Monday, December 21, 2009

Horse Time

After Thanksgiving, Kyle and I and our two youngest children came back to Dallas for the weekend. Rhody and Lainey stayed with their grandparents for a fun weekend in Texarkana.

Bo needed a little special attention.

Isn't that what you say and do when your child is acting out and all other things seem to be ineffective?

Well, with a new baby and two older siblings, Bo doesn't get a lot of one-on-one time. So he got to spend some time with Kyle one day. He got a hair cut--sort of looks like Jim Carrey from Dumb and Dumber but he's still precious. He got to spend a lot of time with Nana and Pops as well. He loves them and that is always a treat!

I asked him what he wanted to do in Dallas during the car ride home. He said, "go see horses." Random, but ok. (since Bo doesn't say "H's"--that sounded more like orses)

Kelly and Paul Gittemeier (two of my most favorite people) allowed us to go visit their horse that weekend. The stable is right around the corner from our house!

Here are some great pics of our horse visit.

Bo loved it! He fed the horse. He sat up on the horse. I am sure he would have gone for a ride if the horse was set up to carry a 3 year old.

My other two children wouldn't have done half of that. They would have been afraid to touch him and especially feed him. Bo is fearless (most of the time). That's part of what makes him difficult at times but also what makes him so great.

Kelly G. (who has four of her own children--now grown) said it best about Bo.

She said, "He will keep life interesting!"

I bet he will.

Friday, December 18, 2009


I keep thinking something interesting will happen and I will HAVE to blog about it. Just to tell a great story to all my friends. (even though a lot of my friends don't actually read my blog. huh.)

Nothing too interesting has happened in my life lately.

Unless you consider projectile spit up hitting you at point blank range and then going down your shirt interesting. Or possibly finding your 3 year old pulling the clean, dry clothes out of the dryer while holding something suspicious in his other hand and then asking him why and he says he is trying to wash his underwear because it has poop in it and then you notice some poop on his leg. Only made more interesting that this happened about 3.5 seconds after you just changed clothes from the projectile baby vomit.

Can you say run on?

Or that your precious 9 week old baby boy (actually maybe 10 week old) is going thru an awkward phase--losing his hair, crusty eyes that don't always open right or at the same time. He sort of looks like a pirate baby, Arrrr!

Or that I did my laundry and literally every pair of pants of mine that got cleaned (probably a weeks worth) were all in the black family. All also having some sort of Lycra material. What's up with that?

Or I could write about my hatred of nursing bras. That would be good one for sure.

Or how much I am looking forward to the new season of Project Runway.

Or I could definitely give some reviews of all the Christmas made-for-tv Movies on Hallmark and Lifetime. The Hallmark movies always have characters that have lost a loved one and need a new love, a spunky kid or golden retriever to help them thru the holidays. Just try watching one without shedding a tear! The Lifetime movies always have "has been" actors as the stars. Baywatch's very own Nicole Eggert starred in two this season. Plus, what is a good Lifetime movie without Tom Arnold? He's a network favorite for sure.

Wow. I know way too much about that. All I can say is I'm nursing. And I like to watch something when I am nursing and the kids aren't around.

Gotta go. We are having family movie night. We are watching Frosty the Snowman. Or as Bo calls it, Costy the No-mam.