Sunday, September 19, 2010

Fall Fest and First Gig

Our ward party last night turned out great. It was a long day for Mom and Ed, who ended up washing my pans at 9 p.m. We started out by picking up hay from Miss Carol for the hay ride. Ed Melzer went along on the trail run pulled by the Weatherbee's tractor.
It's surprisingly fun to be towed around on a bale of hay. The kids couldn't get enough of it. When Gordon could no longer see to drive the tractor he finally shut the ride down.

He also shut the ride down during the great entertainment by the Black Eyed Susans. The crowd loved us!
We were joined by the crowd stealing CTR 5 class (and their teachers, the Scheufeles) for the Baby Bumblebee song.

Amanda and Joan Halsey did a set of fiddle tunes, much to the enjoyement of the crowd!

Our daughters joined us on The Water is Wide/Cross the Wide Missouri. This was crucial in helping us sing in tune!

Rachel Grastorf joined us on the guitar on She'll be Comin' Round the Mountain. She bought some lessons from me during a service auction, and she learned so fast I invited her to join us!

Amanda led us in three different square dances. I got this great picture of Amy Gadberry enjoying a good swing with Lynsey Stephens.

We had pumpkin frisbee golf, giant soccer ball soccer, parachute games and dangling donuts. To finish off a great day, my chili won second place! Everyone was having so much fun that we had to kick them off the games and send them home when it got to dark to see. I'd say that's a good party!


  1. Such great photos! It was fun, wasn't it?!? Next time we will have to get a photo of the crowd that gathered for the big event, I bet there were a thousand! OK, that might be an exaggeration...

  2. Boy, does this bring back great memories ! You are just amazing--a new band appears wherever you are living--Awesome !

  3. I love the little bees, they are so cute!

  4. Those bumblebees are hard to beat. What an awesome party. You have a new crowd of wonderful friends.