Saturday, November 24, 2012

Working Cattle

So the past four months have been crazy for us.  And I'm not going to go back and blog about them for now.  Gus was born, we spent 2 months in the NICU.  He has a severe form of epilepsy.  We are adjusting.  Enough about that.

We had a good Thanksgiving.  Micah and Lane and Karl worked cattle Friday in the new pens that Tom built.  The pens worked great.  Everything went smoothly.  Ava and Max thought it was awesome, Gus hung out with me.


Ava and Max, ready to work, and play in the sand.




 Helping Dad


Ava wanted to know what Lane was doing to that cow....and how he was going to find a baby calf in there!
 Karl and his Wyoming Hay Hat

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Summer

We've been staying busy and having lots of fun so far this summer!  Ava has taken swim lessons, we've had a week of VBS, and the kids have gone to Nana and Grandpa's house several times.  We are getting ready for the new baby to arrive sometime in the next few weeks.  Ava and Max yell at my belly just about every day saying "New baby come out!!"  One day it will work!

Swimming


We finally hooked up the portacool.  It makes such a difference!


Playing at the shed


Holding one of the kittens at Nana and Grandpas


And Ava has discovered how fun makeup can be!


Max is Batman.  Thanks to Amy and Jorge for letting us hang out at their house while Micah was at the stock show.


37 weeks pregnant


I probably won't be blogging anymore until the new baby arrives, which will hopefully be sometime in the next 2-3 weeks!!

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Lamar County Stock Show

A few weeks ago we went to the Lamar Co. Stock Show to watch Hunter show his steer.  Ava and Max had a great time watching all animals and playing with their cousins.  Ava was able to show a goat and did a great job.  Max showed a duck and they both won trophies they were very proud of.






Hunter and his steer.  He did an awesome job!


Too much fun!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Easter 2012

Easter weekend was a fun busy weekend for us.  It started Thursday with Ava and Max's Easter egg hunt and party at school. Max was very meticulous about the eggs he picked, he preferred to get only the ones that looked like footballs.  Ava on the other hand grabbed as many eggs as she could.






Enjoying their parties





Friday all of our "cousin friends" came down.  Lane and Page and all their kids stayed at our house, which was crowded but fun.  We took bluebonnet pictures...




Got presents...


Hunted for more Easter eggs...



played lots with baby Gracie...




and ate smores.  I discovered that dark chocolate is the way to go when making smores.  I ate a few more than I should have!


We had a great time at Easter and look forward to it again next year!!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Fishing

Now that the weather is great the kids have been wanting to go fishing.  So we got poles (Jake and Amber got Max a Cars pole for his birthday and Ava picked out a Mickey Mouse pole) and some worms and went fishing.  Taking two small children fishing isn't as fun for the adults as you would think.  You pretty much have to not want to fish yourself.  Ava and Max enjoyed it, though!


Ready to go!



Watching dad



Max decided the back of the truck was more fun

Papa Jack showed up to help.  We still didn't catch anything, but we did get a few bites.  

Max's Second Birthday

Max is 2!  He is such a big boy.  He wants to do everything that Ava does, but he doesn't want help from anybody...especially Ava.  He loves to run, hop, and kick-and sometimes bite.  He likes to ride on the tractor with just about anybody and walk down to the creek or pond and throw rocks in.  He talks non-stop and is very friendly.  He sleeps all night long and usually is a very good eater.  He sings loud like his daddy and loves going to church and school.  Max is a very sweet boy!