on the door!

Wait! What's all the fuss? It's our dear grandmother's eightieth birthday! We can't believe it! She is so young still! She runs 2 miles a day! She volunteers at the hospital! She cooks and bakes huge feasts! She's swift as a fiddle!

Grandma, we love you and are so happy to celebrate eighty years of life with you! You are so generous and your love, your laughter, your life and your generosity make life at Bentley so meaningful! Happy 80th Birthday!