Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs in my field, since the payment is pure love.

-Mildred B. Vermont-

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Safety Fair

This past weekend we took Elliana to the Butler County Safety Fair. She loved it! She got to see all kinds of emergency vehicles and equipment as well as a police dog. The highlight was getting to see CareFlight land (it is the medical helicopter at Miami Valley Hospital where I work). We thought she would be scared, but she did great.
She got to sit in Brutus (our fire engine here in Fairfield Township).
She sat in CareFlight.
"Rode" on the State Patrol motorcycle.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Pork Festival 2010

Saturday we took Elliana to her first Preble County Pork Festival in Eaton, Ohio. She had such a great time! She started off her day at the Pork Smorgasboard (the all you can eat with pork chops, sausage, ham, and all the sides). She had never eaten pork before, but she loved it! She gnawed her pork chop with her 4 little teeth and actually ate a surprising amount.
Ellie also got to see all kinds of farm equipment. She sat in a real John Deere tractor...
A backhoe...
And a front loader (with some help from grandpa)...
She had a great time riding around on daddy's back...
And she got to pet a baby pig! We still have some work to do on petting gentle, but she did pretty good considering she's never seen a pig before!
We all had a great time, and we can't wait to take Elliana back next year!