Friday, March 14, 2008

Where did the "Freetime" go?

Apparently it's melting with the snow. Which I'm not complaining about the onset of spring. This winter was way too long, cold, white, and depressing. You know you live in Michigan when it's March and ~50F and you come home to your kids wearing tank tops, shorts and flip flops! Heatwave! I hated to break it to them, but we could still see more snow.
Things here have been so crazy busy I don't even know what to think or do. Partially b/c two of the last three weeks I've had to work 5 days b/c the boss is gone. But spring is also the beginning of people realizing they have beasts in their backyards with four legs that they want to ride again. Spring shots and blood draw for horses is here! Yeah for money in my pocket, booo for sanity. It hasn't been an easy decision, but I think my four-legged beasts in the backyard are going to have to be sold. I need to de-clutter my life somehow and as I see it I can't get rid of the kids, job, husband, or house so the horses are about the only option. It's sad b/c we've had Daisy for 8 years now and her first baby Dakota is now 6 years old and the biggest sweetie. I'm really hoping to give my old mare Celeste to a friend nearby. She is my favorite horse to ride so if the friend will take her, then at least I can visit and ride. The horse market is terrible, so maybe no one will want them - hayburners. We'll see what happens.
That's about all the freetime I have right now. I'm going to bed I think. I hate going to bed before 11pm, but I've had three 15hour days this week and my shoulder is burning. Please pray things work out and we are able to hire a new vet this spring!

Monday, March 3, 2008

The Champ

C.J. and Ry

NaNa and C.J.

Poppy with C.J. and Caleb - his two grandsons!

Seems like everyone is updating on their kiddos lately, so here's the latest on the youngest since Ry was last time.

So Casey is like a dream child. He is such a good little guy even when he's sick - which unfortunately has been more often than any mom would like. He's almost 4 months old now. He's quite large compared to his agemates - about 16 lbs. This has been a good thing for mom and dad's muscles, but not so good if it's a long distance to carry him in his carseat (20+ lbs). He loves to laugh and giggle and is freely gives out smiles to everyone. He really likes his big sisters, but has recently discovered hair is a fun thing to pull and gets a very loud response. He's getting to the stage where he likes to play with things like an exersaucer or activity mat, etc. He can roll from tummy to back but not vice-versa. I'm worried he'll be an early mover. Kel, I read your blog, and don't read the next part or you'll be really jealous:) C.J. will sleep between 8-10 hours most nights, occasionally less, but a quick feeding or pacifier placement puts him back to sleep til morning. All in all, #3 has been a great experience thus far. I can't imagine life without my little man. I tease Steve that I have a new boyfriend:) He doesn't seem to mind.