Since Kendall is our youngest grandchild (right now anyway) we have enjoyed many "firsts" of all six grandchildren! - The first steps, the first words, the first smiles, the first swimming...the list could go on and on. We will soon have a first drivers license! We look forward to all the firsts and enjoy being a part of them!
So....the excitement of Kendall running in telling us the exciting news...the story goes...Kendall was at school and realized her tooth was loose...so she pulled it out! Yep, just like that! She gave the tooth to her teacher and her teacher made sure her daddy got it when he picked her up.
By the time they arrived at our house she had her story ready and was inspecting that tooth pretty closely. Of course there were discussions about the tooth fairy...Uncle Mike told her it looked like a $100.00 tooth to him!
The reason for the visit from Kendall and her daddy, John, and then later her mommy, Brandi, was expected that evening; but for very different reasons than showing off that "big life event" of losing her first tooth.
John, Brandi and Kendall have a family sport that they enjoy tremendously. That sport is also one that Tom, my husband and Brandi's dad, loved and he also shared with Brandi when she was growing up.
The sport of rabbit hunting is really more about the beagles and the love those cute little doggies have for hunting - they are born to hunt. Then you have John, Brandi and Kendall who are involved in all aspects of what it takes to have 7 dogs. From the care and cleaning to the desire to make sure they are all healthy and safe is an important part of their day. With Kendall being involved in the hunting part as well as the caring for the dogs she knows and understands what they do. She knows their names, she talks about them like siblings and she loves to go hunting. Kendall gets excited when they are chasing a rabbit and oh the excitement the dogs show when they get to chase a rabbit.
An important part of any kind of hunting are the lessons that are learned. One lesson is, when you kill something it for you to eat...and that is the reason for the visit. Kendall watched as her daddy and her pawpaw cut the rabbits up to cook it. She watched closely - said it was pretty gross - but was involved in it all.
The rabbits were cooked, along some rice and biscuits and, of course, the all important gravy! Kendall choose not to try any...as her grandma did...but the rest ate and ate. Pawpaw, Brandi, John and Uncle Mike said it a pretty tasty meal. .