Well, you'd've thought I'd brought home a sack of gold. Pete Dakota's eyes grew wide as saucers upon seeing it. He had it on before anyone could utter a single word.
Pete Dakota: Howdy, y'all!
Daddy Steve did not leave the auction empty-handed, either! He won a pair of Minnesota themed outfits (a popular item). The overalls' pattern is of repeated Minnesota cities.
Wyatt: Where the heck is Pequot Lakes?
Blake: Go Vikes!
At dinner on the last evening, Stephen Orange was my escort, but Pete Dakota insisted on coming along. I think he just wanted to show off his new cowboy gear. A smart move on his part; he received a ton of attention and compliments! I think it really bolstered the self-esteem of my shy boy.
Daddy Steve's dinner date was Holly Belle, who modeled her new dress.
Holly Belle made a new friend at dinner, who was modelling the souvenir jacket (made by JoAnn Staricha).
Holly Belle: I can't wait to wear my jacket! It will keep me warm during the cold Minnesota winter!
Alas, the last day came. Daddy Steve and I had such a good time and it was hard to say goodbye to the new friends we'd made. There's always next year! Rolf and Stephen Orange were on hand to partake in the excitement. Stephen Orange wore a new shirt, also by Ms. Staricha!
Stephen Orange: Daddy John, look at these vans we won in the Helper Raffle!
As we made our exit, Marti Murphy presented us with a pair of Gregor-sized boxing gloves. She said she just knew a couple of our boys would get a lot of use out of them!
Uh-oh! Whose hand is that?