Before the work started.
This was after we had worked for a little over an hour. The boys were hot and sweaty and getting hungry.
Nephi taking a break.
Michael taking a break and then informing me he was done working. He had had enough.
The boys and I. Yes...we helped make all those lovely piles of scotch broom. Our crew was on removal for invasive plants and weeds such as the scotch broom. Lucky for us - they had already flowered and were just pods. Those that suffer from hayfever and other outdoor allergies appreciated that fact. A lot.
At the lunchtime BBQ. The food was yummy! Nephi will demonstrate what a chocolate chip cookie can look like when it misses your mouth.
After lunch there were games in the meadow behind the center itself. Michael wanted nothing to do with the games. I think he was getting pretty tired by this point.
Nephi was all for racing. We did the three legged race. Then he was off to race gunney sacks.
There were a lot of kids - all ages.
So Nephi was very discouraged when he came in next to last and didn't win a ribbon.
But no fear! There was a heat for boys ages 11 and under. Only three boys entered so his chances of winning 1st, 2nd or 3rd were amazingly high!
He's in second!
And so excited! All he wanted was the ribbon. :)
Next was the pie eating contest. I really didn't think Nephi would participate. He did. His pie of choice was pumpkin. There were several primary kids who entered this round.
Getting ready for the judge to say start.
Don't look at the kid next to you! Keep eating. :)
He didn't get a ribbon on this one. I don't think he was too disappointed. He did come in 4th or 5th though.
Next was the watermelon eating contest. Nephi was too full from pie. But surprisingly Michael was game! The rule was the kids had to eat 2 slices of watermelon.
Again - there were a lot of primary kids lined up for this one.