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.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Breakfast and a Bunny

This Saturday our church had a "Breakfast with the Easter Bunny" event where all the donations went to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in honor of the sweetest little boy, Eli, who's grandma goes to our church. The first picture is of all the egg hunters, LOL. Getting all of them to stand for a pic was a chore to say the least.

It was a wonderful time. Noah had talked and talked about seeing the easter bunny at church. However as soon as he saw him he froze. I think we were the only little boy who had to have mommy sit on the easter bunnys lap too for the picture. Oh well, he is just at that age I guess. A little boy from Noah's school came and it was so cute to see the two of them. They were so excited to see each other. Noah has really gotten into his friends from school and church. He talks about them all the time. Anyway after breakfast they had an egg hunt. It only took Noah about two seconds to figure that out and he was a maniac. He had so many eggs that his basket got too heavy and he couldn't carry it.

Then Saturday night Jonas went with me to a rodeo I was entered at and Noah stayed with his Nana and Popsy. The rodeo went really well. It was super tough and I would have won a check and I barely hit the third barrel. This was a much needed confidence booster for me and my horse. Being a mom it is hard to stay competitive in a sport that is so tough. It has taken me a while to get my "mojo" back so to speak. I feel like I can run with the tough's again....yee haw!!!

This last picture is of Noah playing in his "wroket sip" aka...rocket ship...aka dryer....