This morning I presented the kids with a financial lesson. They each painted three glass jars that will be their 'piggy banks' to store their money. One each for tithe, spend, and save. During the painting portion of the lesson, one of the kids got a little excited and flung his jar right off the table. It was an accident, but when I went to sweep up the shattered pieces of glass from the tile I ended up spreading wet gobs of paint everywhere else. It was quite an adventure, to say the least.
After that I sent the kids outside to play so I could clean up and get the paints put away. A few minutes later Jonah running back inside saying, "Help! Help, Mom. One of the goats is stuck in a TREE! For real, in a tree!"
I went out to investigate, and sure enough...this is what I found.
Sheep (lovingly named by the boys) had wedged herself between two trees and couldn't get out. I sent Henry back for the camera, because of course this had to be documented. He wasn't pleased that I was taking pictures before helping the goat, but she wasn't panicking at all.
No sooner had I helped her cram her head back between the trees (leaving lots of little bits of hair behind) when I heard Bridget crying loudly. One thing you should understand about Bridget is that she is a TOUGH little girl. She very rarely cries, and when she does it is usually because she is in trouble for something and not because she is hurt. So hearing her cry when she was just playing is definitely cause for alarm. The boys and I went running back through the gate to see what was going on with her.
Henry got to her first, and luckily enough I still had my camera handy. Turns out she had climbed up into the baby swing and buckled herself right in. Then she yanked on the cords just right and flipped herself face forward so she was looking at the ground, like this:
Then of course she couldn't flip herself back out. It was hilarious! Henry flipped her back over and then she thought it was funny, so she flipped herself forward a few more times while Henry was standing there to help flip her back.
All of this happened before lunch. Never a dull moment around here! :)