Tuesday, January 29, 2013

MOOOve over

Last week the two Littles and I went on a field trip to the Dairy Farm.

Get it… “mooo’ve over”? I crack myself up. IMG_4934

All of those cows are female. Did you know that? I was stunned. Our guide told us that there are 200 females for every one bull. HUH? And then it dawned on me {like 24 hours later} that we were at a dairy farm… bulls don’t produce milk. I had a nice little ah-ha moment to myself. Oh and the cows are artificially inseminated, that bull doesn’t ' have a real harem of cows.


I wanted to take this one (in the below picture) home. His spots were the deepest chocolate brown and he had the biggest endearing eyes ever. But then I remembered that I don’t want to live on a farm. Ever. And I don’t like the way animals smell and they poop… and well all of my thoughts of bringing him home vanished in like a millisecond.IMG_4959IMG_4963IMG_4974IMG_4979IMG_4980IMG_4989IMG_4991

This guy finally let me put him down from the Ergo and then he just ran amuck.


Here they are getting a lesson on how cows are milked. The guide turned on the machine and all I could think about was the darn Medela Breast Pump. It was the same thing for cows, only bigger and for like 80. EEEEKKK.IMG_5007IMG_5008IMG_5016IMG_5019IMG_5020IMG_5024All of the milk from the day before all bottled up and ready to be shipped to markets.


And the fun part for the kids getting to feed more animals. IMG_5038IMG_5040IMG_5041IMG_5042IMG_5045IMG_5047IMG_5048

Fun morning.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Wax On- Wax Off

Can you name the movie?

One of the greatest movies made in the 80’s. Or as my oldest son says, “The 19’s.” Yes, Monkey, this movie is from the 19’s.

The name of the movie is…

wait for it…

The Karate Kid.

And I’ve got 3 of them. Technically 2 for now, but number 3 doesn’t know that. Anyhow, they are getting quite good at this karate thing.

Well the little Dunbars are continuing to advance in karate. Bogie went from a white belt to a white-orange a few Saturdays ago.


We love these two sensei’s. They take the time to show the boys the right technique for each move, to encourage them, to joke with them, and overall they just plain invest in the boys each week. Sensei Toby, on the left, just graduated from law school and wants to be a DA. Sensei Brian wants to own his own dojo someday.



Monkey advanced from a purple-white, to a full purple belt. One thing I love about this dojo is that the kids really have to earn their belts. You don’t just get to show up for a month or two and then get handed a new belt, you have to show true knowledge and competency in all areas. And it takes a lot of hard work to advance.


This girl right here has been taking karate since she was 4 and will be testing for her black belt in February. She’s a great example for the boys as well as a fun playmate and quasi-babysitter for the Small Fry.


And all three of the Dunbar boys in their fight stance. IMG_4780

Great work, boys. I am so proud of you.