Welcome to Fishback Family Farms! I'm Rachel Fishback, a farm wife and mother of four by day...Capturing the art and chaos to our everyday farming life! We live in Southeast Iowa where we raise corn and soybeans.

Locks of Love

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

So Madison & RyLee are starting school today....and yesterday we were ready to head out the door for last minute clothes shopping. BUT, this mom was NOT on the ball....and thought I had better get Mad's hair cut. It was getting long, and unfortunatly some "self inflicted cuts" (by Madison or RyLee....still no proper explaination on that ordeal from last year) were REALLY showing. She NEEDED a hair cut! Thank God Stephanie had an opening:) I've always wanted to donate my hair to Locks of Love but haven't been able to since I choose to highlight my hair.......so I told the girls about it. Madison REALLY wanted a "bob" so she was all for this. At 2 we bopped into Salon Rage (YEAH!) for Madison's wonderful hair cut. For those of you not familiar with Locks of Love, they use donated hair for wigs available to cancer patients. Its a wonderful cause, and its always hard for me to have hair cut off drastically (whether on myself or my daughter), but this makes it ALL worth it.

The before............

Cutting off the back pony tails......

There they are!Ta-Da!!!!! Madison and her fabulous hair artist, Stephanie:)

Meet us in St. Louie!

Monday, August 24, 2009

This past weekend we took a last minute family vacation to St Louis. School starts tomorrow, so Nathan wanted to get away "one last time" before school started. So here's some pictures from our two day getaway. Enjoy!

First we checked into our hotel Drury Inn....highly recommend it for families!

We went out to a great restuarant downown "Calecos"

And we rounded out our evening with a horse drawn carriage ride around downtown. The kids loved it!

Friday we didn't have any plans, so we walked a block from our hotel and visited the fabulous Arch of St Louis. And across the street to the river.....



Clayton watching a barge clean the bottom of the "Mighty Mississippi"

We finally walked back into the Arch. We went thru a gift shop where the girls found matching hats they wanted to "model."

And of course, we went up in the "egg" elevator to the top and looked down. RyLee said, "Mom, come here, QUICK! Look at all of those ants on the sidewalk." I had to smile, but I explained those ants were people walking where we were just at!

We then went for a walk by Busch Stadium. No games were happening that weekend, but it was still neat to see!

We then walked to the Metro....its alot like a subway/train. Here we are waiting for the right train.

Tessa patiently waiting:)

And we road to Union Station. We ate lunch at Landry's and checked out all the fish.

Watched the singing fudge guy....it was worth it! The fudge was AWESOME:)

Friday we ended up at Uncle Jay's & Aunt Delores'. We had a fabulous supper (Like always!) Here's Tessa having a conversation with Aunt D.

And everybody feeding Uncle Jay's fish and ducks.

Then, around 7-8ish we hoped back on the Metro and road back to our hotel. Two nights and two days of last minute family fun!