Saturday, December 16, 2017

Bachelorette Party Begins ...

June 3, 2017

After the branding dinner ... the ladies were getting ready to celebrate Alana’s friend ... (Paige) ...
Bachelorette party ... 
All the kids were so excited when the Limousine arrived ...
They were allowed to go inside and check it out inside ...
Of course ... the boys had to pop there heads out of the sunroof ...
The ladies were ready to party ... a night out in the city ...
 Oh boy ... could be trouble ...!!!
And ... they’re off ...!!!
The guys all gathered around and enjoyed the evening ...
while watching all the children ...
The kids had a great time ... playing games ... watching movies ...
just having fun ...
It was getting late and I was ready to go back to the house ...
The grandchildren were rounded up ... and we made our way home ...!!!
Tomorrow was going to be another busy day ...!!!
 
 

 

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Branding Day ...

June 3, 2017

It was going to be an exciting day for the Knight family ...
A new experience for the kids ...
It was branding day at Alana’s friends ranch ...
There were so many helping hands for this day ...
The kids were taking it all in ... waiting for the action to begin ...
Nathan paired up with one of the guys ... to get down and dirty ...
holding the calves ... while the others treated them ...
The kids were mesmerized watching the activities ...
The kids got tired of watching ... and headed out in the field to play on the hay bales ...
Then while the calves were being separated from the cows ...
the gang had to stay up on the fence for safety ...
As the calves were rounded up ... in the corral ... one got away ...
and Nathan captured the calf and carried it back ...
The horses were resting after rounding up the cows and calves ...
The kids were able to sit on the horses ... they were loving it ...
Alana was with one of her friends ... holding a sweet baby cowgirl ... 
There were 2 calves left ...
Craig wanted to try and wrestle down and hold a calf with his dad ...
He had a lot of guidance from the bystanders ...
Craig did a great job ...!!!
Craig also wanted to experience riding on a calf ... 
Once he was finished with the calf he was holding ... he went to the other one ...
and waited for that crew to be done ...
 
The team held the calf and guided Craig on the technique ...
to make his way onto the calf ...
AND HE WAS UP ...
“Hold on Craig” ... yipeeeeee ...!!!
 
Oh my ... whoa ...!!!!!
the calf has won ... Craig was on the ground ...
Whatba trooper ... he was up and smiling ...
It was a short but good ride ...
Way to go Craig ...!!!!
The boys went back to the tame horses ...
learned how to mount and dismount ...
as well as taking the reins and going for walk around the corral ... 
They loved it ...!!!
The calves were released back to be with the cows ...
They were all rounded up and taken out to the pasture ...   
The rest of us were all heading back to the ranch house ...
to enjoy a fabulous meal ...
of “Fried Prairie Oysters” and roast beef dinner with all the fixings ...
A good days work for all ...!!!
 
It was quite the experience ... 
and it brought me back to the days ...
when we used to have brandings in our area ...
with all the families and friends getting together ...
 

 

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Tom’s 40th Birthday ...

June 2, 2017

We arrived at Alana’s brothers 40th birthday party ... 
oh my goodness ... everyone was dressed up in costumes ...
from the 60’s...!!!
Tom was dressed up as Elvis ... and he played the part well ...
Alana was looking pretty cool ...
Not quite sure who Nathan was ... but it was a hoot ... the kids wanted to try on daddy’s wig and beard ...
They were hilarious ...!!!
We had brought flowers for Alana ... congratulating her on graduating from college ...
Elvis was having a great time with the kids ...
Alana’s family posing for pictures ...
Oh oh ... looks like Elvis got into trouble ...
The families were having a blast ... posing for pictures ...
The kids and I stayed for dinner ... and the gift opening ... 
It took a few people to keep Elvis busy in the house ... so that the gift could be brought outside ...
and for Elizabeth (who was dressed up in a shark costume) to climb into the box ...
Colynne and Jessica-Lee managed to keep things well hidden ...
Tom wasn’t sure what was going on ... when he came outside ...
Elvis decided to play a few tunes before the shark jumped up out of the box ...
 
He was bombarded with silly string ... everyone was laughing and clapping ...
He was still unsure of what was happening ... until he was given an envelop with a letter inside ...
While reading the letter ... he all of a sudden stopped ... he was in shock ...
He was given a trip to be up close and personal with “SHARKS” ...
He was so surprised ...
 
It wasn’t long until we were all singing Happy Birthday and the “shark theme” cake was served ...
This party crowd was getting a little rowdy ...
The kids and I decided that it was time to head back to the house ...
and we would have our own party there ... playing games ...
watching movies and munching on popcorn ...!!!
 
 

 

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Heading East ...

June 2,2017

Mike and I headed to Alberta ... I was spending the weekend with the grandchildren ...
and Mike was heading to the town of Mossleigh ...
for a weekend Trap Shooting Tournament ...
Nathan and Alana were at work ... so I gathered up the gang ... 
and before we left the ... the kids received a little gift from my friend Dagmar ... a special clip for their iPad cords ...
We drove into Okotoks to take Craig to his Art Classes ...
then James ... Ella and I ... went to go shopping at Costco ...
The two of them were a big help ... part of the time ... until we were in the toy and outdoor sections ...
They could not resist sitting in the huge chair ... 
Two hours of shopping and playing ... it was time to pick up Craig ...
We ended up going to the park ... to wait for Nathan & Alana ...
as we were going to a birthday party ...
The kids had a blast ... almost making me sick ... with all the spinning ...!!!
We decided to go for a walk along the river ...
and of course stopping to pose ...
so grandma could take a few pictures ...
 

A Day to Celebrate ...

June 1, 2017

It was a special day for Alana ...
this was her Commencement ceremony at Mount Royal University ...
Congratulations on receiving your diploma ...
“ Bachelor of Business Administration”
We are so proud of you and what you achieved ...!!!
 
An evening of celebrating with the family ...
 

 

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Wood ... Then Pool ...

May 31, 2017

Another day of getting a few loads of wood ...
On our last trip down the hill ... we blew a tire ...
Guess there was a little too much weight on the truck ...
We were able to drive it into the field ... where all the logs were stacked ...
Mike then nursed the truck up to the shop and changed the tire ...
The ground was so soft  that there wasn’t any damage to the rim ...
After Mike was finished with all his jobs ...
He decided to go for a swim ...
It was still a little to cold for me to jump in ...
Mike pushed the solar blanket out of the for now ... we were waiting for the straps for the blanket to be delivered ...
The pool reel will be installed later ...
Mike enjoyed floating around the pool ... it was so relaxing for him ...
after busy day ...