We're just your average busy soccer playing, 4-H-ing, pig raising,cheer supporting, theatre attentending, scouting mormon family of nine crazy kids, 2 amazinging and sometimes great parents and 1 precious grandson. We're the VanGangsters Baby! Here's our story ...............................
Gives a whole new meaning to sun bathing doesn't it!
Heres the bulk of the girls show pigs. These are all of the ones that are the same size and need to be pushed to get up to the right weight.
This red belted one is Lindy's. She always talks about wanting a red pig and we had the opportunity to get her one. This one is pretty special however, it's Donnie's prize red gilt. I want to keep her forever!
I know I'm not as cute as Babe but give me a smooch anyways!
Trying to get those pigs out of their pens is like pulling teeth sometimes. All I can say is that Myles has way more patience with pigs than the rest of us.
Go get em Maddie
Come Chelsea, get after those pigs slow poke!
Well, we've got one in.
If Clayton would move out of the way we'd probably get the rest in. He actually thought that he was helping, I told him to move so he ran up into the horse trailer.
We finally got them all rounded up.
This was our first opportunity for the girls to choose their pigs. We already knew who got the red one, Chelsea chose the spotted one. Myles chose for Natasha because she was super sick in bed and Minnie got what was left because she overslept and never showed up. Kylee chose the super big one that we have to hold back in order to be able to have a good pig for the Fallon show.
At the official 4-H weigh in the pigs are taken to the fair grounds and weighed on a certified scale in order to record the starting weight of each kids 4-H project.
Minnie's pig weighed in at 83#, Natasha's at 104#
Kylee's at 157#, Chelsea's at 93#
Madison's at 92# and Lindy's at 105#
After they are weighed in they are tagged.
So they come away looking all pretty with their new piercings.
In the meantime ...............
While Myles is busy helping everyone else with their pigs the kids are left to entertain themselves.
Do you wanna kiss?
S M O O O O C H!
Clayton spends a lot of spare time with Myles, Its a lot easier on me that way.
A Classic look.
while Kylee jams out to her ?phone???
And then theres Chelsea, just hanging out amongst all of the chaos!