Tuesday, May 5, 2009

ER visit

With Noah so active and into everything I keep thinking any day we will have our first ER visit. Little did I know it would be me, not Noah, LOL.

It has rained probably 10 inches this past week. I went to feed my colt and the pony and one of those long cattle feeders was full of water which made it weigh a ton. I needed to dump the water out so I could feed them. So instead of calling Jonas to come help me, I decided I could empty it myself (first mistake) I squatted down, dug my heels in and pushed with all my might hoping to turn the feeder over. Well I slipped because of all the stinking mud and fell face first into the water, getting soaking wet and splitting my chin open in the process. I hit so hard it almost knocked me out and when I saw all the blood dripping from my chin I knew I was in trouble. The cut was not very long but deep enough I could stick my finger tip in it. So I called Jonas for reinforcements.

We decided that it would probably need stitches so I left Noah with Jonas and went to the emergency room at Paris. There is a lot to be said for small town hospitals. A tetnus shot and three stitches later I was home in less then an hour. Noah is very interested in mama's boo boo. It was feeling better today until his head happened to run into my chin when I was putting him in his carseat...ouch!!

We had to run to Van Buren today so we picked up my friend Sunny and swung by Lowes to get some tomatoes for Noah to plant. He is all about planting and watering so I thought it would be a fun little project for him. Here is a pic of us today after we got them potted.

I thought this other picture was cute. I was fixing him lunch the other day and I told him to go sit at this table and this is what I found. He had pulled up two chairs and put mooley in one and he was sitting in the other patiently waiting on his lunch.

We have a busy weekend coming up. We are having a memorial barrel race for my very good friend, Gayla who passed away last May. There are several entries so it is going to be a great race that I know she would be so proud of. I still think of her and miss her several times a day but as time goes by it is getting easier not to be so sad but to think about all the wonderful times we spent together.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Why we love Tuesdays and Thursdays

Tuesday and Thursday are our favorite days because I don't have to work and Noah and I get to do "fun" stuff all day. It is getting hard to stay in the house and get our house work done since the weather has gotten so pretty. I did do some cleaning and laundry this morning because I think Jonas was starting to get nervous, LOL.

Tuesday we met some of our friends at the park. Noah had a big time, running everywhere and following Drake thru the playgound. Drake is a year older then Noah so he is a little braver. He will go down the really big slides and such. I watched Noah climb the "big slide" stairs after Drake but he promptly climbed back down after Drake went down the slide. As the day went on he got braver and suddely he came flying down the really tall slide. His eyes were huge and he had an immense look of fear on his face. He didn't cry when he got to the bottom but he didn't go down again either, LOL!

Then today we went to the lake at Charleston and met Rachel with G and L. The boys were so wild. We tried to have a picnic but the boys had no interest in eating. This poor couple were trying to have a nice lunch together and it was interrupted by lots of screaming and running around the picnic area. Then we took a hike around the lake looking for snakes and bears as the boys put it. Noah tries to keep up with the bigger boys and his little knees are showing the effects. They are just raw from him falling so much. I guess we are going to have to start wearing jeans (which he hates...he says, "no jens, no jens, mama!") Plus it doesn't help that he won't let me put a bandaid on the scrapes. I guess he is just 100% boy.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Long time, No Post

I know it has been forever but things have been so busy I just haven't had time to sit down and post anything.

I guess we will start with Easter. Easter was pretty relaxing down here. It rained all day and we were all tired from getting up so early for sunrise service (especially mommy who got home from the rodeo at 4:30am and then was up at 5:30am to get ready for church...won't do that next year, LOL) so we all took a nap and then went to Nana's for lunch. It was a nice, relaxing day. Noah of course loved the candy in his easter basket. It has caused quite a few time outs.... which by the way Jonas and I are starting to wonder if time out is working since Noah sings, laughs, ect. while in the "notty chair"??? LOL

Noah is very active so we always have a lot of funny stories. I will share a few.

The other day I was cleaning stalls and Noah was chasing the cats and just playing in the barn. He got awful quiet so I went and checked on him and he was sitting in the tack room eating a bag of horse treats. I asked him what he was doing and he said, "Eatin ookies mama, yum!"

Then in the bath tub the other day he decided that his train was a coffee mug and he was filling up the car with bath water and drinking it saying it was hot coffee, LOL.

His favorite thing to do is check the turtle traps in our ponds. We have two turtle traps to help control our turtle population because they eat the fish and fish food. We stocked our ponds with bass so Noah could fish this spring/summer. Although Mommy would prefer a catch and release program, Jonas and Popsey (Jonas' dad) don't quite agree. So when you ask Noah what you do with the turtles in the trap he says, "We smash em'", "Poor turtles"..... I am still working on a catch and release program, LOL

My barn kitty had 5 kittens yesterday. Noah is very excited and I feel sorry for these kittens when I finally turn Noah loose with them. Between horses, dogs and Noah I will be lucky if any of them survive. There are 2 all white ones and 3 gray ones. I couldn't get Noah to smile in this picture but it was hard enough trying to take the picture and make sure he didn't squeeze a hour old kitty to death, LOL.