Phew. If we could just stop the roller coaster for a bit. 😉 It has been busy around here.
Last, I left you hanging at Dallas birthday. Well, a few days later, on a Saturday, we took him out. He got some birthday money and wanted to go spend it. So we took him to Boot Barn. His brother bought him a new cowboy hat. He loves it. These boys may not care if their cowboy shirts are wrinkled, but boy, you let that hat get bent or dirty and you will never hear the end of it. 😂😂 . Then we went to an Habachi grill to eat. I love how they cook it right in front of you and pure entertainment. When we got home we had a Manly 16th birthday cake for him. And of course the girls had to taste test.
Dear hubby has been kind of depressed that he didn’t get to be here for his 16th bday, but when he comes home for a few weeks, he is going to celebrate with him. I’m so glad he has a big brother because Dakota really fills dads shoes when he is gone. Dakota has always been a second dad to his brother and he has always stepped up to the plate when I need him.
These girls love their Uncle Dallas.
Dakota has got a small business started on the side and he has got Dallas to help him. This gets Dallas out of the house, learns work ethics, teaches him responsibility and how to provide, and most of all, spending money. We only have a few short years to finish preparing Dallas for the real world and we’ve got to make every moment count.
This is them out in the cold mending a fence for a customer.
Our boys have always been good at working. For us, not so much, but for others, yes. We want our boys to be able to take care of themselves and provide for their families. I don’t think they will disappoint.
Dallas is doing better at driving. He has got to drive a few times in drivers ed in town and that’s what I was waiting on. Now, I feel more comfortable letting him drive in town with me. You know, we have to protect Ms. Daisy when you are chauffeuring her around. 😁. He is really enjoying his welding class and FFA.
Dakota has taken on the job of getting one of our old tractors up and running. It belonged to one of David’s brothers and he has gotten down in health so he passed it down to David. Dear hubby has not had the time to do what is required to get it going and Dakota wanted to tackle it so dad said go for it. He has really done a good job. Dakota is just naturally good at things like this. And of course, he included little brother. They amaze me.
I’ve been busy with the girls everyday and got use to a somewhat routine. I drop Dallas off at school to catch the bus to the high school, and I drop by and pick up the girls so Jossie can get to school at 8am. Her courses this semester is harder than she thought they were going to be. She hardly has time to get homework or assignments done. I know it’s hard when you have two babies demanding your attention and a husband wanting attention. 😂
We get home and I make us breakfast and then we play for a bit til its little sissies morning cat nap. Atleigh quietly plays while I get a little something done or she helps me. She loves to help do anything I’m doing. I don’t care if its cooking, laundry, mopping, sweeping, or dusting, she wants to “hep”. However, she does not like the vacuum cleaner but little sissy does. She will run and hide partially because she doesn’t like sounds like that or any loud noises partly because of her ears which I will get to in a minute. When little sis wakes up from her morning cat nap, I get to get a few more things done while she plays. It’s getting a little easier now that she’s learning to sit up by herself. So I’m not having to hold her all the time. But somedays she can be cranky because both girls are cutting teeth. 😱😱.
Then it’s time for all of us to rest. I am trying to help sleep train Caroline so their night time routine will be smoother on mommy and daddy at night. After a nap, we get up and just do our own thing. Play. These silly girls, one minute they are loving on each other, the next big sissy is picking on little sister.
I have the best helpers and I want to teach them all I can so they can be independent and good wives someday. Not that we’re gonna let them……😂😂😂
They are learning and growing so fast.
A few days we actually got to get outside and play. Yes, TN can have all 4 seasons in one week. It got up to 70 one day. So I uncovered the sand box.
Then a few days later it was raining and turned cold.
Now that little sis is sitting, I let her use the high chair and let big sis use her booster seat at the table like a big girl. Of course, this is the face I got. She is getting use to it though.
We have good days and bad days. We don’t always see eye to eye. But at the end of the day, you kiss and make up.
This week was so busy because Jossie came down with strep throat and we had to separate her from the girls so they spent the night with me. She went to the dr and got shots and antibiotics which worked quickly which we needed them to because Atleigh had to have minor surgery to remove her adenoids taken out and tubes put in. So Caroline had to spend another night with me so they could get Atleigh to the clinic early the next morning. I was able to go because my momma came and stayed with me and the girls. I had had a dr appt the day before Atleighs surgery, so my momma, aka Granny, got to stay and play with both girls. Then the next morning we all left for Atleighs surgery.
Before and after surgery:
My momma had a ball with them and they were good as gold. Of course they are. They are always good for grandparents and great grandparents. We all were as kids.
My daddy celebrated 75th birthday this week. He is doing really well in his retirement.
I’ve been able to get some things done in the house that has been needed to be done for a while. I was taking some things out to one of our buildings when all the sudden: well, this is what I put on Facebook:
So…I fall in the yard and twist my ankle and break some glass jars. Then I hear coyotes howling in the not so distant woods and makes this girl think, “Clumsy girl down for the count!” All I can say is, “Come at me bro, I will crawl back to the house!” Then is see 5 deer in the bottom and they didn’t even come to my rescue either. Like, come on, Snow Whites life matters too. Just when you think your life might be somewhat valuable to someone, it takes coyotes and deer to show you you’re not worth it. At least the cat checked on me. Oh wait, she was just hollering at me cause her bowl was empty. 🙄🙄
Needless to say, it’s been busy like I said around here.
I hope everyone enjoys the rest of their Sunday. Cya and God Bless.