Thursday, February 21, 2008
This is Lucky! She was born yesterday afternoon. Her mama left her in a snowbank and Cody and John brought her into the house, gave her a bath, rubbed her down, fed her colostrum and we prayed. John was up with her all night. This morning she was mooing and standing. Nice and warm and full of life!
I never knew that I would feel this kind of wonder when I became a farmer's wife. That a newborn heifer left in the snow could survive. John is so good with our herd and I love to see his compassion!
By the way, we kept her in the basement in our old bathroom and then we moved her to the mudroom!
Sunday, February 17, 2008
Happy Birthday, Grammy! Happy Valentines Day! Happy Blizzard Day? We woke up to a blizzard warning this morning. Church was cancelled and none of us has gotten dressed today! There is a lot of blowing snow, sometimes I can't see the barn from the house. John is doing chores for Dan because the guys are snowed in down in Des Moines.
We have had a great weekend! Cael and Emma stayed Thursday night and Friday day. Then Jim brought Joe's Friday night for dinner. We all listened to state wrestling on the radio. W-SR won the state championship and set a record for the most points earned in the history of the state tournament! Congratulations to Khyle and Reed!
We will be watching the Daytona 500 soon. GO Jeff Gordon! I am the only Gordon fan and my father-in-law and I love to tease each other about this.
Jaima is learning to clean her room - we have tried a new approach www.housefairy.org She watched a video and actually went to her room and cleaned the whole thing herself! I love the internet!!!
Monday, February 11, 2008
Saturday, February 9, 2008
jaiden is learning to laugh - i have a video that i will try and post soon - it almost sounds like a cry - it's too cute - she loves to play peek-a-boo and also laughs when i sneeze!
jaima and i have come down with colds today - what a way to spend a girls day - john and cody are at district wrestling! yeah for khyle and reed, off to state they go!
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
Jaiden doesn't want to take a nap today - maybe she will sleep all night?
Happy Birthday to Kiki D - she is 18 today! She, Lauren and Katie stopped over this morning -
Jaiden loves bananas - she loves it when i add them to her cereal - so far she has had applesauce, pears and bananas. next month we'll try squash. i ordered her a high chair, it should be here this week. she is starting to sit up by herself. she's already outgrown the little feeding chair i have for her - she loves to suck her thumb and when she starts sucking it too hard i put a paci in her mouth! i think she may be teething - lots of drool and a little fussy! she is growing too fast!
john is trying to get corn hauled - had a few problems with the grain leg this morning but he got it fixed - and is on the road right now.
Sunday, February 3, 2008
We all went to the Bremer County Cattlemen's Banquet today - it was fun being with all of our "fair" friends - we had a nice prime rib dinner, got to hear a good cowboy band - just what I needed to feel a part of the real world - haha
John is at a Super Bowl party - and the kids and I stayed home so we can relax and continue to recuperate - they don't have school tomorrow - so we are going to have a house cleaning party - don't think they are going to like it.